Frequently Asked Questions


    Printing Services may be contacted by:
    Phone: 803/323-2221
    Fax: 803/323-2450 
    Location: 105 McBryde Hall

    PDFs are the best file format for all copy jobs. To convert an Office document to pdf, go to File > Print and change your printer from your default to Adobe PDF.

    Copying is toner based and done on a B/W or color copier.  Printing is a process that requires metal or digital film-based plates for each color, along with a solvent-based ink.

    Upon final sign-off of any work that requires typesetting, University Communications and Marketing approval, or customer requested proof, factor in:

    • 5-7 working days for one, or two-color letterhead, envelopes, postcards, etc.
    • 5-10 working days for any project that may require extensive handwork.
    • 1-2 working days for any copying if no hand bindery is required.
    • 1-2 working days for bindery such as folding, stapling, three hole drilling, etc.

    The cost is .045 per copy on departmental copiers and .0285 per copy in Printing Services. This cost does not include paper or any other services that might be associated with your request.

    The time is determined by how many prior requests are before your submission, in addition to the number of pages that will be typeset and the complexity of the job.  Any scanning of artwork will increase turnaround time, as will not providing text in a digital format to begin with.

    Yes. Contact Printing Services for more information and prices. There is a $5 minimum charge for any job for personal work, and may be paid for via check or credit card.

    Printing Services keeps a broad array of paper colors in stock:

    • Standard 20lb colors are blue, green, yellow, pink, orchid, and goldenrod.
    • Fluorescent colors are lunar blue, celestial blue, cosmic orange, gamma green, lift-off lemon, rocket red, pulsar pink, planetary purple and gold.
    • Matching cardstock colors are available for most standard colors

    Special paper colors are ordered on an as-needed basis.

    You may e-mail a copy of a signed print request form and your files to, or, you may fax your completed form to 803/323-2450.

    Yes.  Students can request any of the services provided. Payment for services will be applied to the student's Winthrop account.

    Printing Services has a basic price list, but a large percentage of requests for printing are unique in that it may involve several different processes and therefore require a quote to determine the most efficient way to produce the work. Basic black and white copying can be determined by the price given in a previously asked question on this page.  On every price quote the type of paper used also will affect pricing.

    To ensure quality and consistency, the publications staff has been directed by the president to prepare or examine all materials that incorporate the Winthrop logo and/or target external publics. The staff is responsible for seeing that such items meet high-quality writing, editing and design standards, and comply with graphics requirements.

    University Communications & Marketing and Printing Services work together to complete your project as quickly as possible; however, please allow additional time for University Relations to review your file or document before submitting to Printing Services.

    Printing Services is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.