All MTSU business cards, letterhead, envelopes, note pads, cards, and other stationery items must be produced by Creative and Visual Services and must be printed by Printing Services. This ensures consistency and quality in these key and ubiquitous branding items. Reprints of your stationery items, even if there are no changes, also come through our office.
Do you want to order a name badge? Click order name badge or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes the name and department for each person for whom you are ordering a name badge, whether you want the badge to be plastic ($13.50) or metal ($8.50), your name, your index number, and the Box number for delivery. Thank you.
Below are frequently asked questions and answers about stationery. If you would like to have a copy of these, download this PDF.
What is considered to be Stationery?
Business cards, letterhead, electronic letterhead, envelopes (all sizes), memo pads, notepads, router pads, notecards, and mailing labels are all considered to be Stationery. The format, fonts, marks, and colors are defined by the University and may not be altered. Stationery is one of the key branding elements of Middle Tennessee State University.
Who can have University business cards?
Business cards can be ordered for full-time faculty and staff, some part-time staff as determined by their supervisors, Professiors Emeriti as determined by Human Resources or the Provost Office, some graduate assistants, and some students who have significant recruiting or research presentation responsibilities upon request and approval.
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Can I use my own design on my business card or provide a different paper to use?
No. The University has an approved standard format for official University business cards. The standard design applies to the paper the cards are printed on, colors, the type face used, and the graphics allowed. The standard must be followed.
What if I want something different on my card?
You can order a two-sided business card. The front side will be the approved University format. Ask Creative and Visual Services to design the back of your card to meet additional information or contact needs.
Can I have personal University letterhead and envelopes?
No. Official University letterhead and envelopes can be created for offices (Office of the President, Office of the Dean, Office of the Chair, etc.), Colleges, Programs, Centers, etc., but are not created for individuals. Memo pads and note cards can be produced for individuals.
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May I put a special graphic or seal on my letternead?
Certain secondary graphics, such as accredidtation seals, may be affixed, smaller than the MTSU wordmark, in the lower right-hand corner of letterhead, pending C&VS approval.
Why do I have to have the University street address on envelopes?
The Post Office requires it.
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Why do I need an account/index number on envelopes?
If you plan to send through the MTSU Post Office, the account/index number identifies who to charge for postage. If you opt to leave off the account/index number, you must apply postage before mailing.
How can I place my stationery order?
It’s easy! Just go to the Creative and Visual Services webpage (mtsu.edu/creativeservices) and click on the Stationery link (mtsu.edu/creativeservices/stationery.php) to start your order. Just follow the prompts and submit your order.
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Stationery for Athletics is different from other University stationery. Can I use
the online system for ordering
Athletics stationery can be ordered through mtsu.edu/creativeservices/order_form_pub.php. MTSU’s Athletic Director worked with Creative and Visual Services and the President’s Office to create the official, standard format for Athletics stationery, and that standard format is to be used for all Athletics stationery.
Why do I have to go through Creative and Visual Services to order stationery?
C&VS is responsible for making sure that stationery meets the University’s branding standards, that the nondiscrimination statement is current and correct, and for tracking print numbers for reporting purposes. All stationery is to be ordered through Creative and Visual Services and printed on campus by Printing Services.
Who do I contact if I have additional quesions?
Contact Creative and Visual Services at email@example.com or call 615-898-2744.
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