Frequently Asked Questions

A We have three convenient campus locations:

Dane Smith Hall, Room 124
COE Technology & Education Center, Room 176
Basic Medical Sciences Building, Room B55
A Our cost for black and white copies is 4 cents each per side.
A We usually guarantee for a 24 hour turnaround depending on the size of the job. If you need it sooner please ask for Theresa.
A As long as you live in Albuquerque, delivery is free. With any other location, we would get UPS pricing.
A We charge $0.40 each side for 8.5 x 11.
A We try to carry most of the popular pastel colors, about 10 different bright colors and a few certificate style papers in various sizes.
A We do the on-campus personalized mailings. If your brochure is going to be mailed to addresses off campus, we will print your order and send it to UNM Mailing Systems to address.
A We currently have the state of the art Coil punch and coil inserting machines. We also have a hand punch 19 ring plastic bind. Our machines can staple or 3 hole punch.
A All the current information is listed on our website at Smaller quantities and quick turnaround we would do in house. For larger quantities and press quality, there are three printers to choose from that have been awarded the contract for this printing.
A We do have a company that we can sub-contract CD work to.
A This is one of the many benefits that the University offers. The cost would be the same as if we would be billing your department.
A We will take your personal checks, your P-card, your Visa or your department Purchase Requisition.
A Well, since you are here, we would suggest you use our online estimate request form. Otherwise, the best way to ensure that we get all the information necessary to do an accurate quote is to call us and talk with one of our customer service representatives.
A Most of the instructors will bring copies of their materials in to the Copy Center. We will make a cover and scan all the materials into a program that all of our copy machines understand. We will produce a percentage of the material for the first day of class. When that inventory is gone, we will produce the materials for the students within a couple of hours once they have pre-paid. We are also able to create packets from your electronic e-mailed files and follow the same process.
A We do have a wide format printer. We have the capability of printing 24” by 90” or 36” by 90” in color. The price is $4.00 per square foot.
A Yes, we do have poster mounting equipment. The price for mounting is $5.00 a square foot. We are able to mount up to 60” in length.
A Not typically. Because white is the default color of paper, it is simply recognized as the absence of any ink. However, when using colored paper, white ink may be used if any text or graphic requires it.
A Our first choice would be PDF, although we can accept various types.
A A proof is a way of ensuring that we produce your project accurately and that everything is positioned according to your requirements. Typically, we will produce a proof which will be sent to you online or printed on paper which can be viewed in our store or delivered to you in person.

For multiple color jobs, we can produce a color proof on our color output device to show how the different colors will appear.
A Good question! We are a full service shop and offer a wide range of products and services. To see a full listing and description of what we can offer you, checkout out the Products & Services page on our website.
A In short, printers and monitors produce colors in different ways.

Monitors use the RGB (red, green, blue) color model, which usually supports a wider spectrum of colors. Printers use the CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color model, which can reproduce most—but not all—of the colors in the RGB color model. Depending on the equipment used, CMYK generally matches 85–90% of the colors in the RGB model.

When a color is selected from the RGB model that is out of the range of the CMYK model, the application chooses what it thinks is the closest color that will match. Programs like Adobe Photoshop will allow you to choose which color will be replaced. Others may not.

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