Although you may not have thought of it this way, in addition to being educational institutions, schools are businesses too. Every business needs print materials, including K-12 and higher education institutions; though, the print materials may differ a little bit in their message and purpose.
Schools can use print for more than handouts and assignments. Printed materials can be used for events, promotional products, and more.
Here are some of the most important printed materials for schools:
Institution materials can include both informational and promotional items. These materials will be used in and around the school, as well as mailed or sent home with students. Printed institution materials may consist of posters, handouts, brochures, flyers, coupons, yearbooks, report cards, planners, calendars, forms, certificates, labels, stickers, decals, magnets, student ID cards, notepads, letterheads, envelopes, and signage.
All institution materials should include identifiable elements of the school, such as the school’s name, logo, mascot, colors, slogan, or other identifiers.
Special events are an exciting social aspect that enhances the school experience. Using printed materials, both before and during events, build excitement and participation, and can improve the visual experience of the event.
Consider print materials for events such as open houses, proms, graduations, theater, sporting events, and others.
There is a wide variety of printed materials that you may need: banners, signs, invitations, flyers, tickets, programs, cards, wayfinding signage, displays, and more.
Marketing and Fundraising Materials
Schools cannot solely rely on digital marketing efforts, like a website and emails, for promotions and fundraising efforts. Schools need to take a multimedia marketing approach to maximize the response rate. That means both digital and printed materials.
Print solutions for school marketing and fundraising can include informational mailers, postcards, brochures, flyers, professional documents, greeting cards, and promotional packages.
Educational materials include items used for learning, teaching, and classroom functions. Printed educational materials that are needed by schools include packets (welcome packets, course work), worksheets, booklets, window or table clings, learning cards, posters, whiteboards, and more.
In addition to paper materials, Omega offers printing on multiple substrates, as well as lamination and finishing services for a variety of educational materials.
Operational materials are often overlooked. However, these materials are just as important for schools as they are for any other business. Operational materials for schools can include directories, employee handbooks, newsletters, disciplinary slips, hall passes, contact cards, and safety/emergency plans.
Why you should choose Omega High-Impact Print Solutions for your school’s printing:
Omega High-Impact Print Solutions has been providing commercial print solutions for over 70 years and has experience working with educational institutions from Pre-K to colleges and universities. Omega has the ability to create all of the above-printed materials, customized to individual needs and match school colors.
Additionally, Omega specializes in unique finishes, shapes, and large-format printing. Our experienced team of print experts can help guide you to the best solution for your next print project!
Contact us to get started on your print project today!
Written by Omega High-Impact Print Solutions’ Marketing Intern, Ava Hoch.