Printing Services



Processing Orders:

Shasta College’s Printing Services prints over 6,000,000 impressions a year in black and white, 750,000 impressions in color, and another 100,000 envelopes.  We also run thousands of posters, both in black and white and in 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 here before yours. Every effort will be made to get print orders done in the most expedient time.

Most print orders are sent via email to or dropped off in the 100 Building Mailroom. Orders are picked up twice daily from the Mailroom, once at 5:00 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 at least two weeks prior to the start of each semester since those are our busiest times of the year. 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 designated drop-off points for all orders being delivered. In most cases this is the division office from where the order originated. There are currently over 20 different stops each morning for printing drop-off for printing. Please expect your printing delivery sometime before 9:00 am. There are also delivery options for off-campus sites as well so please contact us if you have any special requests.


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. The balance of the printing consists of administrative materials such as forms, brochures, 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 48 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."
• Banners
• 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 time 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.

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. Incomplete forms invariably cause delays. Be sure to keep a copy for your records!
• All print orders sent via e-mail must be sent to: 

• Work to be printed must be presented in a "Print 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 x7514 or Joy Williamson x7516 in Marketing.
• 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 of 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 two weeks prior to the new semester and 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. 


Here's the state-of-the-art digital machines that we use as well as a brief description of what they do:

Canon imagePRESS C6010 Color Digital Printer:

This is a high speed digital color printer/copier with a maximum print speed of 60 pages per minute. The imagePress C6010 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 materials. With a true 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution and 256 levels of grayscale, the imagePRESS C6010 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 C6010 delivers the best combination of speed, performance, quality, and value in the market! The maximum printing size is 12" x 18" on the imagePRESS C6010. Anything larger must be printed on the Canon imagePROGRAPH iPF8100.​ 

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 well as larger posters. The imagePROGRAF 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 imagePROGRAF 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 iPF8100, 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 Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8100 the ideal solution for all types of professionals. The imagePROGRAF iPF8100 is designed for reliability, simplicity, productivity and above all quality.  


(2 ea) Canon varioPRINT 110 Black & White Digital Printer/Copier:

Canon's varioPRINT 110 is poised to revolutionize digital black & white printing.  Built on the same core architecture as the imagePRESS C6010, 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 varioPRINT 110 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 1/2" 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.

XANTE IMPRESSIA (Digital Envelope Printer)


The Xante Impressia is a high quality black and white or color envelope printer solution. The system is driven by the included iQueue Prepress Workflow that makes it handle complex digital files, make critical color adjustments, apply screening, imposition and more. The XANTE IMPRESSIA is the lowest cost per print in the indusry and prints as many as 78 envelopes per minute.


Pricing for printing:

Most all printing that is done in black and white is cost free but there are some exceptions to this rule. Some grand funded departments are charged for "ALL" printing. If you want to use a specail stock of paper that we do not carry then that cost will be charged to your department. If a document is more that 48 pages in length (per Board Policy) is considered a book and you must go through the bookstore (Follett) and they in-turn will issue the Print Shop a p.o.# and then we will print it and send it back to the bookstore (Follett) and they will in-turn sale it to the students. Any and all color printing is charged. Special binding requirements like comb binding or strip binding will be charged. Any jobs that require excessive hand work and requires overtime to complete may be charged back.

  • 8 1/2" x 11" black and white copies - .04 per impression
  • 8 1/2" x 14" to 11" x 17" black and white copies - .08 per impression
  • 12" x 18" black and white copies - .10 per impression
  • 8 1/2" x 11" color copies - .10 per impression
  • 8 1/2" x 14" to 11" x 17" color copies - .20 per impression
  • 12" x 18" color copies - .25 per impression
  • Anything larger than 12" x 18" must be run on the wide format printer. The charge for wide format printing is $3.50 per square foot. Dimensions are rounded up when using the wide format printer. So say you have a file that is 18" x 28" that would round up to 24" x 36", so it is most cost effective to get the dimensions as close to the nearest foot as possible before submitting your order.
  • Comb binding - We can only comb bind to a maximum length of 11". The cost for comb binding is $1.00 each.
  • Strip binding - We can only strip bind to a maximum length of 11". The cost for strip binding is $1.00 each.
  • Laminating - .25 for an 8 1/2" x 11" - 8/2" x 14" That's the largest we can go on our small laminating machine. We can laminate up to 22" wide by however long you want something on our larger laminator. The cost when using the larger laminator is .25 per square foot of laminating material.
  • Stickers - We can print stickers on 8 1/2" x 11" up to 11" x 17". Cost is .25 per sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" and .50 for 8 1/2" x 14" to 11" x 17".
  • Plastic covers for your documents - .25 for 8 1/2" x 11". We no not do any bigger than 8 1/2" x 11".
  • #9 and #10 envelopes bot window and non-window - $22.50 per 500.


Filling out print orders and business card orders:

When filling out print orders or business card orders please remember to fill them out completely and sign that you have read and understand the copyright disclaimer. Any orders that are not filled out completely may be delayed being processed as we will have to contact yourself or your division office for clarification. Remember there is a "48 HOUR" turn-around time on all orders. This does not include the weekends. Larger orders may need more than 48 hours to turn-around so please try to submit larger orders early as to avoid missing any deadlines.

  • Always enter the date submitted and the date that you need your order(s).
  • Please include your full name, room number and phone number and or email where we can contact you should be need to get a hold of you.
  • Enter in the paper size and type for your print job. Please remember that the size of the file you submit electronically will be printed to that size. Formatting of electronic files needs to be exact.
  • Number of originals refers to the number or hard copy pages you submitted or how many pages are in the electronic file(s) that you submitted, not how many orders you submitted.
  • Number of copies of original is how many total copies you need to be printed for the material(s) you submitted either in hard copy form or electronic form.
  • Please be sure to check any boxes that apply, print backto-back, print one-sided,collate, corner staple, side staple, saddle stitch, 2-hole or 3-hole punch,comb bind, strip bind, cut to size, pad (glue one end), fold 1/2, or letter fold.
  • "Special Instructions" - If you have any special requests for your print order(s) please be sure to add your comments there.
  • Remember if you are not sure about something and have questions you can always call us at x7525 or email us at


Come by and check us out: ​

  • Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Physical Plant Division (Room 2701) 
  • Phone: 530.242.7925
  • If you have any comments or suggestions please send email to




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