Project Lead Times
Production Time Required for Print and Web Communications
We encourage our clients to meet with us at any stage during the planning of a project, especially if they hope to create a marketing campaign requiring several print and web components. In these cases, the Creative Services office might have cost- and time-saving suggestions in regards to scheduling, best practices, and how to bundle printing and production.
Design and Printing
|Design Time||Printing Time|
|New Postcard||1–2 weeks||1–2 weeks|
|Program (text flowed into existing look)||1–2 weeks||1–2 weeks|
|New Program||1–3 weeks||1-2 weeks|
|Standing Project (type alts only, no redesign or resizing)||1–2 weeks||1–2 weeks|
|Flyer, copy job||2 weeks||1–2 weeks|
|Flyer, design and print||1–3 weeks||1–2 weeks|
|Newsletter||3–4 weeks||1-2 weeks|
|Brochure||2–4 weeks||1-2 weeks|
|Invitation Package||2 weeks||1–2 weeks|
|Banners||1-2 weeks||1-2 weeks|
|Design Time||Production Time|
|Window Vinyl||1–2 weeks||Up to 3 days|
|Mounted Laminated Posters||1–2 weeks||Up to 1 week|
|Wall Vinyl||1–2 weeks||Up to 1 week|
|Wall Text with cleated mount||1–2 weeks||Up to 1 week|
|"Wall Paper" graphic vinyl||1–2 weeks||Up to 3 weeks|
|New Ad (dependent upon size, number of images, etc.)||1–3 weeks|
|Resizing of Existing Ad||1–2 weeks|
|Web Graphics (web banners, intruders, etc.)||1 week||2 days|
|Navigation and/or organizational revisions to existing websites||2–3 weeks||1–3 weeks|
|Static, Stand-alone Website||Client consultation suggested|
These lead times assume prompt review and proofreading by the client when notified, as well as final approval in one or two days. A longer approval time will add to the production cycle. That time cannot be made up by the designer, printer, or programmer.
During peak months (April, May, August and September), additional time may be needed to complete projects. Conversely, CS may be able to accommodate requests with shorter lead times during slower periods.
Finally, CS should always be approached first, before partnering with external vendors. Depending upon capacity at that time, CS may be able to accommodate your needs.