This form is for binding & stack cutting only on student pre-printed materials! If you are trying to print on IC media and then bind, you will fill out the laser printing form which can be found HERE
General Information: The Imaging Center also offers spiral or wire binding up to 11” in length. Your booklet must be submitted with the pages in the correct order and orientation from the front cover to back cover.
Make sure to save your file with crop marks and bleed to insure that your type or image isn’t trimmed off. The Imaging Center has a cutting tolerance of 1/16”. Anything that comes within 1/16” (0.063”) of the edge of the trim line could potentially be cut off. Be sure to place all elements more than 1/16” (0.063”) away from the edge of the design.
Covers must also be trimmed to size. If you are submitting an already printed book, IC staff can give you covers to trim to size.
Give yourself an extra 1/4” (0.25”) margin on the bound edge when designing booklets.
There is a minimum count of 15 sheets of paper in order to use this service.
The IC will not use the stack cutter to trim tiling jobs or business cards.
The Imaging Center will not stack cut books printed off-site (blurb, lulu, etc.). The IC will also not stack cut through mat board, foam core, cardboard. If off-site material is cut or bound incorrectly by an IC Tech, the IC will reprint materials on Imaging Center stock at no cost.
All pages must be the same length; the Imaging Center cannot guarantee that the binding machine can evenly punch through sketchbooks and/or tracing paper.
The IC does reserve the right to deny submitted collections of various papers and sizes.
Turnaround Times: Your binding job will be completed in the order it was received. The standard turnaround time for the cutting & binding processes is 1 full business day. There are no “Rush” options available. Please be aware that during midterms and finals, turnaround times can increase up to 2-3 business days.
You will be notified via your CCS email when your job has been completed.
More Information: For further information on file set up and Imaging Center policies and procedures, please review The Imaging Center Main Guide
Need Extra Help: Set up a 10-minute Google Hangouts or Zoom consultation with Imaging Center staff. We’ll even use a funny face filter.
To schedule an appointment, visit our Calendly site: calendly.com/ccs_ic
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