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Copy Center

 

 

Serving your Print and copy needs

 

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How It All Works!

The front Copy Center room (1st room inside of Central Services main door) is equip to handle basic black and white copy jobs such as class handouts, syllabi, quizzes, flyers, and packets.  Much of this work can be run “while you wait,” or within 24 hours (immediate rates apply).  The front desk of this room provides all types of request forms to fill out, for both immediate and 48hr. turnaround.  You may either hand requests and hardcopies to a student Copy Clerk on duty or place them in our copy inbox, paper clipped with your hardcopy originals.  There is also a self-service copy machine available to use for small, simple B/W copy jobs (200 sheets or less each visit) which may be more convenient for you to run yourself.  There is no need to fill out a request slip if you use this method.  Please ask for our assistance with any questions regarding your copy code ID, operating instructions, and maintenance issues.

   

During the same hours of operation, the Print Shop (119B – just behind the Copy Center room) is also available for printing and copy work, and can accommodate more complex orders such as: booklets, readers, post-press padding, folding and cutting jobs, NCR orders, full color printing, special paper and stationary requests, etc.  Please use the “Print & Stock” request forms for these more specialized jobs.  These forms are also handy to make paper purchases and to order basic LMC addressed stationary.  A staff member will be happy to help you fill-out and submit these orders properly.

 

When dropping off hardcopies is inconvenient, you are encouraged to use our 48 – 72hr.

email ordering system.  Go to our “Print & Stock” page by clicking on the tab to the left.  This will give you instructions and the request form you need to send with your original file/s.  After clicking the button and opening the Print & Stock form, download and save it to your Hard Drive.  The PDF form will not save what you input online; nor does the preview/reading pane in Outlook save changes to the form. You must open your downloaded form in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to fill-in the fields.  Then, save your changes!      

Our group email address is: printshop@losmedanos.edu

     

After your jobs are completed, they will be placed in your mailbox.  A notification slip regarding completion of your job/s will be placed in your mailbox for pick-up in the Print Shop when the job exceeds your mailbox capacity. Exams will not be placed in your mailbox due to size and security reasons. They will be packaged and made available in the Central Services sorting area (mailroom). You will also receive a notification slip in your mailbox to pick up your Exam/s in Central Services, unless requested otherwise.  If you work at the Brentwood Center and would like your copies sent to you, there is a box on our forms you can check mark labeled: "DELIVER TO BRENTWOOD CENTER." It usually takes up to three work days to process, print, and mail these orders.  If you do not have a mailbox at the main Pittsburg campus and your copies are normally sent to Brentwood, you do not need to specify this.  However, if you want to stop a routine Brentwood delivery for specific copy job/s and instead pick them up at the Pittsburg campus, please check the box labeled: "I WILL PICK-UP @ PRINT SHOP."

 

Costs

The cost for immediate black/white copy and printing service is $.0125 per impression for instructional departments, and $.02/impression for administrative departments and programs. We also offer 48 hour or more service which costs only $.0025 per impression (b/w) for instructional departments, and $.0075/impression (b/w) for administrative departments and programs.  As a convenience for short-run (200 sheets or less each visit) copy jobs, a black/white self-service machine is also available for you to use at a rate of $.02 per impression.  Full color printing is another service we provide, but is significantly higher in cost.  It is $00.10/impression for jobs specifying two or more day’s turnaround, and $00.15/impression for "RUSH" immediate jobs (under 48hrs turnaround).  There are no additional fees included with any of these impression rates when running work on our standard plain letter-size paper.  However, when requesting color paper, card stock, NCR, larger format, and other premium papers, there are additional material costs that will be billed to your department or program.  Please help LMC manage reproduction costs by only duplicating materials which are absolutely necessary for student learning and/or campus communications. Many departments overspend their copy budget every year.  Please secure Department Chair, Manager, or Dean approval for significantly large copying or printing volumes (i.e. a document that is 100 pages in length, duplicated for an audience of 100 or more).


Turnaround Times

Immediate copy and print jobs are typically run right away; often while you wait.  If you need to come back later, your copies will be held in the front copy room for you to pick-up and take with you.  Sometimes these jobs may need up to 24hrs. to finish if they are high in volume or need additional steps to complete.  All 48hr. basic copy requests should have a due date that allows two full work days to complete (NOTE: we are closed weekends and holidays). Email orders may need an extra workday to process (up to 72hr. turnaround).  If you need an email order expedited or turned into a “rush” (immediate) order, please call ahead and bring it to a staff member’s attention so that it can be prioritized.

 

Please allow extra time for processing your materials during the first few weeks and final few weeks of each semester. These are the Print Shop’s PEAK PERIODS: December – January, and July – August.  During the first week of instruction of the Spring and Fall semester, there is no “immediate service” available. This is because the Copy Center must first fulfill the requests of a large volume of basic 48hr. and 72hr. outstanding jobs (mainly 1st day handouts). During these Peak Periods many of the more complicated orders and specialty print requests will be put on a longer turnaround schedule.  This schedule is announced before the start of the semester.  Remember to allot an extra work day (24hrs.) of time to turn-around jobs that must be delivered to the Brentwood campus, throughout the semester.

 

Keep in mind, that instructional packets of considerable length should be considered for sale through the Bookstore (Module readers and workbooks), thus avoiding a heavy charge to your department’s budget. Please call the Print Shop for further details and look for the Module deadline announcements that are circulated each semester.Bear in mind, Central Services cannot reproduce copyrighted material without official copyright clearance.