Wayne State University

Strategic Partnership Printers

As a result of a competitive bid effort, the university has developed a new commercial print vendor selection process. After comprehensive review by Procurement & Strategic Sourcing and Marketing and Communications, three vendors have been chosen for the University's commercial printing needs. Limiting the university's print vendors to three choices will provide a significant cost savings to the university, improve customer service and increase efficiency in the print ordering process.  Each Vendor has completed a rate guideline to assist with pricing out work through their company.

The three vendors and their pricing charts are:

Inland Press
2001 W. Lafayette
Detroit, MI  48216
Sales rep: Steve Cordon
Office: 313-967-5530
Cell:  586-419-4364
scordon@inlandpress.com

Inland Press Pricing Guide

Graphics East
16005 Sturgeon St.,
Roseville, MI 48066
Sales rep: Janine Carlino
Office: 586-598-1500
Cell: 586-212-1155
janine@graphicseast.com

Graphics East Pricing Guide

Tepel Brothers Printing Company
1725 John R Road 
Troy, MI 48083
Sales rep: Michael A. Peretto
Office: 248-786-0480
Cell: 586-703-8586
michael@tepelbrothers.com

Tepel Brothers Pricing Guide

Inland Press Graphics East Tepel Brothers

These three vendors have a history of working with the university, and most of you already have relationships with them. You are free to work with any of them and they will likely be around, calling on you for business. Please proceed as you normally would, discuss the print job with the rep, request a quote, then submit it to purchasing. If you are unsure about the capabilities/specialties of each vendor, a cost schedule is available at URL. You also may wish to attend the Purchasing Trade Fair on Sept. 18 in the Community Arts lobby to meet the vendors

Please proceed as you normally would before the implementation of the Strategic Partnership agreements.  Discuss your print job with the representative from the company you select and have them submit a quote.  Once you are satisfied, prepare a WayneBuy Requisition and have the person who creates that Requisition upload the Requisition in WayneBuy as support documentation.  If you are unsure about the capabilities/specialties of each vendor, a cost schedule Pricing Guide (or Guideline) is available at URL. You also may wish to attend the Purchasing Strategic Partners Trade Fair on Sept. 18 in the Community Arts lobby to meet the vendors.

As a matter of policy, orders below $5,000 will be placed with the vendor you list on your WayneBuy Requisition from the list of 3 preferred printers.  Large orders will be competitively bid among the three.

Note:  Unique items (i.e. the South End newspaper) will continue to be sourced through appropriate niche printers.

If you have questions, please contact

Valerie Kreher in Procurement at 313-577-3720 / ab4889@wayne.edu or
Christa Mowry in Marketing at 313-577-8157 / cmowry@wayne.edu