Facilities and Business Services

Print Services

The Print Services Department of Okanagan College meets the printing and design needs of Okanagan College Faculty, Staff and the wider community by providing:

  • A quality product within a reasonable time frame and in a cost-effective manner
  • Advice to clients on how to get the most for their printing dollar

Services

Photocopying is a relatively quick way to make a good copy of most "black and
white" documents. It is usually recommended for small runs (less than 1000 copies per page) of text-oriented documents.

Many printing jobs are on a "need right now" basis. That is a perfect situation for our IBM Infoprint 2000. With a high speed of 110 sheets per minute, as well as in-line collating, corner stapling, magazine stapling, folding and trimming capabilities, Print Services is well equipped to complete the job efficiently. Paper sizes range from 8.5" x 11" to 11" x 17" on thicknesses from 20# to 110# paper and cardstocks.

Our Toshiba E810 photocopier provides additional copying at 80 sheets per minute as well as in-line collating, stapling and magazine fold.

Colour adds impact to your printed material. For short-run colour (up to approximately 500 copies), our IBM Infoprint Colour 100 and IBM Infoprint Colour 1228 provide cost effective, high quality photocopies and laser prints. These machines can print on paper, cover stock and transparencies. A wide-format capability on the Infoprint Color 100 supports extended in-house production printing (brochures, seminar promotions), that is ideal for charts, spreadsheets, financial statements, Internet printing and design applications.

Consider this for printing:

  • Digital Photos
  • Posters, Maps, Brochures
  • Transparencies
  • Report Covers 

e-printing accepts electronic files transmitted over the network or captures digital masters from hard copy originals placed in a scanner. Once in the system, these digital masters may be viewed for merging with other documents, printed for proofing, or printed.

OC Faculty and Staff should fill out an online request form located in My Okanagan under OC Express - Requests and Notices, including the account number to be charged.

Members of the community should send an email to Print Services indicating the details of the job (number of copies, paper colour, etc.) and the account number to be charged and attach the file. Adobe Acrobat (pdf) is the best format to use, since it embeds the fonts and ensures that what we print will be the same as  what you see on your screen.

Print Services can handle electronic submissions for data of the following program types: Please note that MS  Publisher is not compatible with current print production equipment.

PC -  (Microsoft Office 2000)

  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Access
  • Pagemaker 7.0
  • Photoshop 6.0
  • Quark Express 4.1
  • Adobe PDF & PS Files
  • Adobe Illustrator 9.0
  • PKWare Compressed
  • Stuffit Files
  • Macromedia Freehand 9
  • Wordperfect 10
  • Coreldraw 10

MAC - (Microsoft Office 2001 MAC Ed)

  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Access
  • PageMaker 7.0
  • PhotoShop 6.0
  • Quark Express 4.1
  •  Adobe PDF & PS Files
  • Adobe Illustrator 9.0
  • Stuffit Files
  • Macromedia Freehand 10

    In most cases, just printing your job isn't enough. Our bindery services include:

    ●    Folding
    ●    Scoring
    ●    Stapling
    ●    Cutting/Trimming
    ●    Perforating
    ●    Saddle Stitching
    ●    Collating
    ●    Coil Binding
    ●    Hole Punching
    ●    Laminating

    The maximum quantity to staple together is 100 pages of 20 # bond. Binding sizes vary with each process.

    In addition to printing and copying, we offer the following services:

    ●    Scanning
    ●    Hole-Punching
    ●    Paper Cutting
    ●    Transparencies
    ●    Specialty Paper Sales
     

    How to find us

    Library Building - L105
    Okanagan College 1000 K.L.O. Road
    Kelowna, British Columbia
    V1Y 4X8

    Telephone : 250-762-5445
    Hours : 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Monday to Friday
    Email : copyshop@okanagan.bc.ca

    Jillian Karpick

    Print Services - Black & White Copy
    Office: Library Building 105
    Campus: Kelowna
    Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4545

    Jayne Stefansson

    Print Services - Black & White Copy
    Office: Library Building 105A
    Campus: Kelowna
    Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4242

    Ann Marie Ruether

    Print Services - Colour Copy
    Office: Library Building 105
    Campus: Kelowna
    Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4311

    Tips for planning your printing job

    • Good planning goes a long way to ensuring a successful project.
    • It is important to provide detailed and precise timelines for the completion of all print requests.
    • If the project is a reprint, include a sample of the last job.
    • Cost estimates can be requested regardless of the size of the project, and are more accurate when the preliminary specifications closely  match those of the finished job.
    • Consult Print Services before making last minute design decisions. Small changes in design can sometimes make a substantial difference in the cost.
    • Cost estimates are generally valid for 30 days.
    • There are many things that can be done to eliminate time-consuming obstacles and confusion that create unnecessary costs, and to facilitate the efficient production of printed materials. If you are unsure of a specification, or have a question, please contact Print Services.
    • Use only specified programs in designing your work. See above for a listing of specified programs.
    • If your project has to be completed by a certain time, we will do everything in our power to help you meet your deadline. Obviously, the bigger (or more complex) the job, the more lead time we require.
    • If you are in a rush, you should consider selecting from our wide selection of in-stock papers. Our inventory includes various weights, colours, and textures of paper. Special orders can increase turnaround time.