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Penn’s New Branded Stationery Ordering System
May 22, 2007, Volume 53, No. 34

Starting June 1, 2007, all University buyers will fulfill their stationery orders via BEN Buys utilizing a sole source contract supplier.

Benefits of the new system include: convenience of BEN Buys ordering; lower cost; instant proofing; fast delivery; enhanced customer service; new sustainable paper stock.

About the Sole Source Contract Supplier

Maximum Graphics Corporation is the University’s sole source contract supplier for University stationery (letterhead, business cards, envelopes, labels & note pads) effective June 1, 2007.

Maximum Graphics is an owner-operated printing establishment in business since 1989. Maximum has provided superior printing services to  Penn for over 15 years. For more information: www.maximumgraphics.net.

About the Contract

The Maximum Graphics Corporation discount pricing agreement is the result of a formal process redesign initiative conducted by staff members from Purchasing Services and Publication Services and a subsequent competitive bidding project that led to the award of the formal contract.

New Sustainable Paper Stock

To coincide with the launch of the new University Stationery contract and ordering process through the Penn Marketplace, Publication Services selected a new paper stock for the Penn branded letterhead, business cards, envelopes and note pads in support of the President’s Commitment to the Climate and the Purchasing Services sustainable purchasing program.

The paper is Mohawk Via, which exceeds the EPA standard for recycled fiber content, is Green Seal Certified, and is manufactured using Green-e certified, non-polluting, wind-generated electricity. Green-e is the nation’s leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy and companies that use renewable energy. By choosing this Earth-friendly, recycled-fiber paper, the University will increase its purchases of environmentally friendly products.

All questions regarding the new contract should be directed to Anne Rose (215-898-6383), stationery manager in Publication Services.

Ordering Information

All Maximum Graphics Corporation purchase requests must be processed via the BEN Buys purchasing system. The University’s MasterCard Purchasing Card cannot be used for purchases from Maximum Graphics Corporation. Pricing related information as well as assistance with special requirements is available from the Maximum Graphics sales representative: Michael Kane, Phone: (215) 639-3110; Fax: (215) 639-6882.

—Aiasha B.  Saalim Graham
Associate Director, Penn Publication Services

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