Printing Process

 

Desk Top Design Support ~ Step 1

We currently support numerous software packages.  On Macintosh:   indesign, PageMaker, Quark, FreeHand, PhotoShop, and on  PC:  indesign, PageMaker, Illustrator and PhotoShop.  As new releases become available we are committed to continued training and software upgrades.

  • Technical information & consultation.
  • Color copies.
  • Proof reading.
  • Scanning of line art and logos, black and white and color photographs.

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Image Assembly ~ Step 2

  • Highly qualified employees merge digital technology with traditional methods to prepare your job for the printing press.
  • Our commitment to environmentally sound printing begins here with total recovery of all effluent products.

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Press Room ~ Step 3

  • Utilizing both offset and digital equipment we are equipped to handle the most complex printing design.
  • Over 5,000 jobs and over 250,000,000 equivalent 8-1/2 x 11 pages of information are produced annually.
  • The printing inks that we use are soy based.
  • Virtually all our fine printing papers are recycled and contain a minimum of 10% post consumer waste.

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Bindery ~ Step 4

  • Standard binding techniques like folding, stitching, cutting, numbering, padding and other methods are done on state of the art equipment by our bindery staff.
  • Foil Stamping, perfect binding, embossing, die cutting and numerous other special binding requirements can all be handled through our office.
  • Printing Services cooperates and endorses the paper recycling program at the University. All scrap paper and cardboard are recycled. In addition, all printing plates and photographic film are recycled.

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Delivery ~ Step 5

  • Your finished job will be delivered to you, or you may pick it up at the Printing Services office.
  • There is no charge for our courier service, which provides daily service to the campus and CEL locations.
  • Please call (989) 774- 3216 or (989) 774-3217 for this service, which also includes pick-up and delivery of copy, page proofs, or any material related to your job.

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Mailing ~ Step 6

Our mailroom handles non-profit bulk, regular bulk and 1st class pre-sort mail.  You qualify as a non-profit if you are not advertising travel, retail or business related information.

 

Non-Profit Bulk Regular Bulk 1st Class Pre-Sort
Permit #93

200 piece minimum

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200 piece minimum

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Permit #150

500 piece minimum

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Postal regulations REQUIRE that all bulk mailings have a CURRENT mailing list that has been updated within 95 days prior to the date of mailing. In order to help you receive available bulk mailing discounts, please speak with a bulk mailing specialist at CMU Printing Services PRIOR TO DESIGNING OR PREPARING your bulk mailing piece.

CMU Printing Service
(989) 774-3216
Main Office
Combined Services Building
(989) 774-3216
Fax: (989) 774-7455

Center of Campus Copy Center
Combined Services Building
(989) 774-3191

UC Copy Center
Lower Level UC
(989) 774-7466

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Phone: 989-774-4000

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