New Contract for Stationery, Envelopes and Business Cards

Published: July 22nd, 1998

Category: Memos

Jack Battenfield, Associate Vice President

A new contract (bid #99J-33YC) for stationery and business cards has been negotiated by the university which offers outstanding prices and service. The three selected printers are Double M, Ameriprint and UF Printing and Graphics. Prices remain at approximately 25 percent of what was charged eight years ago. Services continue to include free pick-up and delivery and quick turn-around time (generally no more than five working days).

Typesetting charges for stationery and envelopes range from free to $8, and prices for an optional blue ink range from $7 to $10.

You can select from three different printers, use black or navy blue ink, economy or quality recycled paper stock. You can also select from two economy envelopes: one that matches the economy letterhead and one that is slightly less in quality but better for mass mailings.

Prices for essentially the same stationery order can vary by 60 percent. To determine the best buy, add the cost of the items you want plus possible first-time typesetting and the possible charge if you prefer blue ink.

Remember that you can buy from one or all three of the approved printers. You are not expected to buy stationery from one printer and envelopes from another just to save 50 cents. Convenience also has a value. Envelopes and letterhead generally match better if from the same printer on the same brand of paper.

Please provide this information to the person in your office who orders stationery, envelopes and business cards. Detailed information on stationery and cost will be sent to you in campus mail and be available on the web at


Thank you.

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