Printing Services

Dwayne Lindsey,
Printing / Duplication Specialist
242-7925

Print Order Form         printshop@shastacollege.edu 

 

Processing Orders
Shasta College’s Printing Services prints over 6,500,000 impressions a year in black and white, 400,000 impressions in color, and another 250,000 envelopes.  We also run thousands of posters, both in black and white or color as well as several hundred full color banners every year.

Due to the high demand we ask that you give the Print Shop at least 48 hours (excluding holidays and week-ends) to turn around your orders. If you have larger orders with larger runs we ask that you please give us longer if at all possible. The “Rule of Thumb” is 48 hours.  However, please do not bring down a print order and expect that it will be put in front of others that were there before yours. Every effort will be made to get print orders done in the most expedient time.
 

Most print orders are dropped off in the 100 Building Mailroom. Orders are picked up twice daily from the Mailroom, once at 6:30 a.m. and again around 3:30 p.m. Any orders placed in the Mailroom later than 3:30 p.m. will be considered to have been delivered the following day. Please do not back date orders. All Instructional material should be sent to Printing Services in plenty of time prior to the start of each semester. Please be aware of the pick up times for all printed materials in the Mailroom and be conscientious of the 48-hour rule. Jobs requiring less than 48 hours of turn around time and requiring overtime to complete, will be back charged to the appropriate department if necessary.

As supported by Administration there will be the following drop off areas for print orders: 100 (Mailroom), 2100 (Extended Ed), Buildings 2000 and 2300 (DSPS Office, Rm. 2005); Buildings 600, 700, 900, 1300, 1800, 2100, and 2200 (Center Offices). This change is due to time constraints on our Warehouse staff and other obligations for services that must be provided. There are currently over 20 different stops each morning just for printing. Please expect your printing delivery sometime before 10:00 a.m.  There are also delivery options for off-campus sites as well.



Overview
We endeavor to provide Shasta College with inexpensive, quality printing delivered in a timely manner. With an annual output of over six million impressions, the Printing Services publishes the majority of the College's classroom-related materials. First day handouts, syllabi, course outlines, tests, and faculty-developed textbooks sold through the bookstore. The balance of the printing consists of administrative materials such as forms, letterhead paper, business cards, banners, posters, special projects, envelopes, etc. We also produce materials for various campus organizations.

Who Pays the Bill?
The majority of our production is cost-free in that it is not back-charged to a particular department. Some exceptions exist:
• Student groups, textbook production (any order of over 49 originals, per Board Policy) and some other areas are on a "pay-as-you-go" basis.
• Requests requiring unusual amounts of non-automated "hand-work."
• Envelopes: $20.00 per box of 500.
• All color print orders.
• Any special binding, such as strip binding or coil binding.

Backlogs & Priorities
Printing Services runs at near capacity given staffing levels and hardware constraints, so backlogs can occur. These backlogs have required that a queuing hierarchy be established. In essence, classroom-related printing is our most important task followed by administrative printing and finally, special projects. An example may help. Imagine Printing Services receiving two print orders, one from an administrative office and another from an instructor. Both require the same allocation of machine and human resources. Both are needed within the same general time period. Under these conditions, we would process the classroom materials first. Also, low priority, complex printing jobs (usually requiring hand collating, hand stapling, etc.) may need to be spread over several days, while a high priority project may force overtime scheduling.




Planning Ahead
Given the potential of backlogs to delay production of your work, if you have complex printing needs (or it is your first time working with Printing Services), please see us early in the development of the project. This will allow time to discuss technical issues and help establish realistic project timelines. We can give you a printer's perspective on layout & design if you so choose our help.
Printing services request that we be given at least 48 hours for turn-around time. Jobs requiring less than 48 hours of turn-around time and requiring overtime to complete, will be back charged to the appropriate department.
 

