Design Services

The Design Services team provides large-format printing, custom graphic design, website design, desktop publishing and other services to the Geophysical Institute and other UAF departments. Our skilled staff can help showcase your research in a professional and visually appealing way. We offer same-day service for most poster printing, scanning, and color printing/copying projects.
See our rates.

Same-day printing is available but will incur a $30 rush fee.

We are located in Room 208 of the Elvey Building on UAF’s West Ridge.

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact Us:
907-474-7146 or via email at

What We Do


Contact us for information about photography, scanning, digital image editing, custom illustration work, poster and other large-format design, color copying, quick-copy printing, photo printing and finishing/assembly work.

Contact us at 907-474-7146 or via email at

Graphic Design and Publications

Our graphic designers can create custom logos and illustrations for your program or project. We can assist with development of product and/or program branding, create website banners, and assist with publication design and development.

Using Adobe InDesign, the industry standard for desktop publishing, we can create publications ranging from fliers and brochures to newsletters, conference proceedings and books. In addition to performing the layout work on your projects, we will obtain bids for printing and binding from local or out-of-state vendors and act as liaisons with those vendors to obtain the product you need, on time and within budget.

Contact us for assistance with photo image editing, file formatting concerns, or to obtain stock photos and other artwork for your projects.

UAF Branding Guidelines

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Website Development


Design Services staff are equipped to assist with website development in other content management systems (such as Roxen, Wordpress, etc.) as well as purpose-built sites for sharing your research with the world, advertising and processing registrations for upcoming conferences, and more.

Contact us at 907-474-7146 or via email at for advice or assistance on your next web project.

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Poster Printing

Z6100Our HP DesignJet z6100ps printer can provide outstanding image quality and durability, with accurate, fade-resistant color on projects up to 58 inches wide. We can print on a variety of media, from bond paper to photo-quality paper, or on fabrics and canvas.

Our standard rate is $10 per square foot. Contact us for a quote on special media. Download our rate sheet for pricing on other printing services offered.
We recommend the following vendors for lamination services:

      Alaska Digital Printing                                   Date-Line Digital Printing

452-8141                     479-3831

                               Poster Design Resources

Tips for Reducing File Size       Large-format Printing Guide

Download UAF Logo                  Download GI Logo (GI Intranet login required)

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Media Production

Media production services include digital video recording, editing and final production. We use a variety of professional cameras, voice recorders, and studio lights to achieve high quality results. We support media projects through in-house development of CGI animations and acquisition of rights-managed assets, such as music or stock footage, from third party vendors. Products range from raw video recording of lectures and/or thesis defenses, to live-streaming online broadcasts, to show-length productions.

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Other Services

Contact us for information about

  • Poster and other large-format design
  • Custom illustration work
  • Photography
  • Digital image editing

Contact us at 907-474-7146 or via email at

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Poster Printing Request

Contact Information
Poster File
Max file size is 180mb. Permitted file types are pdf, ppt, pptx, eps, ai, jpg, tiff, ping and psd. If your file is larger than permitted or a different file type, please call us at x7863.
Same-day printing is available but will incur a $30 rush fee.
Payment Options
Several payment options are available.
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Business Cards

Business CardsTo order GI business cards, download and complete the Business Card Order Form. Obtain authorization from your supervisor (signature required), then submit the form to the GI Director’s Office for final approval. Once approved, the form will be routed to Design Services and your order will be placed immediately.

Most business card orders are filled within two weeks, however, if you need the cards sooner, please let us know your deadline so we can expedite the order.

Download UAF business card templates.

Get GI Logos and Letterhead

Geophysical Institute logos and letterhead may be used for official GI business only. They may not be used for unofficial or personal interests. You may access logos via the links below.

Full Color GI Logo

Line Art Variant GI Logo (white)

Line Art Variant GI Logo (black)

GI Letterhead (UA login required)

UAF branding guidelines and downloadable UAF templates and logos are available on the UAF University Relations website.

Training and Tech Support

Design Services staff are available to answer technical questions related to services offered and provide support related to the Adobe Creative Suite of publishing and graphic design applications and the Drupal content management system. Focused training in Adobe applications or Drupal CMS can be arranged for individuals and/or small groups. 

For technical support or to request training, please send us an email, or call us at 907-474-7146.

Rates and Estimates

Labor Rates
Design Services is not a recharge center. Currently, rates for Design Services labor are $65 per hour. All labor-related projects incur a half-hour minimum charge. Lengthy projects incur charges based on actual time, rounded up to the nearest quarter-hour.

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Poster Printing Rates
Poster Printing is typically $10 per square foot. Special poster printing promotions are offered for major conferences and events (i.e. AGU, Campus Research Day, etc.). Download our rate sheet for rates on the most frequently-requested printing services.

Canvas Printing and Stretching Rates
Turn your photos into great gifts and wall art. Design Services has recently added canvas printing and stretching to the services we offer. See examples of our stretched canvases on display on the second floor of the Elvey building. Licensed art may also be obtained through Design Services for an additional fee.

Core Services
A provision for limited core services is available for GI administrative offices and Fund-1 projects. Core services are not billable to the requesting department, but are absorbed by the Geophysical Institute’s Fund 1 budget. To qualify as a core service, the project or task requested must be critical to the operations of the requesting department. Depending on the project, core services may be capped at a certain number of hours, beyond which, the requesting department must absorb remaining costs at standard labor rates.

Contact Design Services Manager Lynda McGilvary at to find out if your project qualifies as a core service.

Contact Design Services at 907-474-7146 or via email at