Contracted Vendors | Kent State University

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.

Contracted Vendor Guidelines

Printing

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

Promotional Items

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

  • AG PrintPromo Solutions

  • Global Promotions and Incentives (GPI)

Large-Format Graphics

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

Event Lighting, Audio and Video Production

All lighting, audio and video production jobs related to events at Kent State locations in Ohio should go to one of our contracted vendors:

Media Buys

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

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 - Larry McWilliams, assistant manager, 330-672-9196, lmcwilli@kent.edu
University Communications and Marketing – Rebecca Murphy, associate vice president, 330-672-8533, rmurph20@kent.edu