The mission of Printing & Mailing Services is to support the work and objectives of all State College Area School District faculty, staff, and students by providing efficient, cost-effective services in a timely manner to our customers.The State College Area School District operates a centralized in-plant printing and mailing department located in the Panorama Village building.The Printing and Mailing Services department provides printing, lamination, mailing, and copier management services to approximately 1,300 faculty/staff and 6,900 students in 20 locations across 150 square miles. Printing costs are minimized through the use of state-of-the-art digital copiers and automated bindery equipment and specialized staff.The Printing Services department utilizes Konica Minolta 120/copy per minute digital presses to produce the District’s black and white copies, and a 2 color printing press for envelopes, letterhead and multicolor brand printing. Full color printing is performed on a high quality Konica Minolta multifunction color copier and an HP 5000 Designjet poster printer. The department provides a variety of binding options which are performed separately from the copiers on specialized binding equipment. Types of binding include, tape, coil, comb, perforation, scoring and saddle stitch stapling. Many print requests require various papers and binding specific to the teacher’s instructional intent. Instructional print materials account for 90% of print requests submitted, many of these are in the form of bound booklets, padded tablets, three hole punched notebook inserts, tests, daily worksheets, and curriculum based reproduction. The balance is a mix of event programs, posters, envelopes, letterhead, carbonless forms, bulk mail fliers, etc. Demand for printed instructional material remains strong year to year, even as technology moves small portions of this information to the Internet.
The Copier Management Program was established to provide convenient copiers for all buildings and appropriate departments within the District. Purchasing and Printing Services are responsible for obtaining one vendor to provide copiers which meet the needs of district personnel. The program enables the District to obtain the best lease agreements through the bidding of all district copiers as one entity, as opposed to having each building or department lease or purchase copiers individually. There are 54 copiers located throughout the district as part of the Copier Management Program.The Printing Services Manager is responsible for managing the in-plant printing operation (Printing Services) and the District’s Copier Management Program (convenience copiers). District copiers in the Copier Management Program along with the copiers and presses in Printing Services produce about 20 million copies per year.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding our services, or any special printing projects you may have.Hours are 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, all twelve calendar months.Printing & Mailing Services
240 Villa Crest Drive
State College, PA 16801