Print and Mail Services awarded twice at print competition

Print and Mail Services awarded twice at print competition

The Alfred State Print and Mail Services Department was awarded for two of its printed pieces in the Association of College and University Printers’ 2015 print competition.

Catherine Chambers, director of Print and Mail Services, said the Alfred State personalized viewbook won a first-place award for quality and uniqueness, and the Alfred University MostArts Festival brochure received an honorable mention under the “Best Digitally Printed” category.

“We feel especially honored to win these awards, notably the one for a recruitment piece,” Chambers said, referring to the viewbook, “as the recruitment and retention of students is one of the most important functions on campus.”

Print and Mail Services provides document and distribution solutions to the campus community, including the production and management of all printed materials related to student recruitment, admission decisions, scholarship awards, academic warnings, etc. The award-winning, state-of-the-art Print and Mail Services facility at Alfred State is a key component of SUNY’s shared services initiative.

The Association of College and University Printers is a non-profit organization that was established to promote communication, training, and educational opportunities within the higher education in-plant printing and mailing industry, according to its website, http://www.acup-edu.org/.

Chambers is an elected board member of the organization and a regular presenter at its annual conference. At the 2015 conference, held April 12-16 Portsmouth, VA, the title of her presentation was “Variable Data: The Good, the Bad, the Possible.”