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Printing - The Print Shop prints on a variety of paper sizes - 8.5" X 11,"  "8.5 X 14," "11 X 17,"  "18 x 12" and 13" x   19." We offer 10 different colors of 8.5" X 11," "8.5 X 14" and 11" x 17" paper. We also have several "hot" colors in 8.5" X 11" paper only. In addition to paper, the Print Shop carries a heavier index card stock. We have glossy and dull high quality digital paper for brochures and presentation pieces. The Print Shop also carries NCR (carbon type paper) in 8.5" X 11." This paper is available in two part and three part only. The Print Shop can special order paper for you.

Layouts - the Print Shop has CS 6 and Adobe Page Maker 6.0 for Macintosh and 6.5 for PC, Adobe PhotoShop for Macintosh, and Microsoft Word for both Macintosh and PC. A scanner is also available for photos or logos. We can scan to PDF or JPEG. Prices for layouts range from $1.00 to $2.50 per page. Some layout charges may be greater depending on the size and detail of the job. Jobs sent via e-mail must be compatible with our operating system. Please attach your file accordingly.(Pagemaker 6.5, Microsoft Word) For complicated projects, please go to Marketing Services in Bibb Graves, room 304. 

Stapling - The Print Shop can staple jobs up to a maximum of 60 pages. Prices vary depending on the size and number of staples. Booklet stapling is also available.

Collating - The Print Shop can collate (put pages in numerical order); however, the Print Shop is not responsible for mis-collated jobs if there are no page numbers. Prices vary according to the size of the paper and the number of pages.

Folding/Scoring - The Print Shop can fold all three sizes of paper in almost any manner. Prices vary according to the size of the paper and the number of pages. Cardstock and stapled material must be hand-folded for an additional charge. We can score thick stocks for a professional finish.

Cutting - the Print Shop can cut paper or cardstock to virtually any size for a minimum charge of $2.50.

Binding - the Print Shop can bind up to 425 pages with plastic comb or coil binders. Red or Black are available. We can also do hot glue Perfect binding for books.

Three-hole punching - The Print Shop can three hole punch virtually any size job (preferably 8.5" X 11"). A minimum charge of $1.00 is added for three-hole punching; however, for large jobs a charge of $5.00 per case of paper is assessed and additional charges for divider sheets may be added.

Padding - the Print Shop does two types of padding: normal glue or NCR glue. Normal glue is red and NCR glue is just for carbonless paper. A minimum charge of $1.00 is added for padding. Also if you require a cardboard backing for your pads each piece of cardboard costs 5¢. Scratch pads are available at no charge.


Helpful Terms

Binding: 1. The cover for the pages of a publication. 2. The process by which a cover is attached; for example, saddlewire, adhesive, or spiral.

Bleed: A block of color or type that extends to the edge of the printed piece. For a printing estimate to be accurate, a printer must know if a publication will have bleeds.

Color proofs: Proofs that show the project in full color. Color proofs for projects printed with Pantone inks may not be completely accurate, so color should be assessed using Pantone chips or drawdowns. Four-color-process proofs should be very accurate, or perhaps slightly lighter, than the final printed piece.

Copyedit: To edit for accuracy and for the application of a consistent style.

Digital proofs: Proofs created straight from a computer file. As the technology advances, digital proofs are becoming more accurate and more popular, replacing film proofs (see "bluelines"). With digital proofs, any AA charges are less costly because making changes is easier. Printers tend to have certain brands of proofs including rainbows, iris, Kodak approvals, and Pola proofs.

Flat size: The size of a piece before it is folded and bound.

Font: The complete assortment of a given size and style of type, including capitals, small capitals, and lowercase letters, along with numbers, punctuation marks, and commonly-used symbols and accent marks.

Font family: A group of fonts used on a website. At Jacksonville State, we use Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif.

Four-color process: Printing in "full color" where photographs and type can replicate in any color(s). This process is also referred to as CMYK, named after the four inks used: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black.

GIF: A file format for graphics used on the web. Usually appropriate for simpler images, such as logos, lettering, cartoons, and line drawings. For more complicated images, such as photos, see JPG.

Hard copy: A printout of text, a Web page, or artwork.

JPG: A file format for graphics used on the Web. Usually appropriate for photos, artwork, and other complicated images. For simpler graphics, see GIF.

Layout: The designer's formatting of text and illustrations.

Pantone: Ink matching system used universally by printers and designers. These inks are used as spot colors instead of, or in addition to, four-color process. Pantone inks are referenced by their individually-assigned number. Also known as PMS colors.

Perfect binding: A method of binding a book in which the pages are glued into the cover at the spine. A common method for producing catalogs and magazines, perfect binding is most economical when producing pieces with high page counts and high quantities. The spine of the book must be at least 1/16 inch to consider perfect binding. Unlike saddlewire, page count in a perfect bound book can vary although it is most cost-effective to produce books with page counts divisible by four.

Process color: Also known as four-color process. (See "four-color process.")

Proofread: To read layouts or proofs closely, usually against the manuscript, to review their accuracy.

Revise(s): Corrected proof(s).

Saddlestitch: Binding option usually used for booklets where staples are affixed along the binding. Also called a saddlewire binding.

Scanning: Process of converting photographs and drawings to an electronic computer file suitable for printing.

Self-mailer: A publication with a mailing panel that allows the piece to be mailed without an envelope. Self-mailers must fit within the U.S. Postal Service's regulations for first-class or bulk-rate mail.

Small caps: Small capital letters that are approximately the same size as that font's lowercase x.

Stock: Paper used in printing or binding.

Thumbnails: Small images of a design. Also, smaller versions of Web images.

Trim size: The finished size of a printed piece.

Typeface: The design or style characteristics of a complete font of type.

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