InPrint and Purple Door amalgamate into new Creative Services Centre
The University Students’ Council is pleased to announce the opening of the Creative Services Centre, which will serve as a one stop shop for printing and promotional merchandise serving students, clubs, and faculties. Consequently, PurpleDoor and Inprint will be amalgamating into this new business, which will be located in an expanded Inprint location.
This new business unit is investing in new equipment to perform many of the functions that InPrint and PurpleDoor currently perform using much more efficient processes. One such investment is in a new software that will allow students to more easily design their promotional materials online themselves, expediting the ordering process. The USC will additionally be looking to this centre to grow new support functions for students in the area of sponsorship development.
The USC has consistently heard from students that better service from its businesses is a priority. Therefore the USC has been eager to change this business model to one that is more of a “student helping students.” Employment opportunities will be created for students, ranging from front line representatives to creative design interns. Furthermore, students require certain services offered that are easy for them to access. This includes printing and ordering custom merchandise that is both affordable and convenient.
“We are excited with the creation of the Creative Services Centre because of the opportunities and support it will offer students and USC clubs. We are looking to create as many student jobs as possible, and at the same time, offer the support services clubs and faculties have been looking for. The new technology that our printing services and custom designed clothing/merchandise will be utilizing is really exciting. It is going to bring our customer service levels to the next level,” stated Tony Ayala, Vice President of Finance.
Some construction is scheduled to start in May, however the USC is still working on finalized construction timelines that will correspond to current operational needs and minimize service disruptions over the summer months. The project is aiming for a mid-summer completion date and opening of the new service.