UMaine Printing Services receives two top ACUP+ honors

Editor’s note: Story updated April 18, 2023.

The Association of College and University Printers (ACUP+) awarded University of Maine Printing Services two first-place platinum production awards (large institution) for its work on a Climate Change Institute 50th anniversary publication and a College of Engineering student recruitment poster.

The 78-page CCI publication, which included a nearly 3-foot timeline poster, was cited by ACUP+ for its graphic design. Betty Lee, assistant director of the Climate Change Institute, led the production of the 50th anniversary publication in collaboration with Printing Services, which designed the cover and did the printing, and with Jenna Davenport, senior graphic designer in the Division of Marketing and Communications. The cover and product design was done by Printing Services graphic designer Arturo Camacho. In addition, the official 50th anniversary logo and included timeline handout was a joint effort between Camacho and Davenport. Production of the booklet involved the entire staff ensuring a high level of quality control and attention to detail on tricky set up, printing and bindery work.


This is the third time that a CCI publication has received ACUP+ awards for excellence: one was in 2019 for “The Art of Science, Climate Change Postcard Book” and in 2017 for a 64-page CCI publication.

The College of Engineering poster, cited for excellence in offset single page production, was designed by Christopher Karlen, communications specialist in the College of Engineering.

ACUP+ is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting college and university print and mail services. The platinum award is the association’s highest distinction.