The Print & Copy Center is the sole provider of University printed and promotional materials. Our products are produced on-campus and through University approved vendors that have been selected for their high quality standards and ability to meet University branding guidelines. The Print & Copy Center provides onsite production to save on direct cost to the customer and for jobs that do not fit the internal operations, the best cost and best fit vendor is selected to provide the product.
We offer full mailing services in partnership with the UCM Distribution Services Center. We coordinate the mailing or shipping of your project to achieve the best direct cost savings for your department. For more information, contact the Distribution & Print Operations Manager at x4571.
Step 1 Design & Job Initiation
Determine if your project is going to require UCM branded logos, design work or file creation.
What qualifies as a UCM branded product?
Step 2 Quoting
To obtain a quote, the process can be initiated by emailing email@example.com.
The Print & Copy Center does not require your department to get a quote but can provide the preliminary pricing if desired.
The following information is required to start a quote:
We will then assign a job number to your project and provide an estimate for your approval. Pricing is good for 30 days from the date the quote is issued unless specified otherwise in your quote.
Step 3 Initiating the Order
Engraved Name Badges and Desk/Door Plates:
All Other Items:
From the Print & Copy Center web page. Click the UCM Print and Copy Center Job Request button and fill out the online order form. Upon completion click submit and the form will be emailed to the Print & Copy Center.
Information Required to Place Your Order:
Once submitted, allow 1-3 business days for processing of your order. A PDF proof will be provided via email. Emailed written approval of the PDF proof is required to proceed to the production stage.
Lead times vary by project specifications, materials, and quantities. For more exact lead times on your specific project, please contact the Print & Copy Center staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or x4484 for current lead time requirements.
Rush Lead Times and Early Deliveries
Rush orders are available but require UCM Print & Copy Center approval and are subject to a minimum of $50 rush fee (will vary based on project type) on top of the project cost. If a proof is not approved in time to allow the standard lead time before the requested in hand date, a rush fee may be charged in order to keep the delivery date.
If a project is completed early due to scheduling availability (less business days than the standard posted lead time) and a rush was not requested, it may deliver early without being charged with a rush fee.
The option to rush a job is not guaranteed. Please inquire for availability.
The Print & Copy Center offers variable data placement for addresses, personal greetings and information, numbers, etc. This information is directly printed onto the product and in mailing projects, can open opportunity for increased savings in postage and shipping. Consult with the Print & Copy Center for options and design suggestions.
All variable data (mailing lists, etc.) to be submitted at the time of order. Orders cannot be fully processed without this information. For best information placement, please submit with the following columns in .CSV format.
Example for a typical mailing project:
The variable data points of your project should match the column headings that correspond for use in that location. (Example <Address 1> would be entered in the address for the house number and street).
Orders are billed through Banner once complete and delivered. Orders cannot be billed
early or ahead of delivery. No other alternative payment methods are accepted.
Delivery to Offices
Orders are delivered through the Distribution Services Center. The DSC offers daily
delivery to campus offices for items under 50 lbs.
Delivery for to Mail RoomOrders that have been requested to mail will be coordinated with the Distribution Services Center mailing division. Any remaining pieces that are ordered without addresses, will be delivered to your office location.
The UCM Print & Copy Center is the sole provider for all branded print materials to
and will determine if products can be produced in house or through an approved print
vendor. The Print & Copy Center team works hand in hand with Integrated Marketing
and Communications to maintain branding guidelines.
If it is determined the Print & Copy Center cannot provide the requested material, a written waiver will be issued by the Distribution & Print Operations Manager or Print Production Coordinator that must accompany all internal paperwork that accompanies the payment process through Accounts Payable. Payment requests for print materials submitted to Accounts Payable that do not include the written waiver from the Print & Copy Center may be rejected.