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Graphic Design Unit

Head of Graphics:

Mr Adrian Shaw

Telephone: 029 2074 5693


The Unit provides a comprehensive graphic design service to both the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Cardiff University for promotional, clinical, teaching and research purposes.

We are equipped with both Apple Mac and PC computer systems. However, there are so many computer programs and versions available that it is only possible for us to support a number of key applications. Therefore, if you are generating work for us electronically, then it is in your interest to check that we support not only the application you are using, but also the version, before you start. 

Whatever type of artwork or graphic design is required, an appointment should first be made with a member of the Graphics Team to discuss your particular requirements and agree deadlines.

The following art and computer graphics services are available:

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Graphic Design/Desk-top Publishing

A major part of our workload is the design and production of all types of printed matter, including patient information leaflets, forms, letterheads, logos, advertising brochures and annual reports, etc.

Projects are managed from conception through to finished print, with one of our particular advantages being a close working relationship with our photographic section and local, specialist printers.

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Medical & Surgical Illustration

We specialise in medical and surgical illustration, interpreting clinical information to produce clear and concise artwork for teaching, research, patient information and publication. We also provide a full range of general artwork, including cartoons, technical drawing and diagrams in full-colour through to simple line drawings.

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Poster Service

All posters for scientific meetings, conferences, promotional use, etc., are produced by our Poster Service on one piece of semi-gloss paper, printed on a large-format, high resolution, ink jet printer.

You can prepare your poster yourself using a suitable graphics software program, such as PowerPoint (our standard system software) - see our Designing your own Poster web page - or, if you have no access to a computer or never used PowerPoint or other graphics programs, you can ask us about our Poster Design Service.

We are able to print posters from both PC and Apple Mac software, including image files, e.g. tif, jpg or pdf.

Please remember that demand for posters tends to follow a seasonal pattern, therefore, to avoid disappointment, you should submit your poster file to us as soon as possible.

Poster Service

Phone:029 2074 3304


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Print Unit

Head of Print Unit: Steve Garratt  Tel: 029 2033 5350

The Media Resources Centre Print Unit (MRCPU) is a small scale off-set litho print shop with a range of finishing equipment for folding and booklet making. Ideally suited to long run print work (1000+ copies) of one or two colours. The Print Unit also orders print for Cardiff University, including supplying stationery (letterheaded paper, compliment slips and business cards, etc.) and arranging other types of printed material.

Contact the MRCPU via email: Print@cardiff.ac.uk