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Printroom Services

The Printroom serves the reprographic needs of the University Information Services and provides the same service for other departments, colleges, and members and visitors of the University.

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The type of work the Printroom produces includes:

  • Lecture notes/Course notes
  • Technical Reports
  • Documentation
  • Course aids
  • Administration forms
  • Leaflets
  • Prospectuses
  • Conference reports
  • Posters
  • Theses
  • Dissertations
  • University house-style business cards

Copying & Printing Services

A wide range of paper colours is available in 80gsm or 160gsm. Some other weights are also available.

Ricoh Pro 8100Se
Black and white multi-function device with Fiery RIP

High volume monochrome digital printer copier. 1200dpi resolution for both scanning and printing. It prints at a maximum speed of 95 A4 impressions per minute. Features include:

  • Double-sided A4 and A3
  • Reduction/enlargement (25% to 400%)
  • Good greyscale reproduction
  • Automatic booklet formatting to produce A4 or A5 booklets
  • Online finishing – stapling (2 to 100 sheets 80gsm)

Ricoh Pro C5100s
Colour multi-function device with Fiery RIP

Colour digital copying/printing – 1200dpi resolution, full colour, at a maximum speed of 65 copies per minute. Features include:

  • Double-sided and single-sided A4 and A3
  • Reduction/enlargement (25% to 400%)
  • Good photo reproduction
  • Online finishing – sorted/stapled

Canon ImagePROGRAF iPF8400
Large format printer

Colour printing A2, A1 and A0
Matt paper as standard. Lustre and vinyl media also available.

 

Finishing Services

  • Comb Binding – for documents up to 2 inches thick. Soft covers. Can open flat. A4/A5.
  • Wire Binding – for documents up to 1.25 inches thick. Soft covers. Can open flat. A4/A5.
  • Unibind Thermal Binding – for documents up to 1.25 inches thick. Clear plastic and soft covers. Rigid spine – does not open flat. A4.
  • Booklet making – for documents up to 18 sheets. Staple, fold and trim. A3/A4.
  • Stapling (up to 15mm thickness)
  • Encapsulation - gloss or matt finish. A5, A4, A3 and A2. Matt finish for A1 and A0.

Glossary of common printing terms and bleed diagram

 

How to book in work for the Printroom

Work should be submitted and collected at the Roger Needham Building on the West Cambridge Site. If you are cycling or walking the most direct route from the centre of town can be found here.

If you are in doubt as to whether a job is easy or not, or even if you want to know which formats suit our facilities best, please come and talk to us well in advance.

For further information, please contact Printroom staff on (3)34727 or e-mail

See also: Printroom prices

Turnaround

The turnaround times for work vary according to the complexity of the job, the amount of other work in hand and the unknown factors of machine breakdowns and staff shortages. It is advisable to give us as much time as is humanly possible – particularly in the lead-up to the beginnings of terms (especially Michaelmas). 

How to supply your originals/artwork for printing

Hard copy originals

These should be taken to the Roger Needham Building Reception.

Digital originals

Files can be submitted on USB flash drives (sticks), or as email attachments (max 50Mb). The preferred file format is pdf.

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Last updated:
June 2020

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