Printing Department

Title: Printing Department

Status of Document: This document describes the service provision of the OUCS Printing Department as of July 2010.

1. Introduction

The OUCS Printer department provides a competitively priced service for short to medium print runs (1,000 - 10,000), and longer runs on request. The service is based on a Ryobi 512H two colour press.

2. Summary of OUCS's responsibilities

Hours of Service

2.1 The service operates 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Serviceability Targets

2.2 The service is based on individual quotes for each job.

Paper Specification

2.3 Up to A3+ paper size

2.4 Minimum paper weight 100 g.s.m

2.5 Maximum card weight 300 microns

File Format

2.6 The following file formats are acceptable:

  • PDF print quality (CMYK)
  • Adobe Indesign

2.7 Printing images must be 300 dpi at size for size.

Image Quality

2.8 Image printing is at 175 screen.

2.9 The plates are produced using a DPX 2 computer-to-plate system.

2.10 Polyester plates are used for printing.

Finishing Quality

2.11 Pantone colours are mixed outside to get the best result.

2.12 Coating (varnishing or laminating) is available.

2.13 Finishing (folding, booklets, etc) is sent to a local specialist print company.

Administration and Support

2.14 Enquiries relating to the service can be made to

3. Premium services

Not applicable. All the above will be charged for on a cost-recovery basis.

Service area: 

Written by IT Services. Latest revision 12 September 2014