JOB SCHEDULING CHANGES
Please allow extra time for processing your print materials while our staff hours are limited due to COVID-19 and other restrictions. For staff assistance with your jobs, it is recommended that you send your work via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org attaching your job file/s along with a request form stating your requirements. However, you may also bring in hard-copy originals and fill out physical request slips to place in the Copy Inbox in the front copy/mail room (CC1-119). Basic print and copy requests at the main Pittsburg campus are fulfilled/completed between two to three open-campus workdays (e.g. expect orders submitted Friday to be completed by the following Tuesday when there are no holidays or campus closures). Also, during "peak production period" months (July-August and December-January) these turnaround times will often be delayed by a week or more due to priority printing of module reader/workbooks needed for the start of the semester. Immediate Service (same day or next day) is not available. 48hr. or longer, scheduled jobs will be completed in the order they are received. Please note, walk-up, self-service b/w copying is available as an immediate option for LMC employees with a designated department/program copy code and who have been instructed on how to operate the machine. Face-masks are required!
Request & Delivery Expectation Times for Copies in Brentwood
|Day and Time Request Submitted||Fulfilled by Print Shop||Delivered to Brentwood|
|Monday by 12 pm||Completed by Thursday at 12pm||Delivered to Brentwood by Thursday 1pm|
|Tuesday by 12 pm||Completed by Thursday at 12pm||Delivered to Brentwood by Thursday 1pm|
|Wednesday by 12pm||Completed by following Monday 12pm||Delivered to Brentwood by following Tuesday at 1pm|
|Thursday by 12pm||Completed by following Tuesday 12pm||Delivered to Brentwood by following Tuesday at 1pm|
|Friday (anytime, copy center closed)||Completed by following Wednesday 12pm||Delivered to Brentwood by following Thursday at 1pm|
NOTES for BRENTWOOD ORDERS
- Expected times are for standard jobs (exams, handouts, etc.) Any complicated requests will likely be available on the following Tuesday/Thursday than expected.
- Holidays and the first few weeks of the semester will extend these timeframes.
- If you would like to send print orders via email, please attach and forward your request form/instructions and print files to: email@example.com
- Faculty need to ensure that a due date is included with the request, otherwise request may be completed later.
- Lead times can vary from 2-5 business days depending upon the timing of the request.
- For urgent jobs for which this lead time cannot be provided, faculty will use the self-serve copy machine located in BRT-419
Turnaround Expectation for Jobs Beyond Basic B/W Copies:
|Specialty Job Type||Fulfilled by Print Shop|
|Color Printing (no post-press)||2 – 3 workdays|
|Folded Mailers, Flyers, and Brochures||3 – 4 workdays|
|Booklets / Programs (folded and center stapled)||5 workdays (minimum)|
|NCR Order Forms||5 workdays (minimum)|
|Post-Press (cutting, drilling, folding, etc.)||1 day (add a day to the print turnaround)|
|Paper Purchases (plain and specialty papers)||2 – 10 days (based on what is in stock)|
|Stationary Purchases (envelopes/letterhead)||2 – 10 days (based on what is in stock)|
|Business Cards||4 – 8 weeks (based on volume ordered)|
Time to Make a Module!
Instructional packets of considerable length (roughly 50 or more originals/sides) must either have Dean or Supervisor approval or be processed for sale through the LMC Bookstore as a Module Reader or Workbook. Also, it is common for instructors teaching one or two face-to-face courses to copy between 1,000 - 2,000 impressions (roughly 1 - 2 paper reams) of handouts per semester. Please keep track of your total usage each semester. If you find that you are producing more copies than this, you should consider condensing and compiling some of those handouts into a course reader or workbook. Also, consider what content is accessible online and might be better to simply post or provide links to on Canvas. This helps curtail excessive copying/printing which is a burden on your campus Print Shop's scheduling and resources and a heavy charge to your department’s budget. Contact the Print Shop for further details and look for the module deadlines announcements that are circulated each semester via email. You are responsible for the module content, but reprographics specialists can help you design covers, graphics, and organize your pages for best readability and print formatting (pre-press services). Bear in mind, the Print Shop cannot reproduce copyrighted material without official copyright clearance. In some instances, you are responsible for getting a publisher or author's release before reproducing their materials. Contact your department Chair to see what modules are commonly produced and what course readers/workbooks are already built and shared among your colleagues. Researching Creative Commons resources and speaking with OER/ZTC campus supporters is also encouraged when compiling a new module reader/workbook. You may incorporate your own individual written pieces and/or original activities into your module. Understand, there are no royalties or profits that go to authors of these books. The small student fees placed on modules pays for Bookstore and Print Shop material costs and other operational overhead. This is why module readers/workbooks produced on campus qualify as ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost) publications.