Print Release

University Policy

The University enforces a policy that requires prior approval (i.e., a "Print Release") for all printing or production projects using external (off-campus) vendors and costing $50 or more. Five business days BEFORE the project is printed, please submit a print release request so we can review your project for brand compliance. Projects printed without prior approval are subject to review by the Office of the President/Marketing and Communications. Projects found out of compliance with the University's brand standards may need to be reprinted at the orginating department's expense.

To review the University's brand guidelines, please visit www.unr.edu/logos.

Print Release Request

The Purchasing Department requires a print release number if your printing or production using external (off-campus) vendors costs more than $50. (Copy Center/Nevada Ink is the primary on-campus printing vendor, and their staff checks projects for University brand compliance as well.)

Please fill out the form on this page and attach a PDF or other image of the artwork you intend to produce. Marketing and Communications will review your request within two business days to check for brand compliance. Failure to obtain a print release can result in reprinting materials at the originating department's expense. It can also result in having your P-card taken away.

For more information, or to receive training in the University's brand standards, please contact David Branby, Creative Director, at (775) 784-6187 or email dbranby@unr.edu.

Instructional materials, such as tests, syllabi, articles and reports, are exempt from University graphic guidelines and do not require a print release. However, we would ask that you kindly include the University's official Block N logo on the cover of these works.

Scholarly works, such as a dissertation or thesis, are exempt from University graphic guidelines and do not require a print release. Again, we do ask that you put the University's official Block N logo on the cover of these works.

Stationery and business system items (letterhead, envelopes, business cards, and name tags, etc.) must be printed by the University's contracted stationery printing company, Barker Business Systems, because the University has negotiated beneficial pricing for those materials. Please visit the stationery page for online ordering information.  

Exceptions will require President's Office/Marketing and Communications approval.

Thank you kindly for your cooperation, and for doing your part to champion and protect the University brand.

Print Release Form