The Duplicating/Printing department is located on
the lower level of 55 West 13th Street. We are open 9:00 a.m. to
5:30 p.m., and our telephone number is 212-229-5301 or 5302. Our
staff is available to provide assistance and information not covered
in this publication.
This manual will familiarize you with the services
our department offers. Our goal is to produce the product you want
in the most economical, professional and expedient manner.
Procedures and Pricing
It is best to determine the color and format of the
design while you are in the planning stages. You should have an
idea of the quantity and delivery deadline. If you are unsure of
what we can produce, please contact us at 212-229-5301 or 5302.
The Duplicating/Printing department utilizes a charge-back
system. The price structure does not include ancillary services
(folding, cutting, off-line stapling, binding, etc.). Please note
two-sided documents count as two copies. There additional charges
for special order paper and metal plates. A price list is available
at the end of this manual, but if you need more information, please
The mailing services provided by our department go
hand-in-hand with many of the printed projects we work on. There
are many different classifications and rates of mail. While this
manual does not provide detailed information on mailings, you may
need to know more about how to design your mail piece for the lowest
automation rates, or how to distribute your piece once it is printed.
Please refer to the Mail Services section of this website.
Duplicating Request Form
All duplicating materials must be submitted with a
Duplicating Request Form (click here to download
form), which is available from the Supply Room. Duplicating
requests must have an authorized signature, budget number, delivery
location, and telephone number. You may also include any additional
instructions and/or a "sample" for the operator to follow.
Please call us before submitting your work if you need assistance
specifying your duplicating instructions.
Use one requisition for each job and retain the pink
copy for your records. Requests with the proper information will
The guidelines listed below are approximate, but they
should help you when planning projects. Our ability to turn jobs
around in a timely manner depends on a number of factors including
the "health" of our equipment and the constantly varying
volume of work. Following the procedures in this manual is the best
way to ensure that your job will be completed by the deadline.
High Speed Duplicating
- One to five originals for up to 2,500 copies same day or
- Six or more originals for up to 2,500 copies 1 to 3 business
- Varying number of originals for over 2,500 copies including
binding 5 busine
Two to three days, depending on the number of parts in the NCR form
and the total size of the run. Please note: NCR forms go through
an additional glue process after printing.
Tracking a Job in Progress
From time to time you may need to check on the status
of a duplicating job. Please call the Duplicating Department at
229-5301. When inquiring about job status, it is important that
you refer to the Job Number indicated on your pink copy of the Duplicating
In the absence of a Job Number, please provide the
- Name of the person who requested the job
- Department name
- Total number of copies requested
- Total number of originals
- Date submitted
Originals can be as large as 11"x 17" (which
can be reduced down to 64%), but the maximum copy size
the Kodak Duplicating machines is 8 1/2" x 14". In
we can provide sorting, collating, chapterization and
copying (duplex) of all jobs. This is particularly helpful
with large documents.
We offer offset printing for large
color jobs and NCR forms. This process requires either a
or metal plate. Silver plates would be appropriate for
or two color jobs. Metal plates are used for more complex
jobs. Please contact us for advice about which plate you
The maximum outputted size on the press is
17", and in unlimited quantities. A wide range of color
are available, so please contact us for the color guide.
NCR (carbonless) paper is
available for printing
forms. The maximum size is 8 1/2x 14" and are available
two to five parts.