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That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Production Center

As part of the Marketing and Communications team, the Production Center offers printing services to students, employees, non-profits, and government entities. Our printing and production team is here to help get your document printed and into distribution. Whether you are looking to have resumes, artwork, bulletins, publications, or large format posters printed – we can print it!

Production Center hours

Monday – Friday | 8 am to 4:30 pm
(605) 256-5189

Printing and Design Services

Printing and Design Services operated through the Production Center offer printing, design, layout, and electronic media conversion. Our convenient on-campus location provides easy access for students, faculty, and staff delivering print and design services.

Dakota State University provides services including; digital and offset printing, poster and other wide formats, address, and variable content printing. Complimenting these services is a host of document preparation, publication finishing options, large format printing, window clings, and indoor/outdoor signage. Services outside the capabilities of the production center are provided by off-campus vendors. 

Business Card Requests  

The standard business card size is 2 x 3.5, printed on high-quality cover stock. We offer standard quantities of 100, 250, or 500. We also accommodate custom orders beyond our standard quantities. 


Order business cards

Dakota State students may order business cards in quantities of 50 ($5) or 100 ($10). We also accommodate custom orders beyond our standard quantities. The standard business card size is 2 x 3.5, printed on high-quality cover stock.

Student business card

Order Student Business Cards


Letterhead Requests

The standard letterhead size is 8.5 X 11, finished on high-quality white, text-weight paper. We offer standard quantities of 100, 250, or 500. We also accommodate custom orders beyond our standard quantities. letterhead-image-1.png

Order letterhead


Envelope Requests

The standard envelope size is 4.125 x 9.5, finished on a high-quality white, #10 standard envelope. We offer standard quantities of 100, 250, or 500. We also accommodate custom orders beyond our standard quantities. envelope-requests-image-one.png

Order envelopes



Dakota State branded folders are available in the Production Center for $1.50 each. Please fill out the order request below to order folders. folder-image-1.jpg

Order folders


Desk nameplates

Nameplates can be ordered for the desk. Desk nameplates will be printed on a waterproof stock and inserted into a desk plaque frame. 


Metal nameplate: $5.00desk-nameplate-metal.png

Order desk nameplate

Order metal holder

Deluxe glass nameplate: $65.00

Upscale, contemporary, double-pane glass desk sign, with stainless steel standoffs. Could be used as a nameplate, registration desk sign, or check-out window display. Size 6”x3”, sits at a 60° angle.glass-nameplate.jpg

Order glass holder


Wearable magnetic nametagsdsu-magnetic-nametag.png

Order wearable magnetic nametag

Whether you're experiencing a creative block or need assistance in creating branded materials, we're at your service. Let one of our expert graphic designers help you achieve your vision with custom designs you'll be proud to show off! 

Order Design Service

Regular and Bulk Mailing 

Our convenient on-campus location provides easy access for students, faculty, and staff to a comprehensive one-stop-shop for mailing services. 

Services we offer: 

  • Tabbing to meet U.S. Postal Service regulations 
  • Inserting 
  • General labels or name tags for events 
  • Mail merge 
  • Address postcards, brochures, envelopes 
  • Personalized salutations 

UPS/FedEx/USPS Services

Shipping and Receiving 

Shipping and Receiving is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding University holidays. We provide accurate and timely handling, distribution, and processing of all inbound and outbound shipments. Our goal is to offer same-day service on items received before 2 p.m. daily. 

For a minimal fee, our staff receives documents, and delivers packages and items across campus. An email notification is sent to package recipients when items have been received and are ready for pick up. Student package pickup is available at the Student Services Center after 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Staff/Faculty pickup is available at the Production Center in the Learning Engagement Center, Monday through Friday. 

Shipping Options 

Outgoing packages to be shipped via UPS, FedEx, or USPS must be brought to the Production Center located in the Learning Engagement Center on campus. Packages must be properly sealed and labeled with the complete return and ship-to address. Our helpful staff is available to assist. Packing supplies are available on-site to assist you with your shipping needs.  

Pickup Schedule at Production Center in the Learning Engagement Center (LEC) 
  • UPS 12:00 pm daily 
  • FedEx 12:00 pm daily 
  • USPS 4:00 pm daily 

Contact the DSU Production Center for any questions about mailing services at productioncenter@dsu.edu

Pricing Questions? 

Contact us with the details of your project and we will be happy to provide you with an estimate.  Contact (605)-256-5189 or email productioncenter@dsu.edu.

What can we print? 

Business cards, stationery, flyers, brochures, coil bound books, booklets, posters, programs, and more.  

Is it on-brand? 

Double-check the visual identity standards for on-campus publications, and materials for promoting Dakota State University in the brand manual.  

What is the turn-around time? 

The time needed for printing completion varies greatly based on job type. Most print requests need to allow one to two (1-2) business days for completion. Larger and/or more complicated requests may require a longer turnaround time. Rush orders will be accommodated if resources are available and will result in additional rush charges. 

Additional holiday turnaround 

During the holiday season, our regular printing turnaround time will be extended by an additional two (2) business days due to an increase in volume. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Copiers/printers on campus:  Why do you get charged to make copies? 

Copier and printer fees pay for the monthly rent of the copiers, toner, and maintenance fees. 

How do I request copier or printer supplies? 

The operation and support of campus-wide copiers and devices includes restocking print supplies i.e.: toner and paper.

Please email productioncenter@dsu.edu