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Printing Services

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Graphic Design

We use Macintosh computers to create original artwork for print items. We can use your word processing disks(both IBM and Mac)to save you money on re-keying text you already have, or we can typeset your entire document as we design it.

Talk to us when it's time to design or redesign: brochures, posters, newsletters, annual reports, forms, logos, invitations/announcements, postcards, manuals, reports, directories, catalogs, bulletins, tickets, business cards, letterhead, envelopes... ANYTHING from business cards to books.

How to start a design project

Our professional graphics design staff can help you with any design questions you may have. Our designer can help you plan your projects and suggest alternatives to keep within your budget and save you time as well.
Each new job submitted to the Print Shop must be accompanied by a Request For Services form. Call (330) 972-7404 and ask for the forms.

Pre-Press

Pre-press Services provide creative, practical graphic design and layout solutions of your printing projects. Our design department is here to assist you in every phase of the project, from typesetting a simple form to full color design work.

Design and layout consultations are available by appointment by calling Printing & Copying Services at (330) 972-7404.

Offset Printing

Printing Services offers quality offset printing to the University community that is convenient, cost effective, and timely. We are equipped with single and two-color offset presses. Our operation can effectively produce four-colors as well. We can provide you with PMS colors, screen tints, quality halftones, duotones, solids, reverse, bleeds, and more.

If you need multiple colors, larger quantities, and a higher quality job, offset printing could be the answer. For quantities over 1,000 offset printing may save you some money. If you are printing with colored inks or if your piece includes high resolution photographs or graphics (1200 dpi and up), your project is ready for a press. You can choose from hundreds of ink colors and a variety of house paper colors, weights, textures, and sizes.

We print books, brochures, letterhead, business cards, posters and any other university publications. Our goal is great printing - bright and clean colors, smooth solid areas and text and images that are focused and clear.

Digital Printing on Demand

When you are in need of larger quantities of a printed piece than your desktop laser or inkjet printer can handle, you may want to consider sending your publication over the network to the university network printer. Digital printing allows you to reproduce high quality copies or electronic files.

Digital technology enables having different text and/or image on every page a reality. The very technology that makes digital printing work also allows it to produce an entirely different image on each page. Merging an image with a database of names has become commonplace in the black and white arena and is developing rapidly in the color market as well.

With our digital Xerox Docutech and Canon production equipment, we can print up to 135 copies per minute with ultra-sharp resolution. The Docutech can accommodate various grades of stock and up to 11"x17" sheet size. The finisher provides a variety of stitching capabilities as well as thermal glue binding on line. Originals can be reduced down to 10% or enlarged up to 200%.  Also, your documents can make an impact with the power of full color produced on the Xerox DocuColor 240 digital color copier.

Printing Services can reproduce your color hard-copy originals. We can also "colorize" your black and white documents. Better yet, give us your print jobs on disk for superior reproduction. Any Macintosh file can be imported from your flash drive, Zip disk or CD-ROM. Our workstation can accommodate most software including the most common formats:

  • Quark Xpress
  • Pagermaker
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Freehand
  • Microsoft Publisher

Bindery and Finishing

Printing Services offers you a full compliment of services to finish your project. Our experienced staff can add the right touch to any order with a variety of different services. Let us help you plan your next project, call to speak to our finishing specialists. Some services include:

  • Booklet Making
  • Folding/Collating/Saddle Stitching/Stapling
  • Thermal Tape Binding, GBC (Comb) or Coil Binding
  • Laminating
  • 3 Hole Drilling
  • Numbering, Perforating, and Scoring
  • Automated bulk mailings
  • Shrink Wrapping

...and much more!

Upon completion of the printing, your job is headed for the bindery and finishing. Whatever bindery and finishing requirements are needed, our in-house quality control system ensures each piece is completed as designed. When the job is completed, our professional courier staff delivers your completed printed piece to you on campus free of charge.

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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