Printing Resources

Effective June 30, the Paw Print Center located in JR Howard Hall on the CAS campus has been closed permanently. Following are some strategies and resources for you to consider in light of this change:

Before you Print, Think About Not Printing

We encourage all community members to consider alternative options before they print. Digital formats not only provide opportunities for collaboration and resource sharing, but they may also reduce environmental impacts. If you provide your materials in a digital format, your colleagues and students have the opportunity to decide whether or not to print the materials and how they might best store and use them over time.

Day-to-Day Printing Resources

Staff and faculty can meet most of their print needs by using printers and multifunction devices (MFDs) located around campus. Employees can release their print job on any network device. The MFDs in particular (those that can print/copy/scan) are designed for high volume and many have color printing capabilities. For jobs not requiring any specialty finishing, utilizing the on-campus fleet will generally be the most cost-effective solution. Printing through your LC employee account will charge your department budget at a rate of $0.05/page for black and white or $0.21/page for color printing. Information about these devices including FAQs and support contacts can be found on the Managed Print Services page of the Business Office’s website.

Course Materials

The campus bookstore, managed by Barnes & Noble, will continue to partner with XanEdu to provide copyright clearance and off-site printing for course materials. Contact Sophia Austel, Assistant Store Manager (, for more information. Watzek Library staff ( can also provide information and guidance on working with XanEdu and providing course materials in digital format. See the library’s information on course reserves and fair use for more information. For materials that do not require copyright clearance, printing through our relationship with FedEx Office is a good option (see FedEx Office Print & Ship Center, below).

IT Resource Lab

The Resource Lab provides low-volume specialty printing services such as posters, photo quality prints, thicker card stock, glossy paper, or even 3D printing services. Please be aware the Resource Lab relies on student workers; it has limited capacity and is not a professional printshop. The Resource Lab is available to consult on proof-of-concept and other specialized printing projects with the campus community as time permits. Information about current equipment and cost is available on the Resource Lab website.

FedEx Office Print & Ship Center

For the limited times when specialty finishing services are required, and the resources above do not meet your needs, additional services and support are available through our partnership with FedEx Office Print & Ship Center which can provide printing, pickup, and campus delivery services. There are two methods for placing orders through FedEx.

The FedEx Office Print On Demand platform is available for faculty and staff via a single sign-on using your Lewis and Clark credentials is the preferred method for submitting projects to FedEx Office. The platform offers the quickest production turn times, dynamic project preview, pricing, and tracking for your print and signage orders. Once logged in to your FedEx Office Print On Demand account, you can choose your product category and item, upload and configure your project, select delivery or pickup options, and complete the order. The Print On Demand platform offers options to pay via credit card or budget account, and the bill to budget account requires a PO/Billing Reference Number. Orders not being resold to students should be allocated to the ordering department’s budget and departments should use their departmental budget code for off-campus printing (XXX-XXXX-6520).

Print On Demand Orders production turn times:

Large Format Orders (for example posters, banners, and rigid signs) received by FedEx Office, Monday through Friday before Noon, should be available for pick-up within 2 business days at FedEx Office or delivered to campus within 2-3 business days.

Print Orders (examples include booklets, flyers, and course packets) received by FedEx Office, Monday through Friday before Noon, should be available for pick-up at FedEx Office within 1 business day or delivered to campus within 2 business days.

Please be sure to check with the FedEx Office location you’re sending your order to, on the exact delivery date and business hours, as each location may have varying business hours. Orders placed using the Print On Demand platform for in-store pick-up offer quicker completion timelines. If you have a rush project request, please contact the FedEx Office location to determine the earliest time the order can be completed.

For last-minute projects, you may consider using the walk-in service at the FedEx Office Print & Ship Center conveniently located down the hill at 7421 SW Barbur Blvd., telephone 503.245.0474, and email Please note you may contact any other FedEx Office locations of your choosing.  For more detailed instructions on the use of Print On Demand, see the Print On Demand User Guide, watch the FedEx demonstration video, or view the recording of Zoom demonstrations with LC employees and our FedEx account managers. For current contract pricing, see our Print On Demand Pricing Sheet and Product Definitions

Users seeking additional assistance, please contact the following individuals:  

Course Readers via Print-On-Demand

To make Course Readers available, an administrator account is required to be set up with the student-accessible Print-On-Demand site to upload your coursereaders and have them available for student checkout.

Please request an administrator account on the student-accessible Print-On-Demand site ( from Billy Walker ( or Kyle Teeter ( Once you complete your account setup, you should now be able to build your course reader to the site:
  • Upload A File>Presentation
  • Upload file(s)
  • Select finishing parameters (binding, front & back covers, divider tabs, etc.)
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  • Select Save As in the upper right-hand corner of the screen
  • Enter Name: “Course Number - Course Name”; Description (optional); Select the Shared Catalog folder location; Set Availability parameters; Click Save to save to Shared Catalog
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  • If you wish to order a copy for yourself, the simplest method is to Add To Cart and complete the purchase utilizing your P-card, selecting local delivery to the campus mail center, and including your departmental MSC in the shipping information. The copy will then be delivered through the mail center similar to other purchases.
The underlying file should not be accessible for download by the student users. A representative version of the file should be available as a preview in the order screen, but not as a downloadable file. For catalog items, students will only be able to select the item, adjust the quantity to be ordered, and add it to the cart.
CLICK HERE for student-specific instructions on how to purchase course materials via the student-accessible Print-On-Demand site ( 

Other Printing Resources

If you have a complex, design-heavy job that requires a commercial print shop, the professionals in the Office of Communications can connect you with local printers who know the institution and can help you bring your project to life. Depending on the project, the communications office might also be able to provide copy and design support.