Frequently Asked Questions

What is bleed in printing?

Bleed is the printing term that refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet of paper. It is difficult to print all the way to the edge of the paper, so it is necessary to print a slightly larger area than what is needed and then trim off a small amount (usually 1/8”) allowing the  print to go to the edge of the paper. It gives the appearance that ink “bleeds” off the page.

How do I get a project started?

The first step is to go to our website and click on Job Order Forms, then select the type of project you want to get started. If you have any concerns about a project, or just want to talk about any of the details, please give us a call 541-346-3794 and we can guide you through the process.

What does Campus Copy offer?

Campus Copy is located in the heart of the EMU in the lower level. We offer a full service quick copy environment including: color or black & white copying; coil, staple, and comb binding; and student or class projects. We also offer all the same service from the Baker Center including large format, offset printing, and a wider variety of binding options. Stop by and we can discuss your project.

How do I contact a print specialist?

A quick call to the Baker Center 541-346-3794 and we’ll connect you to one of our print specialists. If it’s more convenient, we can come visit you.

Where is the Baker Center located?

The Baker Center is the full service print and mail facility for the University. We have offset and digital printing, a full bindery and a bulk mail unit. Campus Mail is also housed at the Baker Center. We are at 318 East Broadway, a half block from downtown Eugene. Here is a map.

Do you offer nonprofit postage rate?

Almost all University departments and projects can be mailed at the nonprofit postage rate. There are some limitations, but they are few.  The postage saving can be substantial, so it is well worth exploring to see if you or your project qualify to be mailed at the nonprofit rate. Call us, we’ll help.

Can you deliver my project?

Yes, we deliver a large percentage of our printed projects. We have 3 drivers that are available for deliveries as part of their campus mail routes or special delivery if requested or needed. We also offer project pick up at the Baker Center lobby or Campus Copy.

Do you give tours?

Yes, we actually love showing off what we do. Printing has been around for a long time and is the oldest form of mass communication. With the revolution of the digital age, you might be surprised how your items are printed now. Call us, we’ll arrange for a plant tour! 541-346-3794

Do you support sustainability?

You bet! We feel it is our responsibly to be a leader on campus when it comes to being environmentally friendly. We use recycled paper, and our house digital paper is 100% Post-Consumer Waste (PCW), and almost all of the other papers we use in printing are 30% PCW. We also use environmentally friendly processes in both the digital and offset printing.

What is ”CMYK” printing?

The letters stand for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. They are the four colors that are mixed together in the print process to form a full color image.

What paper is available?

We have hundreds of available papers that can be used for your print and mail projects. We can recommend papers that run well in the presses, looks great once they are printed on, can make your project stand out, and are at a reasonable cost. We have great relationships with our paper suppliers and can make sure you get that just-right paper for your project.

What is grain direction?

All paper, when it is manufactured, has a grain in which the paper fibers are laid down. Paper fibers follow the direction of the paper making process. You, as a consumer, rarely have to worry about grain direction. Based on the equipment, your project and our expertise, will select the proper grain direction of your selected paper.

What is a saddle stitched book?

Saddle stitching is a mechanical process to bind a book, newsletter, booklet, or catalog. The binding has the appearance of staples, but are actually bound by stitching the project together from a large spool of wire.

What is collating?

In printing, the term collate refers to the gathering and arranging of individual sheets or other printed components into a pre-determined sequence. Basically, Collating creates consistent, logical sets from multiple parts.