Project Description

STCU is Spokane’s largest credit union with 16 branches. Several Spokane teachers launched the credit union in 1934, but now anyone can join who lives, works, worships, or goes to school in Washington state or Kootenai or Bonner counties, Idaho. Currently STCU is over 113,000 members strong.

Challenge

Lawton Printing works with STCU to print a broad spectrum of materials including branch collateral, quarterly newsletter, direct mail, rack cards and specific themed pieces for individual branches. The nature of the work that we do for STCU varies from small quantity simple pieces to institution wide high quality four-color offset work. One of the challenges is that multiple designers create the work and the need exists to harmonize the outcome.

Solution

Lawton Printing prints much of the quick turnaround work for STCU on our digital press. Projects are expedited because we know what they expect, and they know what we can deliver. STCU has done an incredible job branding their institution and managing the brand standards required is critical. We have worked with them to set up color builds to maintain consistency and quality control of their corporate colors regardless of who designs the piece. Lawton Printing also provides fulfillment services to STCU for some of their collateral pieces and rack cards. In order to increase efficiencies, larger quantities are run all at once. We store the materials for them and deliver them on an as- needed basis so the branches don’t have to store them.

Results

STCU counts on Lawton Printing to be one resource that provides multiple solutions for their printing needs. The consolidation of their printing needs to one company saves them time and effort, resulting in efficiencies in their cost and operations. The work that we do for them is consistently done on time, to budget and meets their high quality standard.