Rates and Estimates

Labor Rates
Design Services is not a recharge center. Currently, rates for Design Services labor are $65 per hour. All labor-related projects incur a half-hour minimum charge. Lengthy projects incur charges based on actual time, rounded up to the nearest quarter-hour.

Request an estimate by contacting us at uaf-designservices@alaska.edu.

Poster Printing Rates
Poster Printing is typically $10 per square foot. Special poster printing promotions are offered for major conferences and events (i.e. AGU, Campus Research Day, etc.). Download our rate sheet for rates on the most frequently-requested printing services.

Canvas Printing and Stretching Rates
Turn your photos into great gifts and wall art. Design Services has recently added canvas printing and stretching to the services we offer. See examples of our stretched canvases on display on the second floor of the Elvey building. Licensed art may also be obtained through Design Services for an additional fee.

Core Services
A provision for limited core services is available for GI administrative offices and Fund-1 projects. Core services are not billable to the requesting department, but are absorbed by the Geophysical Institute’s Fund 1 budget. To qualify as a core service, the project or task requested must be critical to the operations of the requesting department. Depending on the project, core services may be capped at a certain number of hours, beyond which, the requesting department must absorb remaining costs at standard labor rates.

Contact Design Services Manager Lynda McGilvary at lmmcgilvary@alaska.edu to find out if your project qualifies as a core service.


Contact Design Services at 907-474-7146 or via email at uaf-designservices@alaska.edu.