Tips and Policies

Please allow a minimum of eight work hours to complete print orders. Very large orders and printing at the beginning of an academic term can require longer lead time. 

PRINTING TO THE EDGE OF THE PAPER (BLEED EDGE)
To print your file to the edge of the paper, it will need to be designed in a special way. Please call us at x7185 or stop by Campus Print and Mail Services for detail instructions. Otherwise, all orders will be printed with an approximate 1/8" white margin.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bleed Edge Cutting
COURSEPACKS
All coursepacks must be reviewed through the Hope-Geneva Bookstore for copyright approval. If it is not being sold through the bookstore, be sure to attach the Copyright Approval Form. For more information, see the bookstore coursepacks page.  
POWERPOINT – Printing Multiple Slides Per Page
Save the document with the correct number of slides per page. Also, be sure to request the number of slides per page in the notes section of the order form. 
ORDERING PROOFS
We encourage you to order a proof prior to placing full orders that require exact spacing, cutting and folding. This will ensure your order is created to your specifications. 
FOLDING AND CUTTING REQUIREMENTS
Most copiers, folders and cutters work within a tolerance of 1/16", so it is important for designers to keep this in mind while formatting projects. Text and images should be a minimum of 1/8" away from the cut edge. 
BOOKLETS
Folded and stapled booklets will need to be designed with pages in multiples of four.  
IMAGE RESOLUTION
  • Images should be at least 300 dpi.
  • If you download images from the web, they may look fine on your screen, as your screen is the same resolution as the image (72 dpi). However, images should be viewed at actual size to determine if there will be pixelation problems by zooming in at 100%.
BRANDING 
When designing your project, please review Public Affairs and Marketing’s Brand Identity information for guidelines on logos, color palette, font and other standards. 
NEED ASSISTANCE IN CREATING A PROJECT? 
  • Public Affairs and Marketing provides creative services for select projects. Orders can be submitted through their project request form.
  • The TechLab, located on the second floor of Van Wylen Library, can provide guidance in formatting and design.
ORDERS FOR OUTSIDE BUSINESSES AND OFF-CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS
Per the Hope College Technology Usage Policy, we are unable to print orders for not-for-profit and for-profit organizations and businesses. Campus Print and Mail Services may not be used for commercial or contract purposes unrelated to the direct business of the college. Any/all use of Hope College technology resources to advance a not-for-profit or political organization must be approved in advance by Computing and Information Technology as well as the appropriate divisional head. Use of college technology resources to advance initiatives, positions or conversations that are contrary to Hope College’s interests is prohibited.
PERSONAL ORDERS
  • Personal print orders are accepted through Campus Print and Mail Services. To order, submit a job.
  • Make sure to click Edit Site Information when placing a personal order. Faculty and staff should click on Employee Personal Printing rather than a department or office. Students should select Hope College Student as their site.
  • Payment must be received at the time of pick up.
  • College-related orders have priority over the printing of personal orders.
COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person submitting the print request may be liable for infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfilling the order would involve violation of copyright law.