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Publication Printing

Printing of publications generally involves different paper and more processes in preparation, reproduction and finishing than does Routine Duplicating.

Those planning to print publications should contact Printing Services as soon as possible to begin the planning process that is essential to producing a successful publication (See Advanced Planning, the Beginning Steps, Typesetting/Desktop Publishing).

Projects requiring significant graphic design, particularly those intended for off-campus distribution, will be referred for assistance to the Office of Marketing Communications.

Basic design and graphic services, particularly for projects intended for on-campus distribution, are available through Printing Services in compliance with guidelines provided by the Office of Marketing Communications.  Rates and costs are determined by the complexity of the work and the resources required, beginning with a base rate of $60 an hour for labor.

Because of the many variables in pre-press preparation, production and post-press processes, standard pricing of publications printing is impossible.  However:

  • Reference prices can be provided on request based on similar work previously completed.
  • Estimates can be provided when most major variables are known in advance but may vary 10-15% as the remaining variables are encountered.
  • Quotes will be provided when all variables are specified in advance.  Quotes are firm prices that cannot be altered within 30 days unless the original specifications are changed.

Changes made to copy and other materials after submission will probably result in delays and/or additional expenses.  Printing that requires faster-than-normal production will produce extra billings for overtime expenses or for the special purchase of services to speed production.