Design & Print: Prices, Resources and Lead Times

We can help you with designs for a variety of different types of print, web and digital media. Our talented designers have many years of experience and can create eye-catching, professional designs that will allow you to communicate your message successfully.

Requesting work from the Design Studio

The Department of Marketing and Student Recruitment has worked with Information Service to develop a new workflow system in the Design Studio. This system will help us and help you as the customer to keep track of the work sent to the Design Studio, as all work sent is shown on your personal record. It will operate as a bilingual document management system for the University.

Please send work for the Design Studio via this new system but you are welcome to continue to use the e-mail ( or telephone (ext. 8760) for any enquiries/questions. 

To get started, click, log in and start creating your design studio request by clicking on ‘Design Studio Jobs’ button.


Lead Times

For Design & Print to function fairly and effectively it is necessary to provide sufficient time for work to be produced.

Type of design work Lead Time 
Booklet (8 pages -20 pages) 3 weeks
Brochure (over 20 pages)  6 weeks
Business Cards 2 weeks 
Certificates  3 weeks
Digital Adverts  2 weeks 
Envelopes  3 weeks 
Leaflet (Folded A4)  3 weeks 
Letter Heads  2 weeks 
Maps  6 weeks 
Newsletters  3 weeks
Photography 3 weeks 
Postcards  3 weeks 
Poster  3 weeks 
Pull-ups  6 weeks 
Static Displays  6 weeks 
Signage  3 weeks 
Vouchers  3 weeks



Brand Identity

We can provide guidance on University Corporate Branding and have access to an extensive image library of University subjects.  Whatever your project, call us for chat.  We will be happy to advise you on any queries and make suggestions.  Whilst we are primarily responsible for the University design and print needs, we also extend our service to external customers.  Whether you are just starting out or looking for a change of image, we can help – offering a complete in-house design service tailored to your specific brief or designed purely from our understanding of your individual requirements.

University Corporate Branding

Image Library

We currently hold over 3,000 images covering every aspect of the university; from campus life and graduation to specialist images and events.  You can access the entire range of images in our Image Library.

Instructions for users:  The images you have access to are watermarked previews.  You can search using keywords as well as the built-in categories found on the site.  When you find an image you like, simply click “Save”.  This adds your images to a favourites section on the site which you can then access to collect them later.  If you are working with us on a job you can email them a list of images you need from the favourites page.  Just copy and paste the image file names from the favourites into an email.

Contacting us about images:  you can contact us for image requests at this address –

Custom images:  The image library represents the images we currently use.  If you find you need images of your own we can also arrange and direct photo shoots or search specialist photographic image libraries if you require something more specific.  This is only available for promotional and marketing work – not individual research work.


The majority of the work undertaken by the department is recharged to departments. Given that the department is run on the basis of providing a 'service' to the University, the level of charges are substantially less than those levied by commercial printers. Work, which is outside the remit of the University, is charged at competitive commercial rates.

Examples of prices for internal University business items 

University Department Letterhead - 500 -  £22
University Department Compliment slips - 500 - £12.50
University Department Business Cards (double sided) - 250 - £30

Xerox digital printing

Digitally printed Brochure, A4
Digitally printed flyer, A5 single sided, colour- 2p each 
Digitally printed flyer, A5 double sided, colour  4p each 
Digitally printed poster, A4 single sided, colour - 4p each 
Digitally printed poster, A3 single sided, colour, 8p each 
Digitally printed leaflet, double sided folded to one third A4, colour- 8p each

Large format printing 

Large format printed poster, A2 single sided, colour- £6 each 
Large format printed poster, A1 single sided, colour- £8 each 
Large format printed poster, A0 single sided, colour- £10 each


Quotations can be given for all work undertaken. Please contact the Service for details. Paper prices will depend upon the market price of paper at the time of purchase. The Service works within the University of Wales Purchasing Consortium but closely monitors market prices to ensure the most competitive purchase price.

Design Fees

There is usually no charge for graphic design, web design or photography to University departments requiring promotional material to recruit undergraduate and postgraduate students. However there are penalty charges for late changes to designs or copy. You will receive a job proof sheet with every project which highlights the responsibility of the customer to proof and approve jobs before they are printed.