Contracted Vendors

The contracted vendors listed below have been selected to maintain consistent
print quality, service and cost for the most common types of print jobs.

PRINTING

All print jobs at all Kent State locations in Ohio should go to one of our contracted printers:

HKM Direct Market Communications
Jim Jastatt - Senior Account Executive
330.716.2730 - cell phone
jjastatt@hkm.dcgcentral.com

Theresa Phelps - Account Service Representative
Direct Line: (216) 634-8050
tphelps@hkm.dcgcentral.com

Traxium/Printing Concepts
Mimi Mitchell
mimi@printingconcepts.com
330-572-8200 X203

Seifert Printing/Minuteman Press
Bill Seifert
bill1@minutemanpress.com
330-759-7414

Northern Ohio Printing
Mark Day
mark@nohioprint.com
216-398-0000, Ext. 238

Angstrom Graphics
info@angstromgraphics.com
O:216-271-5300

PROMOTIONAL ITEM

orders at all Kent State locations should go to one of our contracted vendors:

AG PrintPromo Solutions
theaggroup.com
330-315-9600
Email Anup Gupta at service@theaggroup.com to get your "KSU Preferred Pricing".

Consolidus (theKSUshop)
www.theKSUshop.com
866-776-6643
1-866-PromoHelp
For any questions or quotes, please email your
dedicated KSU Account Team at service@theKSUshop.com or call us at 866-776-6643 (Brooke Cline).

LARGE-FORMAT

printing and installation jobs at all Kent State locations in Ohio should go to one of our contracted vendors:

Central Graphics
(www.centralgraphicsgroup.com)
Dave Soulsby
dave@centralgraphicsgroup.com
330-928-7080 X303

Jeff Loofboro
jeff@centralgraphicsgroup.com
330-928-7080 X306

Riot Creative Imaging
www.riotcolor.com
Mike Lanese
mike.lanese@e-arc.com
216-281-1234

Susan Mc Daniel
susan.mcdaniel@e-arc.com
216-539-1490

Scherba Industries Inc./Inflatable Images
www.inflatableimages.com
Sally Woznicki
s.woz@scherba.com
330-273-3200

Vista Color Imaging Inc.
vistacolorimaging.com
Marcia Kren
(216) 651-2830
Cell: (216) 469-3229
marcia@vistacolorimaging.com

LIGHTING, AUDIO AND VIDEO PRODUCTION

jobs related to events at Kent State locations in Ohio should go to one of our contracted vendors:

Hughie’s Event Productions
www.hughies.com
Rick Kish
rkish@hughies.com
216-377-1946

NPI Audio Visual Solutions
www.npiav.com
Joe Thompson
joe.thompson@npiav.com, 216-514-5023

Rock City Capital Sound
rcseventproduction.com
Nada Jurist
NKJurist@RCSEventProduction.com
O: 216-281-6600 ext. 1005 | toll free: 844-704-6600
C: 216.496.6446
F: 216-281-6601

PHOTOGRAPHY

Andrea Hallgren
615-337-7328
andreahallgren@gmail.com

Andrew Eicher
330-806-8189
A.eicher8098@gmail.com

Nate Manley
nmanley23@gmail.com
330-703-6412

Bruce Mitchell
bruceonlocation@gmail.com
216-244-5116

Scott Galvin
scott@galvinphoto.com
330-554-7575

Shane Wynn
shanewynn@mac.com
330-328-7184

David Maxwell
330-554-7099
maxwellphoto@earthlink.net

Tori Thomas
330-554-7776
torithomasphotography@gmail.com

Dan Perez
330-716-4194
danrperezphoto@gmail.com

MEDIA BUYS

Small and/or local media purchases can be handled independently. All other
media buys go through Fahlgren Mortine. Contact your marketing strategy
and research representative in UCM for assistance working with Fahlgren Mortine.

To upload files to individual vendors, please contact the account representatives

FAQ

Has the way I order forms, business cards, letterhead, etc. changed?
No. You still place your orders online. You may see additional online offerings in the future. Stationery envelopes are still ordered from the Procurement site.

Why are so many printers on the contracted vendors list?
The printers on the list represent a full range of printing capabilities that match Kent State’s printing needs.

Why should I use the contracted printing vendors?
The contracted printing vendors have been thoroughly vetted by the RFP selection process on behalf of the entire university. The contracts are reviewed yearly, and University Communications and Marketing monitors the quality of printing and service daily. The contracted printing vendors were selected to maintain consistent print quality, service and cost throughout the duration of the contract.

Can I use a printer not on the contracted printing vendor list?
No, Kent State has a contracted obligation to use the vendors approved through our RFP selection process.

How do I pay for printing services? 
Depending on the project and the vendor, you will pay for printing services in one of three ways:

  • A purchase order is issued by University Communications and Marketing. It includes your designated index number which will be charged.
  • Payment for invoices up to $2,500 per transaction can be made on your department credit card (Reference policy no. 7-02.16).
  • You will receive the vendor's invoice to submit to Accounts Payable.

Whom do I contact if I have questions about the selection of the contracted printing vendors?
Procurement – Janet Schramm, Strategic Sourcing Manager, 330-672-9193, jschramm@kent.edu
University Communications and Marketing – Rebecca Murphy, associate vice president, 330-672-8533, rmurph20@kent.edu