1. All projects that fold and stitch as a booklet must be in multiples of 4 pages.
  2. Margins should be uniform.
  3. All color projects which will show no white border on any of the 4 sides must be presented with a 1/8” of bleed. (Bleed is extra image over the final page size).
  4. Any project with 3 panels that “roll fold” must have a 1/8” less on the folded in panel for folding purposes.
  5. Any project that has 3 panels of equal dimensions will need to be “Z” folded.
  6. Always allow for extra binding margin space for GBC punching and binding, “Coverbind”, and 3-hole drilling.


  1. If you are using original hard copy for art, please do not bend, fold or roll this art in any Files or Original Artfashion.
  2. Color projects should be sent to us as electronic files. They can also be placed on a CD or flashdrive and should be accompanied by a printed sample which should be marked as “for reference only”. This single generation reproduction will allow us more flexibility with color enhancements if needed.
  3. The print shop is currently using Office 2007. If you are using a newer version of Office, please send the file in a pdf format.
  4. All book files should be presented in “printers spreads” and must be print ready. Please proof your materials carefully before sending as the print shop is not responsible for editing outside materials.
  5. It is recommended that all files be 300 DPI or greater.


  1. 50 lb., 60 lb., 70 lb., and 80 lb. offset text as well as 65 lb., 80 lb., and 110 lb. uncoated cover are available for all black and white quick copy and all color projects.
  2. 70 lb. and 80 lb. Gloss and Dull text are available for color projects. (Gloss is a smooth finish with a high gloss appearance. Dull is a smooth finish without the glossy appearance and is very readable.
  3. 80 lb. and 100 lb. Gloss cover are available for color covers.
  4. 130 lb. gloss cover in 8.5 x 11 size only is available for specialty color projects.
  5. It is anticipated that we will have the capability to print color projects on some specialty stocks in the very near future. This will include 12 PT. to 26 PT. Board stocks, Magnakote (this will print on one side and has a magnetic backer), Textures such as linen, laid and columns, synthetics, and Avery labels.
  6. Envelopes ranging from as small as an A-2 up to a 10 x 13 are available in multiple colors.


  1. When planning your print needs, please keep in mind that we can handle the following sizes in quick copy and color areas – 8.5 X 11, 8.5 X 14, 11 X 17, 12 X 18, and 13 X 19.
  2. Specialty sizes for the heavier stocks – 3 X 5, 4 X 6, 5 X 7, 8 .5 X 11, 8.5 X 14, and 11 X 17.
  3. Envelopes from A-2 up to 10 X 13.
  4. Posters only enlarge to 17 x 22 offset cover in black ink.
  5. Banners from 12 X 40 and 24 X 72 inches in color.


  1. The print shop can collate and staple up to 50 sheets of offset. It can fold and stitch booklets up to 32
    pages in an upright position only. We can 2-hole, 3-hole and 4-hole drill (European drill), punch and comb bind with plastic GBC spines and fold in several configurations. All projects should be discussed with the Print Shop Supervisor before creating files when it comes to folding and binding.
  2. We have the ability to bind books up to 2” thick with a new prefect binding system called “Coverbind” which encloses the book with a frosted front cover and a Navy blue leatherette spine and back cover. These books must be 8.5 X 11. We try to keep this function under 10 books since it is quite labor intensive.
  3. Cutting all substrates to any size needed.
  4. Numbering, padding, scoring, and perforating.


Hours of Operation:
Regular schedule:
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Open from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM for pick-up & delivery

Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Open from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM for pick-up & delivery
Friday 7:30 AM-1:00 PM

Parking Lot #2 is on the corner across from the Rose Garden.

Areas of Interest

Front Desk: 910.678.9814 Dennis Gyursco
Offset Area: 910.678.8435 Office Phone: 910.678.8221
Quick Copy: 910.678.8318  
Typesetting: 910.678.9782 email:

Helpful Links
Printable E-Print Instructions
E-Print Request
Printable Print Shop Brochure
Note: The Print Shop does not print for students or the general public.


  Revised: Mary 19, 2013