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Printing Services at Cal U

University Printing Services offers many printing options for departments at Cal U.  We would like to serve you to the best of our ability for all of your printing needs.

Services available:

  • Color Printing
  • Black and White Printing
  • Cutting
  • Stapling
  • Folding
  • Creasing
  • Binding - square fold with saddle stitch / two options of coverbinds and spiral binds
  • Large format printing

Project examples:

Hard copy originals
Single page and double-sided printing is available in black-and-white and color.

Cal U tri-fold paper
Projects using Cal U tri-fold paper can only be used in conjunction with the black-and-white printer to create a tri-fold brochure. These documents are always double-sided.

Tri-fold printing (not using Cal U tri-fold paper)
These types of tri-folds are usually done on a heavy weight paper or cardstock. They generally are full-bleed documents and are cut to size, creased and folded.

Booklet printing for binding
Booklets can be printed in color, black-and-white, or a color front and back cover with black-and-white internal pages. The methods that we use for binding are stapling, square fold saddle stitch, coverbinds and spiral binding.

Booklet printing with saddle stapling
Booklet printing must have originals in series of 4 pages (4 pages, 8 pages, 12 pages, etc.)  If you do not have a series of 4 pages, you will need to add blanks where appropriate or they will be added automatically. Booklets can be printed in color, black-and-white, or a color front and back cover with black-and-white internal pages.

Program printing
Program printing requirements are the same as the booklets mentioned above.

Bookmarks
Bookmarks are a great way to get a message out to students and are cost effective!

Brochures/Program Sheets
Highlight your program on a special paper.

Invitations
Different styles and sizes of invitations can be printed for events on campus.

Note/Thank You Cards

Envelopes
Envelopes can be printed but they are NOT Cal U #10 envelopes that are associated with letterhead. Please contact Purchasing for Cal U #10 envelopes.

Business Cards
Business cards are ordered online at printingservices@calu.edu. Information to include in your email:  

  • Cost center
  • Department Name
  • Person’s Name
  • Person’s Title(s)
  • Phone number and Fax Number

The minimum order for Business cards is 5 sheets (100 cards). Expect a minimum of a 2-3 week turnaround on business cards or longer if it is during our peak weeks.

Large Format Posters
Posters should be designed the size that you want it printed, ex. 20” x 28”.  Programs designed in Microsoft Word are NOT accepted. A good option for designing a Poster is PowerPoint, Publisher, InDesign, etc. When you have completed the design, save it as a PDF file and email it to printingservices@calu.edu

If the design is too large to email, please bring it to us on a flash drive. There are several types of media used for posters. We are able to add grommets for hanging purposes. Expect a 2-3 week turnaround on posters.

Placing print orders

ALL PRINT JOBS need to be e-mailed to printingservices@calu.edu and should include:

  • Cost Center
  • Attachments of material to be printed
  • Explanation of how to complete job

Examples of job explanation
“Please print the attached document Front and back/ B&W/Left corner staple, 100 finished documents on generic white paper. Please email me when they are completed.”

“Please print the attached document converting to a Booklet with Saddle Staple. I would like the Front Cover to be Color/Printed Front and Back. The insides of the document can be printed Black and White. Please use 28 lb. paper for the cover and generic white for the insides. I would like to see a PROOF before all of the prints are completed. Total to be printed after proof 134. Thank you.”          

Reasons why printing may be delayed:

  • No Cost Center included
  • No type of media listed
  • No finishing type mentioned
  • Documents are not attached to email
  • Incorrect formats for booklets, large format posters, or other specialty items.

Using the Cal U Logo

Please do not “borrow” the Cal U Logo without permission from the Department of Marketing and University Relations. If the logo has been used in your document and altered in any way, we have the right not to print the document.

Contact Greg Sofranko, director of Creative Services, at sofranko@calu.edu for approval.

Peak printing weeks

Printing Services will need extra time to process orders during peak printing weeks. These weeks are:

  • Last week of July until the end of September
  • First week of January until the middle of February
  • First week of April through Commencement  

University Printing Services strives to complete all printing in a timely manner. We value our customers and wish for you to let us know how we can better serve you.