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Resident Student Mail

The United States Postal Service (USPS) delivers student mail from the Hampden postal facility to Mailing Services where it is sorted, then delivered to mail rooms in each campus dormitory. Residence hall employees sort the mail into mailboxes assigned to students. Package Pickups for Resident Students All packages mailed to resident students by the USPS […]

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Creating PDFs

Taking the Pain Out of Creating PDF Files For those who have not created a PDF before from their electronic file the process can be a daunting task. At Printing Services we want to make the process as pain-free as possible. That is why the following step-by-step directions have been compiled to help you create […]

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Planning Presentations

Planning content for handouts, presentations, posters, and Powerpoint for workshops, classrooms, and conferences Think ahead. Plan what you want your handout or presentation to accomplish or communicate. Consider your audience • Who is your audience? — Is your audience a cross-section of the public, specialists, or lay people? — What are the needs or expectations […]

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Planning & Designing Posters

A poster is a vehicle to start a dialogue. It should catch the eye of your audience and stimulate curiosity about what you have to say. Just remember, it’s a poster, not a novel. Creating Content Clarify your message by identifying your audience and defining the purpose of your poster. “Need to know:” The primary […]

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Planning Accessible Designs

Best Practices One of the best practices to adopt when thinking about document design is keeping an open mind. Your routine design and formatting preferences (e.g., bold, centered headlines and underlined subheads) may not offer the best solutions for usability and accessibility. Time spent identifying your audience will help guide graphic design decisions when creating […]

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UMaine Non-Discrimination Notice on Print Projects

Non-Discrimination Notice The official University of Maine non-discrimination notice exists in both a long and a short form. The long form is to be printed in undergraduate and graduate catalogs, employee and student handbooks, and other lengthy publications distributed to students, employees, applicants for admission, and job applicants. The short form is to be printed […]

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Printing Templates

Templates The official University of Maine Style Guide, including standard letterhead and business card design templates, is available online here. Style guide regarding suggested guidelines for printed & web materials for University departments are listed at here. Questions about using University logos in your project design or obtaining electronic files for high resolution print publications should […]

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Offset Lithography

  Top Quality at Affordable Prices We strive to provide our clients with top-quality printing and mailing services at the best prices in the industry. All our presses conform to international standards for offset lithography and offer clients options for print jobs running from slick, 4-color magazines to one-color newsletters in smaller runs. Our knowledgeable […]

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Printing & Mailing Glossary

AAs: Author’s Alterations. Refers to changes made after a job has been submitted (such as changes in design, layout, copy, graphics or photographs). Printers charge for AAs. Absorbency: the capacity a paper has to absorb liquids, like the inks or water used to run offset lithographic presses. Acid-free paper (also Archival): paper that has an […]

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Standard Printing Templates

The official University of Maine Style Guide, including standard letterhead and business card design templates, is available online at www.umaine.edu/relations/styleguide/. This link will open in a new window. Questions about using University logos in your project design or obtaining electronic files for high resolution print publications should be directed to the Department of University Relations. […]

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