Project Turnaround Times

Allow plenty of time for the best possible result. 

We know it can be difficult determining when to request assistance from the Office of Marketing & Communications. That's why we've created the table below, which identifies the typical minimum turnaround times for the some of the most commonly requested projects. All times are expressed as business days. 

Our ability to complete projects within these published ranges is largely dependent upon the office's workload at the time the creative services request is submitted. In certain instances, quicker turnarounds may be accommodated by contacting Roberta Daley at rdaley@udallas.edu or 972-721-5179.

A couple of definitions before you start planning. Creative turn is the time it will take to move a project through the entire production and proofing process. Print turn is the time it will take to print, if needed.

Typical Project Turnaround Times

Project Type Creative Turn* Print Turn*
Ad, print (new) 15 - 20 -
Ad, print (resize existing) 3 - 5 -
Ad, radio 15 - 20 -
Ad, digital 7 - 10 -
Booklet 20 - 25 10
Brochure 15 - 20 7 - 10
Brochure, reprint 7 -1 0 
Direct Mail (letter + reply device) 10 - 15  7 - 10
Email, mass (individual) 10 -
Email, newsletter 10 -
Flyer/Sell Sheet 10 - 15 7 - 10
Infographic 10 - 15
Invitation (standard panel card printed on campus) 5 - 10 2
Invitation (specialty printed off campus) 5 - 10 7 - 10
Logo 15 - 20 -
Postcard 7 - 10 5 - 10
Poster 10 - 15 5 - 10
Presentation 15 - 20 -
Promotional Items 5 - 15 30
Press Release 7 - 10 -
Rack Card 7 - 10 5 - 7
Report, web analytics 5 -
Signage (vinyl banners, foam core, large format posters) 5 - 10 7 - 10 
Stationery (Special orders not available on print portal) 5 5 - 10
Web, existing page edits See area web content manger -
Web, graphics package 5 - 7 -
Web, optimized landing page 15 - 20 -
Web, new page 10 - 15 -
Web, redirect/short URL 1 -
Web Story 5 - 10 -
Video 20 - 30  -

* Ranges are expressed in business days.