Welcome! The CSC Print Shop provides printing services to the faculty, staff and students of Chadron State College. The Print Shop is an offset and toner-based manufacturing facility located in the Burkhiser Technology Complex. It offers printing, design and production as well as finishing with a variety of processes.
We (Bruce and Craig) invite anyone on campus to come and visit with us about printing. Together we have about 30 years of experience in graphic design and print production. Our hope is that we can help you produce the product that will have the desired effect on whatever target audience you choose.
The Print Shop is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Completion of projects generally requires 10 days to two weeks depending on the size, number of colors, bindery processes and complexity of the project. The shop is geared toward specific specialties that include letterhead, business cards, carbonless forms, brochures, booklets and posters.
Because design is part of our job, just bring us your ideas! A sketch or typewritten blurb is a great start. The rough idea will help us understand what you have in mind and help you focus on what might still be needed to make the piece complete. Always keep a timeline in mind and work backward from the date of need. For example, the conference is in four weeks. I want people to have the flyer two weeks before the conference. The Print Shop needs two weeks to print the flyer. Therefore, I need to do my part right away.
If you can design your own work for us to print please keep in mind that the Print Shop uses a PDF-based workflow. It will help if you provide your information as a Portable Document Format file.
Whether you submit a complete document or just an idea, a proof will be sent to you via e-mail for any corrections and your approval. Please read the proof carefully before you sign it. You are taking responsibility for the content of the document. Please stop in and see us at any time during the design process.
Our production machines include two offset presses and two toner-based printers. Their general uses are listed below.
Business cards, envelopes and carbonless forms
Booklet signatures, long run color and forms
Short run color and black up to 12x18 inches
Proofs and miscellaneous projects
Our folder can fold paper in half, letterfold, Z fold and double parallel (in half and half again). It can also fold at a right angle to a previous fold. It can score and length perforate (straight lines only).
Other bindery operations performed by the Print Shop are stapling, spiral binding, comb binding and drilling.
Stapling is either flat or saddle. Spiral uses plastic for the binding medium. Comb binding is a process using plastic rings with a solid back. The paper drill is for calendar holes.
Padding is also available for memo pads or scratch/message pads.