Laser Print Services: Canon 750/850

The imagePRESS 750/850 laser printer consistently reproduces clear, sharp images with lifelike skin tones, smooth gradients, and color accuracy.

Laser printing is ideal for flyers, business cards, postcards, process books, & final class projects.

Despite our best efforts and yours, due to the nature of color laser printing, colors will shift throughout the day and from day to day. This is a natural occurrence. 

Variations in the surface of specialty textured and cotton papers are beyond our control. The IC is not responsible for occasional natural flaws and will not reprint because of paper variations.  

INK TYPEToner Based
INK COLOR4-Cartridge (C, M, Y, K)
RESOLUTION1200 x 1200
CALIBRATION SCHEDULEDaily (morning, evening, when necessary)

Turnaround Times & Proofing

Your print job will be completed in the order it was received. Standard turnaround time for the laser printers are 24 hours (one business day). There are no “Rush” options for laser print jobs. Please be aware that during midterms and finals, turnaround times can increase up to 2-3 business days. 

There is not a free “proof” before running your print job. If you are running a large job and want to see a proof, turn in a print submission for only one or two pages of your document. This will be completed within 24-hours. Once you are satisfied and “approve” your print, you may then turn in the final order for the full amount of pages & copies that you want. 

You will be notified via your CCS email when your job has been completed. 

Double-Sided Printing

Files must be submitted as a single PDF in order to print double-sided correctly. Separate files will not be accepted for double-sided printing.

Do not save your InDesign file with “spreads”, unless you have properly put your pages in the correct order. The IC is not responsible for pages that are out of order or misaligned. 

The IC regularly maintains the registration on our regularly stocked papers. Unfortunately, the laser printer is not able to provide 100% accurate double-sided printing. The Canon 750/850 has an overlap of between 1mm (0.04”) and 4mm (.16). This means that all double-sided prints will not line up perfectly; they will be off-center by up to 4mm (0.16”).

Imposition  

The Imaging Center can “impose” or “gang up” certain files via our Canon’s Fiery Imposition software. The IC will impose business cards, take-aways/postcards, resumes, etc.

When submitting your files via the web form, please indicate how many total takeaways you would like in the Additional Comments section. For example: 100 total postcards. The Imaging Center can then “impose” on the least amount of pages to save the student money. When printing 5” × 7” sized postcards, the IC can fit qty: 100 on to 25 sheets of 12” × 18” paper.

For best results, please submit your business card or takeaway with a 1/8” (0.125”) bleed.

The Canon 750/850 has an overlap of between 1mm (0.04”) and 4mm (.16). This means that all double-sided prints will not line up perfectly; they will be off-center by up to 4mm (0.16”).

By default, the IC prints all take-aways with a 1/8” (0.125”) gutter (white space in between each card) and crop marks on the front side of the page only. Above is an example of how standard sized business cards are laid out using our printer software. 

The Imaging Center can stack cut some “imposed” work but we can not cut business cards at this time.

Tiling

Tiled print requests must be submitted to the Imaging Center as a high resolution .jpg file. 

Extremely large file sizes may not process correctly. For example, a .psb file is not meant for digital output and does not work with our Canon Fiery RIP software. The .psb file must be  converted to a .tiff and then to a .jpg file. 

By default, the Imaging Center will print tile jobs at 100% (no-scaling) on 12” × 18” card stock.

Adding “cut marks” or “labels” may increase the page count.

To avoid potential cropping of your tiled file, the IC prints with an overlap of 0.125”.

When tiling, the laser print does have a slight but noticeable color shift. The Canon Fiery RIP processes each page of the tiled job as a separate page. Since each page has a different color composition, the RIP processes it as such.

The IC cannot print an individual page out of the tile job. For example, if the tiled print is 24 pages, there is no way to print page 1-4 again. The entire print job must be submitted. The student would then be held responsible for the entire cost of the tile job.

What is a Bleed? 

A bleed is printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet after trimming. It is the portion of the background that will be trimmed off after the file is printed and cut down to the finished size. A bleed gives the printer a small amount of space to account for the movement of paper and design inconsistencies.

Artwork, background colors, and other non-critical design elements are often extended into the bleed area.

When a document does not have a bleed, there is a good chance that either:

  • there will be a small gap between the edge of the printed area and the cut line OR
  • your image will be cut into and important design elements or text will be cut into

Bleeds are usually 1/8” from where the cut is to be made.

The Imaging Center has a cutting tolerance of 1/16”. Anything that comes within 1/16” of the cut line could potentially be cut off. Text or other design elements that you want to ensure are not cut off, must be placed more than 1/16” away from the expected edge of the design.

What is a Border? 

By default, the Imaging Center will print your image in the center of the sheet or roll of paper. If you want a white border surrounding the image, you need to build that in to your file. Border thickness is important because if the border is too thin, it may look uneven after trimming. The thicker the border, the better the finished cut print will look. 

Note: The text that is near the “cut line” in the second image will be trimmed off.