University Copy Center
Let us help you make your project a reality
Our mission is to help you represent your event, organization, and/or self in the best possible way through print materials.
Whether it is a resume for your first professional job search, a booklet about your company, business cards or items for personal events - brunches, showers, and weddings - let us meet your printing needs.
Located in Visser Hall at Emporia State University, we serve ESU students, faculty, and staff as well as organizations in and around Emporia. And, yes, we can deliver your product to you.
What can the University Copy Center print?
- Business cards
(if you are an ESU employee, please contact Marketing and Media Relations - 341-5454 - to initiate this process)
- Carbonless forms
- Door hangers
- Greeting Cards
- Saddle-stitched booklets
- Wide-format posters
- Yard signs
Other options and services -
- Adhesive vinyl
- Binding options (coil/spiral, saddle-stitch, perfect bind, unibind, thermal tape)
- Colored paper
- Colored cardstock
- Crack & peel materials
- Mail merging
- Paper padding
- Static cling
Would you like to place an order?
- a single file of your product to email@example.com
- the quantity you want printed
- size and style of your product (see our available products)
- date you need your product by
- index number (if on campus) or billing information
- your phone number
- delivery information (ESU staff/faculty) or if you or a representative will be picking up the order
*These prices are for basic, one-sided prints. They may not apply if your print job has unique specifications. Email or call 620-341-5253 for questions and price quotes.
Prices – 8.5" x 11”
B/W copies – 5¢ each
Color copies – 30¢ each
6mil poster paper - $1.50 per sq ft
Vinyl scrim banner - $2.00 per sq ft
Foamboard - $3.00 per sq ft
Yard Signs - $7.00 or $9.00 (single or double sided)
Standard Sizes + Basic Prices**
Business Cards – 2" x 3.5” – 4¢ each (minimum order: 56)
Envelopes – 8¢ each
Flyers/Letters – 8.5" x 11” – 26¢ each
Folded Note Cards (flat size) – 5.5" x 8.5” – 14¢ each
Invitations – 5" x 7” – 14¢ each
Postcards/Handouts – 4" x 6” – 7¢ each
Posters – 11" x 17”, 12" x 18”, 13" x 19” – 55¢ each
**There is a minimal trim charge added to each order
Would you like to talk to someone?
You can visit us at the University Copy Center in Visser Hall, Rm 210.
We have personnel on hand to help you reach your goals. Call us at 620-341-5253 or contact our personnel:
Jane Welch, Office Manager
Randy Atherton, Printer Specialist
Colter O'Dell, Printer Specialist
To see what you can get - beyond photocopies - please visit our online portfolio.
See something you like? Let us know which item you are looking at and that will help us understand your printed material needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long will my job take to print?
Our turnaround time is normally less than 24 hours. If you have a deadline, please call the office - 620-341-5253 - so we can get your order finished as quickly as possible.
- What is the biggest size you can print?
It depends on the machine your item needs to be processed on, but here are the maximum sizes our equipment can produce: 13"x19” on digital press and 64” wide on wide format printer.
- I want to print multiple files on a sheet of paper, what do I do?
Please send a single file of your print job. We will always do what we can (step, repeat, and trim) to save paper and save you money.
- When are you open?
Our hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday thru Friday, 12 months a year. We are open during most student breaks.
- How do I order?
Please email your file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the number you want printed and any other specifics you may have. If you do not know what paper you want, we will use our best discretion for a product of great quality.
- What files do you require?
While we prefer a PDF, we can normally work with whatever file you have. If you have any questions, please call us at 620-341-5253 - and we can talk through it with you.
- I forgot to get prints for my event, and I need them today! What do I do?!
We are here to help. Send us your file, call us to be sure we have received it (341-5253), and let us know your deadline.
- Can you print things that aren’t related to ESU?
Always. We are here to help with whatever we can.
- What is "bleed" and do I need it?
Please see the information below to learn about this and other tips which will help you.
Bleed and Trim
The original file from the ESU designers (above) includes bleed and trim marks (look in the corners) in this example of a 4x6 inch card.
The marks indicate where the image should be trimmed and the extra image (called the "bleed") around the edge is removed in the trimming process. The result is edge-to-edge image and a card that is exactly 4x6 inches.
The file is duplicated multiple times on a single sheet, a process called "step and repeat."
This is the final product. You can see this is the most efficient use of materials and production time, and therefore the most effective way to print. Professional graphic designers, like those in the ESU Marketing and Media Relations Department, create artwork with this goal in mind.