University Marketing & Communications

Banners and signage

UW retractable banners

University Marketing is no longer checking out expandable banners, but you can have one made for your department at C+C Communications for around $200. They have templates on hand, or you can customize your own. See more information

President’s seal

For events with the UW President – Reserve the UW lectern seal

Signage usage on campus

The following rules and permits apply. Please read carefully!
-Putting banners on campus buildings (need a permit)
-Place sandwich boards around campus (need a permit)
-Put banners on light poles (need a permit)

Great info about promoting and advertising your event on campus, especially to students, from the RSO Website.

Campus signage resources

Check out the Branded Event Templates available here.
On campus large format printing can be found at UW Creative.
For specialty posters, check out UW Posters
~ A new product is a peel and stick sign that does not leave a residue on surfaces, good for reusable signage, such as sandwich boards. Mobile signage – 8’ free standing banners with carrying case, and a 24 or 36” tabletop banners. Additionally, they can create hanging signs (with grommets) and fabric banners.

Off-campus signage vendors

These are some of the companies used around campus for banners and signs.
Washington Graphics LLC – Bob Morgan 425-376-0877
FastSigns – 47th & University, Sonia 206-886-3860
S&J Graphics – Jana Kramberger 360-297-0059
McNamara Signs – 206-284-0809 (UW Grad and Alumni Association partner)

SoundWind / Air Arts – Wind socks and banners
Visual Graphic Systems

Poster display rentals

Please see posterboard examples for information on display rentals available for your conference or event. Please note: Conference Services does not rent these directly– you can get them from the following vendors (includes delivery and set-up):

GES Exposition – Karri Zuvela, (425) 873-3115 (Renton)
Triumph Expo and Events– Carolyn Chuculate, (206) 431-1010 (Tukwila)

Standard poster boards are 4′ x 8′ and they are double-sided.

The “useable” surface area of each poster board side is 3′ 9″ high by 7′ 7″ wide. (The rest of the area is taken up by the frame.)

For one poster per side, you may inform the authors that the allowable space is: 91″ by 45″ (or round down to 2 meters by 1 meter)

For two posters per side: each presenter may plan on an area of 45″ x 45″ (or round down to 1 meter by 1 meter — with room to spare to separate each poster)