Creative Services

WE LISTEN...
by addressing our clients' needs and ideas.


WE RESPOND...
by producing high quality materials.


WE CARE...
about the success of all learners.

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About Creative Services

Poster Printer Info



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We serve AEA staff and Area 10 school districts. We also provide services to other groups and organizations that are non-profit or tax-supported.


GRAPHIC DESIGN


Eric Cleveland

Graphic Designer
319-399-6585
ecleveland@gwaea.org


Andrea Castek

Graphic Designer
319-399-6739
acastek@gwaea.org

WORKING WITH OUR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

1) Email, phone or setup a face-to-face meeting to discuss your project.
2) We’ll email you some sample ideas.
3) If needed, we’ll make changes and send you the updated version.
4) When your project is approved, we’ll send it to the printshop or email a finalized electronic file.
**Turnaround Time
Our goal is to send a proof to you within a week,
but we'll do our best to meet your deadlines.

Use our services for:
- Identity package design
- Brochures/Flyers/Forms
- Posters
- School Foundation materials
- School Bond Issue information materials
- Video editing

SAMPLE DESIGN PROJECTS


PRINTING

FULL COLOR PRINTING

Our graphic designers can create your pieces for you or you can submit your completed files to be printed. 
We can also resize your file if you have created a piece you want printed a different size. 
We can make color copies from your 11x17 or smaller original. Our scanner is only 11x17 so we are 
unable to copy or digitize any larger originals.
For best results:
- submit PDF files with graphics and fonts embedded.
- Digital photos should be 300 dpi.

BLACK AND WHITE PRINTING

We have three high-quality, high-speed B/W printers for printing your projects. 
We specialize in printing packets for educators and training.
You can submit your jobs online, email your files or bring us hardcopies for us to scan in. 
We can print both 8.5x11 and 11x17 sizes and have a wide range of paper colors to brighten up your documents.

Paper Choices

We have a wide variety of paper available. You can email us to request a paper swatch book: tjohannsen@gwaea.org

OFFSET PRINTING
(printing press)

Offset printing is a good output solution for:
• envelopes
• certificates
• long runs of single or spot color
• letterheads that will be used in a printer.

 Request an ink swatch sheet.



What We Need From You

• a clean black print on white paper

• hardcopy or e-mail an electonic file

• color separations (contact us for more information)

BINDERY

Our bindery options include...
Collating - arrangement of sheets in proper sequence

Stapling - single, booklet or other

Spiral Binding (a.k.a. comb binding)

Folding - single, tri-fold or custom folding

Lamination - 6 mil lamination primarily for posters

Drilling - 3-hole, 1-hole or custom. Multiple sizes.

Cutting - we can cut whole reams of paper to virtually any size

Shrink Wrap - plastic wrap your projects for safe keeping

And more...

THE WORK CENTER

Teacher Work Center samples

USING THE WORK CENTER

Our work area provides many creative options for you to work on projects.

In the Work Center you will find:
- laminators
- die cut shapes and devices (watch video or view die cut catalog pdf)
- Button makers (watch video)
- B/W poster enlarger (watch video)
- Learning Activity Posters
- Button Template - 1.25"
- Button Template - 1.75"
- Button Template - 2.5"
- Button Template - 3.5"