Design Service

The Cartographic Unit offer a professional design service to the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment.

We create design work in a range of media to the University's visual identity standards:

  • Brochures
  • Posters
  • Flyers
  • Pull up banners
  • Postcards
  • business cards

We work closely with Print Services and selected external services and will manage your job throughout the artwork-to-print process.

Work for teaching is non-chargeable, research work may be charged at our standard hourly rate.

The University Visual Identity

Read more on the University's visual identity

The University Logo

The University logo should always be reproduced at the size specified for the size of material (e.g. 56mm for medium sized format).

On all materials it must be placed at the top left hand of the page. This allows us to keep control of other visual elements that might otherwise dominate University branding because the University logo will not be cluttered at the foot of the page with other marks.

If you need a copy of the logo, please contact us:

Requests for the logo to be sent to external bodies for use on their materials must be approved by the Marketing Communications Office. Please contact

Stock Images

The Cartographic Unit has access to stock imagery for promotional material on the Shutterstock website, if there are any images you would like to use in posters or brochures please send the relevant Shutterstock photo ID to

Geography and Geology both have an image separate folders, please contact us for the file path relevant to you.

The University holds an image database called Assetbank which is now infrequently updated but still holds some useful departmental and generic imagery suitable for promotional materials.

Adobe Software suite

The latest Adobe software suite is available on the University Program Installer.

  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Acrobat DC

If anyone needs help or advice in using these programs please let us know.

Business Cards

To submit a business card request please send all of the details you would like listed on your card, together with the amount needed (minimum x100) to together with the relevant charge code. Please enquire if you are not sure what this would be, Postgraduate Research students can check with the PGR Administrator (Geog/Geol).


QuantitiesLetterheadsCompliment Slips

Business Cards

100 £19.25 £16.00 £17.82
200 £33.75 £18.05 £19.31
300 £50.63 £21.25 £20.74
500 £56.80 £27.65 £22.39
1000 £91.05 £45.26
2000 £158.55 £68.38
2500 £190.80 £80.00
5000 £355.05 £136.40

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Cartographic Unit
School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
University of Leicester
Bennett G21
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH

T: 0116 252 3855