The following considerations will enable us to provide your printed work in a timely manner. Please consider them when ordering.
Please do not ask us to reproduce copyrighted materials without written consent from the copyright holder: this is illegal. If you cannot obtain permission, we can not make the copies.
We request a two business day turnaround time to allow us to complete your job. Also, the campus post office asks for a similar two-day turnaround time to insert items into the student mailboxes. If you are bulk-sending items to the students, assume a four-day total lead time.
We accept artwork for printing in many electronic formats but we prefer Adobe PDF format files. We prefer PDFs because of their flexibility, functionality, and rendering steadiness. Because of the nature of certain print jobs, we will often ask for PDFs if another type of file is provided.
The files may be submitted through our job submission form, emailed, transferred on the College network via Google Drive, or from various portable media.
If you are creating/designing your own files such as posters and flyers, please design them to the size you want them to be and let us know the finished size as well as if you’d like the file to bleed.
Bleeds are when the ink goes off the edge of your finished prints. None of our equipment can print to the very edge so the only way we can make bleeds is to print your document on a larger sheet and trim it down.
If you used CANVA to make your document, you can easily create bleeds by doing the following:
When you select “PDF to Print”there will be a box in the upper right corner that says “Crop Marks and Bleeds” – Put a check in that box. Then when you get the PDF, look to make sure that when you line up the crop marks, it looks like we are trimming color away from your document on all four sides. If they do, GREAT! Its ready to send. If not, just go back into CANVA and drag your background out a little past the marks so it shows we are trimming ink off your file. If you’re still having trouble, please don’t hesitate to call and we’ll be happy to help you over the phone. 610 330 5015
Fill out the work slip as completely as possible. Please include contact information, account numbers, detailed instructions, and printed material disposition (the person to call or send completed materials to, etc.).
Proofread your work. Look especially for typos, day and date mismatches, and omissions. We do not provide a proofreading service but will inform you of any errors if we discover them. We will provide a sample or proof if requested.
Provide us with any supporting items such as a completed work request, an electronic submission, a mail list for bulk mailing, related artwork, and required supplies (envelopes, pre-printed letterhead, etc.).