Printing Services

Services are available to you through the college Print Shop. You can submit requests for service in-person, through interoffice mail, or via drop-off boxes in the two satellite copy centers (Brighton Campus rooms 5-212 and 8-539). An electronic request form is also available on-line. You can access it through Microsoft Outlook: in the "File" menu, choose "New," then "Choose form."

Meet the Printing Services Staff

See some typical types of work requests!

Publications
This area is responsible for the design and output of materials to be utilized by the press operators or Copy Centers for final hard copy used in the reproduction of the customer’s order.

We offer custom design services tailored to meet your needs. With more than 20 years experience in publication design, our Publications Specialist will make every attempt to make certain that your publication provides your intended audience with a professional, “reader-friendly” appearance each and every time.

Equipment & Software Utilized:

  • PC based operating system using Windows XP. We also have the ability to access Mac files with special software
  • 2400 dpi color scanner complete with 35mm slide scan capabilities, as well as OCR software
  • CD-RW capability allows secure, permanent storage of all data and jobs processed
  • HP 1220 DeskJet full color printer which allows us to output proofs up to 13x19”
  • AGFA 9550 Laser Imagesetter capable of outputting final copy directly to film
  • Electronically connected to the Xerox DocuTech copier. This allows orders to be processed electronically, guaranteeing the highest possible quality.
  • Specially designed darkroom, producing lith negatives, photostats, paper and metal lithographic printing plates
  • High-end publication software we use to create your order:
    • Abode InDesign Creative Suite
    • PhotoShop
    • Illustrator

Offset Press

  • Two A-B Dick offset presses outfitted with T-51 two-color printing heads which allow for simultaneous printing of two colors at once.
  • Additional presses are available for envelopes, panel cards and carbonless form reproduction.

DocuTech
A state-of -the-art digital document handling system capable of duplicating 135 copies per minute. Digital technology allows information/images to be scanned once, stored in memory and reproduced as needed, or transferred electronically and used as a digital printer. The system is capable of assembling and finishing an entire document complete with tabs and on-line binding.

The Xerox Documents on Demand or XDOD system is also available. This system enables MCC staff to capture and store large documents either electronically or from hard copy. This allows staff to print on demand only what is needed - when it is needed.

Binding and Finishing
This area is the final stage before completed orders are turned over to the customer. Utilizing equipment such as:

  • ProCut Hydraulic Paper Cutter, capable of cutting stacks of paper up to 32" wide and 4" high
  • Duplo Finishing System, gathers up to 10 sheets at one pass, assembles, saddle-stitches and folds producing finished product
  • Challenge 3-Hole Paper Drill
  • Cheshire, a tape binding system, or GBC, a mechanical plastic bind
  • Coil Binder

Typical types of work requests

  • Complete layout and design services.
  • Brochures
  • Flyers
  • Posters
  • Letterhead
  • Envelopes
  • Carbonless forms
  • Business cards
  • Post cards
  • Programs
  • Certificates
  • Diplomas
  • Lab manuals
  • Reports
  • Class handouts
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