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, 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 at 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 (sophiaaustel@lclark.edu), for more information.Watzek Library staff (reserves@lclark.edu) 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 Staples is a good option (see Staples Quick Print and Custom Printing, 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.

Staples Quick Print and Custom Printing 

For the limited times where specialty finishing services are required, and the resources above do not meet your needs, additional services and support are available through our partnership with Staples. who can provide printing and campus delivery services. There are two methods for placing orders through Staples.

For faculty and staff with Staples Advantage user accounts, orders can be placed via Quick Print on the Staples Advantage website. Once logged in to your Staples account, you can choose your product category and item, upload and configure your project, select delivery options, and complete the order. Most jobs will utilize the Simple Print option, and course readers or other bound projects will utilize the Presentations option. Orders not being resold to students should be allocated to the ordering department’s budget code, and will be billed directly to the College’s Staples account. Delivery times for Quick Print orders will be confirmed at the time of purchase, but most orders can be delivered to campus in 3-5 business days or less. Orders placed for in store pick up may offer shorter completion timelines, often allowing for same day or next day pickup. Staples-Tualatin (8795 SW Tualatin Sherwood Rd) or Staples-Portland (1755 N Tomahawk Island Drive) are the closest store locations to campus. For more detailed instruction on use of Quick Print, see the Quick Print User Guide, watch the Staples’ demonstration video, or view recordings (#1 & #2) of Zoom demonstrations with LC employees and our Staples Print Executive. For current contract pricing, see our Quick Print Tiered Pricing Sheet.

For users seeking individual demonstrations or additional assistance, as well as for staff and faculty without Staples user accounts, you can contact Jenifer Dion, our Staples Print Executive, directly at jenifer.dion@staples.com. By providing a description of the desired print job, a pdf of the materials to be printed, your departmental budget, and the desired delivery location via email, she can configure the order, provide you a proof, and process the order with a signed acceptance of the order. Custom printing processed through our Staples Print Account Executive have a typical lead time of 10 business days.

Course readers to be sold through Student and Departmental Account Services should be charged to budget code 300 5422 6000 - Copier Center in Staples Advantage, and can be shipped directly to the Templeton-SDAS Ship To location (615 S Palatine Hill Rd, Templeton Lower Level Room 130, Portland, OR 97219-8091) in Staples Advantage. If you need this budget code and Ship To location added to your user account, please contact the Business Office. Once your order is placed, please forward a copy of the order confirmation with final pricing to SDAS at , so that the SDAS staff is aware of the incoming delivery, and can price the readers accurately for sales to students. Unsold course readers will be returned to the professor at the end of the term. Significantly over ordered readers that go unsold may be charged back to the department.

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.

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.