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Off Campus Printers

The use of off-campus printers is often necessary or more economical when the work to be done is multi-color, very high quantity, or involves production requirements that the University Print Shop is not equipped to provide.

To take advantage of volume buying power and to ensure consistent monitoring and regulation of printers’ performance, all printing is processed through a single office – the Office of Printing Services.  The University stipulates conditions for doing work with printing vendors, some of which are routinely applied by other institutions, others of which are exceptions to Printing Trade Customs.  Printing contracts are awarded in cooperation with the Purchasing Department.

Invoices for off-campus printing will normally be processed through Printing Services, and the customer’s Printing (710756) account will automatically be debited through the Treasurer’s Office for the cost of providing the printed products and services.

Very few standing contract arrangements exist between the University and commercial printers.  Most printing contracts are awarded on a case-by-case basis after specifications have been distributed and proposals have been submitted by printers.