Help Us Meet Your Needs
• As needed, please review Board Policy regarding copyright. Printing requests not meeting these guidelines cannot be processed.
• All work submitted for printing must have a completed "Printing Request Form" attached. Print Order Form   Incomplete forms invariably cause delays. Be sure to keep the pink copy for your records!
• All print orders sent via e-mail must be sent to: 

printshop@shastacollege.edu 

• Work to be printed must be presented in "camera ready" format (sorry, we are not equipped to do paste-ups, typesetting, or art work). If you need help in one of these areas please contact Peter Griggs at 242-1754.
• Materials to be printed must be typed on white or light colored bond with at least ½" margins on all sides.
• Signatures should be signed in black or red ink.
• All multi-page work should be consecutively numbered; counting the cover page as page 1 (this is very important for collation and "back-to-back" printing).
• Masters can be single or double sided but not both. Please indicate on the print order if your masters have printing that you need on the back side. If a double sided original is submitted with no mention to the back side being printed then we will print only the single side of the originals.

Basic Services & Resources
Regular duplication services aim to process materials on a first-come, first-served basis within the framework outlined above in Backlogs & Priorities. Peak workload periods occur at the beginning of the semester, and the week prior to midterms and finals. Processing delays are possible during these times. Other backlogs can occur at random because of hardware failure, maintenance requirements, etc. These caveats aside, we try to process all but the most unusual printing requests within the time constraints you establish. Planning ahead virtually ensures that your requests can be filled in a timely manner.
Come By and Check Us Out!
• Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:00 AM -9:00 PM / Friday’s 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM.
• Location: Physical Plant Division (Room 2701)
• Phone: (530) 242-7925
• If you have comments or suggestions, please send email to: printshop@shastacollege.edu 

Here are some descriptions of the state-of-the-art digital machines we use for everyday orders:


Canon imagePRESS C6000 Digital Printer/Copier:

This is a high speed digital color printer/copier with a maximum print speed of 60 pages per minute. The imagePRESS C6000 produces output that rivals offset quality, maintains superior color consistency, and empowers you to fulfill a wide range of jobs, including saddle-stitched booklets with in-line trimming capabilities, wrap around covers for books with in-line trimming capabilities, hard-copy reproductions, and marketing collateral.
With a true 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution and 256 levels of grayscale, the imagePRESS C6000 consistently reproduces clear, sharp images with the lifelike skin tones, smooth gradients, and color accuracy needed to satisfy even the most perceptive eye. Combined with the job-management, color control, and production capabilities the imagePRESS C6000 delivers the best combination of speed, performance, quality, and value in the market!

Canon imagePROGRAPH iPF8100 36” Digital Wide Format Printer:

 
This 36" printer takes the next step in redefining large format printing.  This printer is ideal for banners as wel as posters. The new iPF8100 is the ideal solution for any color professional looking for impressive, full-bleed color output, strength in paper handling and exceptional speed in output. Advanced professional features such as automatic clogged nozzle detection and compensation for reliability, an 80GB Hard Drive, 330ml and 700ml selectable ink capacity sizes for versatility, a large backlit LCD panel for ease of use, and ink usage tracking for accountability are all part of the new iPF8100 to satisfy every color professional's large format printing needs. The 12-color pigment ink system with LUCIA inks offers excellent color fastness and stability with a remarkably wide color gamut. The new ink formulation for Black, Matte Black, Gray and Photo Gray reduces bronzing, while providing stronger ink adhesion to the print media, resulting in better scratch resistance without any additional protection. The Canon L-COA processor, which is dedicated to the imagePROGRAF, is designed to optimize the best quality output at the highest possible speeds. Vivid breathtaking, long lasting prints are achieved by combining Canon's advanced technological achievements.  The many built in features that make this printer easy to use and maintain, are the driving force behind this powerful printer. With the printer's unique ability to print in unprecedented quality and speed along with the multiple media handling options and software suite, make the iPF8100 the ideal solution for all types of professionals. The iPF8100 is designed for reliability, simplicity, productivity and above all quality.

(2 ea) Canon imagePRESS 1110 Black & White Digital Printer/Copier:

Canon's imagePRESS 1110 is poised to revolutionize digital black & white printing.  Built on the same core architecture as the imagePRESS C6000, Canon developed an extraordinary monochrome production press that delivers uncompromising image and text quality, productivity and versatility.  With true 1200 x 1200 dpi output and 256 tonal gradations, the imagePRESS 1110 produces consistently crisp text and beautifully detailed halftones on a wide range of media types and sizes.  Sizes of papers that can be run through these machines range from 8.50 x 11" to 11 x 17", and it can print up to 6600 impressions per hour for unprecedented productivity that will move your print job through the shop quickly.