What's the difference between copying and offset printing?

In photo copying there are no real start-up costs and each printed piece costs about the same, no matter how many are printed. In offset printing, there are start-up costs for film and plate preparation and preparing the press with ink, but the printed piece keeps getting less expensive the more you produce. As a rule of thumb at about 1,000 copies, the cost of offset printing starts going down while the cost of photo copying stays the same.

What types of printing does Duplication Station offer?

Color printing
Duplication Station offers digital color printing ranging from 8.5 x 11 inches to 12 x 18 inches. We also offer full color poster/banner printing up to 42 inches wide.

Black and white printing
Duplication station offers black and white digital printing on sheets up to 11 x 17 inches. 

What is the average printing cost? 

The average cost of a document printed to a desktop printer is 5 to 7 cents per page. Duplication Station's average cost is 4 cents for paper originals and 3.5 cents for digital originals. 

Where do I drop off my print job? Where is Duplication Station located?

You may drop off your print job at the Duplication Station in the Morrison Hall basement, Room 011.

Do you offer electronic job submission? 

You save money by submitting your print job via the Duplication Station digital storefront.

You can save files and jobs to reorder in the future. You can also follow the progress of your print job on the digital storefront site.

What software do you support? 
We support the Microsoft Office package which includes Word, Excel, Publisher, Access and PowerPoint. We also support Adobe Illustrator, In-Design and Photoshop for PC only.
What if I need help with design?

For typesetting assistance, you may contact Amy Easum, director of the Creative Services division with Strategic Communications. Reach her at 316-978-7285 or amy.easum@wichita.edu.

If your print job is going to be mailed off-campus without an envelope, you will need to get your design approved by the Post Office for mailing. There are federal requirements for placement of addresses and indicia. Additionally, there are paper color and weight restrictions that should be approved as well.

Can Duplication Station print on special papers?

Yes. Duplication Station can print on: 

  • Carbonless paper - two, three or four-part
  • Perforated paper
  • Tabs
  • Transparencies
What bindery / finishing services do you offer? 

Duplication Station offers a full-service bindery that offers a variety of finishing services. View a comprehensive list of Duplication Station's bindery services

Can I get a cost estimate? 
At your request, we will provide a cost estimate to assist you in determining a project budget. Average turnaround time for an estimate is 24 hours. However, estimates may take up to three days to prepare if we need to contact an outside vendor for special paper or supplies. The accuracy of an estimate is dependent on the information we receive from you. As is customary in the printing industry, actual cost may vary within 10 percent. Estimates are valid for only 30 days due to fluctuating paper prices.
How do I get copyright approval to reproduce materials for classroom use?
Submit a Copyright Request Form (pdf) to our center in Morrison Hall to begin the permissions process. This process can take up to several weeks to complete. Fines for reproducing copyrighted materials without permission range from $250 - $150,000 per willful infringement, plus legal fees. Central Services will request permission to reproduce your copyrighted materials through the Copyright Clearance Center. If you have already received permission, submit a signed copy of the “Customer Statement of the Duplication of Copyrighted Written Works (pdf)” form along with your print job. For more information on copyrights, please see WSU Copyright Policy #3.36.
I want to mail my print job off-campus without an envelope. What do I need to do?
If your print job is going to be mailed off-campus without an envelope, you will need to get your design approved by the Post Office for mailing. There are federal requirements for placement of addresses and indicia. Additionally, there are paper color and weight restrictions that should be approved as well.
Does Duplication Station deliver? 
Duplication will deliver your completed print job anywhere on campus? You can also pick up finished print jobs in the Morrison Hall basement, Room 011.