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Printing and Publications

Though publications are no longer printed on campus, the policies and procedures that address the printing of any and all ETSU materials remain in place for all ETSU employees. Don Barnett, manager of Printing & Publications, is available to answer any questions you may have as well as to coordinate the process for you and your department.

To discuss the details of your project, you can meet with Jeanette Henry, our graphic designer, regarding your design options. Don will help you with ink, paper and vendor selection. There is no cost to departments for graphic design done at Printing & Publications. Proofs will be provided to you and printing will only commence after you have signed off on your project.

To begin the process, estimates will be obtained from vendors and provided to you. Once a vendor is selected, you will need to click on the “Printing Services” requisition within the eBucs procurement system to complete your order. The eBucs system will automatically send a request for approval to the manager of Printing & Publications. 

Procards are NOT to be used for print or copy services. If you have questions about this step, please contact Connie Grindstaff at 439-4250.

Obtaining a TBR Number

All publications produced for distribution outside ETSU (and certain publications that are not normally produced for outside distribution) are required to carry a Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) number per state law which requires specific quality and cost monitoring procedures that relate to publications. This requirement applies regardless of state, grant, or private funding sources or where the job is produced. Publications taken to Printing & Publications are automatically routed through the TBR proofing system.

Any questions concerning TBR criteria should be directed to Patricia Talley, editorial assistant, at 439-5317.

As a team, ETSU Printing & Publications will work with you so that your publications will meet your needs while also being produced in a cost effective manner. 

If you have questions or require further clarification, please call (423) 439-4250, Printing & Publications, located in room 101 (lower level) of Sam Wilson Hall.

Any reference to East Tennessee State University’s accreditation must use the following statement:

East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, or Website: with any question regarding the accreditation of East Tennessee State University.

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