Design

The Print Shop prefers to accept print-ready materials. However we are able to design materials for you – within reason. In which case we prefer to be using Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, or Adobe Illustrator. This requires many meeting and a longer time frame for the completed job.

 

***Please be aware – we ARE NOT trained graphic designers.***  We can help in many cases, but at a certain point you might need to get a professional to help continue the project

Print Shop staff will assist you with

  • Project planning consultation
    — paper selection
    — binding or finishing recommendations
    — ink color selection
    — production deadlines
  • Job cost estimates
  • Pre-production proof copy

Contact the Print Shop for assistance.

To schedule a project consultation contact the Print Shop at (503) 838-8431 or at printshop@wou.edu

Please refer to The Resources Page for other places on Campus to help in your design work.

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-Our copiers need 1/4″ margin around the edge of the sheet that is blank white space.

-Our color copier prints in a CMYK format. This means that all RGB images will be converted to CMYK by the copier. In order to ensure your color quality, consider converting your images to CMYK before you send your file to us. Although, not a requirement you might find that colors look more as you expected if you make the conversion on your end first.

-If you want your finished product to “bleed” please extend the color that you wish to bleed off the sheet of the paper at least 1/8″. We will need to run your printed project on a larger sheet and trim to create a bleed effect. (Bleed means that you want the color to look as if it is going off the edge of the paper.

-Always consider what you are doing with your project at the very end. Are you handing it out versus mailing it? Those questions/answers should dictate to you how your project needs to be setup. If you are mailing your project we suggest you talk to The WOU Mailing Department regarding specific needs that USPS or other carriers requires. It is best to design from the back end forward in order for you to receive a finished product that meets your expectations.