Printing Services Definitions

  • 1-sided Printing - is a printed sheet that is only printed on one side of the sheet.

    2-Color Printing - is the printing of two colors on a single sheet of paper.  An example is: a sheet of paper that has green and black ink only printed on the sheet.

    2-part NCR - is a type of form that uses white and yellow sheets of carbonless paper.

    3-Hole Punch - is the punching of three evenly spaced holes on the left side of a sheet of paper or book.

    3-part NCR - is a type of form paper that uses white, yellow, and pink sheets of carbonless paper.

    4-part NCR - is a type of form paper that uses white, yellow, pink, and gold sheets of carbonless paper.

    5-part NCR - is a type of form paper that uses white, green, yellow, pink, and gold sheets of carbonless paper.

    Acco Punch - is the punching of holes to allow the use of an acco fastener.

    Bond - is a light weight paper used in everyday printing.  Bond comes in a variety of pastel colors and the three common sizes of paper.

    Brochures - a single sheet of paper printed front/ back as an information piece.  Brochures are normally folded in to thirds.

    Bulk Mail Envelopes - are envelopes with the districts bulk mail stamp.  This type of envelope requires the use of the districts return address.  Campus/department names are added above the address.

    Business Cards - are cards printed with the districts information and the name of the individual.  Business cards are only available to approved titles.

    Buttons - buttons come in two sizes: 2.25” or 3”.  This item uses a 30 day turn-around workload permitting. Camera Ready - is an original(s) that require no additional layout adjustments.  Camera ready work can go directly to print equipment.

    Campus Notepads - is a notepad that normally has a campus logo, campus name and motto printed on a sheet of paper.  Notepads come in two sizes: 5.5” x 8.5” or 4.25” x 5.5".

    Card stock - is a heavy weight of paper used for book covers, cards, tags, etc.  Card stock comes in a variety of pastel colors and the three common sizes of paper.

    Classroom Work - is any work used in the classroom to educate the students. Classroom work includes items like workbooks, journals, final exams, etc.

    Coiling - is the use of 19-hole GBC combs to assemble a book.

    Collating - to combine single printed sheets into a specific order.

    Collate + Corner Stitch - to combine single sheets into a specific order then stitch one staple in the upper left hand corner.

    Collate + Side Stitch -  to combine single sheets into a specific order then stitch two staples of equal distance on the left hand side.

    Consumable - is printed material give to the students for a single use.

    Copyright - the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

    Cover - is a sheet of paper usually of heavier weight and different color then the inside sheets of a book. Cover comes in a variety of pastel and bright colors and the three common sizes of paper.

    Cutting - is taking printed work and cutting the work down to a specific size from its original printed sheet. 

    Envelopes - envelopes come in a variety of sizes and can have a variety of different uses (see SRE, RE, and SE).  Envelopes come in a variety of sizes: A2, A7, #10 regular, #10 window, and 6 3/4 envelopes. Folding - is taking a large sheet and folding it down in to different sizes.  Common folds include: tri-fold, half fold, Z-fold, and quad fold.

    Follow-up Work – is the finishing (bindery) work that is done once sheets have been printed.  Examples include, collating, padding, cutting, etc.

    Front/Back - is the print method used to print information on both sides of a single sheet of paper.

    Full-Color Print - is the printing of multiple colors printed on a single sheet of paper.

    Graduation Items - are items used for high school graduations.  These items include: programs, inserts, chipboard for diplomas, etc.

    Laminate Pouches - are individual pouches used to laminate specific sheet sizes.  Our pouches are only available in the following sizes: letter, legal, and tabloid.

    Letterhead (LH) - is formal district letterhead, campus letterhead, or division letterhead used in correspondence.

    Legal - is the common name used for a sheet of paper that has the following dimension: 8.5” x 14”.

    Letter - is the common name used for a sheet of paper that has the following dimension: 8.5” x 11”.

    Newsletters - are monthly or quarterly campus correspondence to the parents of the students.

    NCR - is a non-carbon paper used when printing forms.  This type of paper is available in the following types: 2-part, 3-part, 4-part, and 5-part.

    Note Cards - are available with the district logo and campus/department name.  Note cards are blank on the inside and come with matching envelopes when ordered.

    Original - is a black and white copy that is used to reproduce printed material.

    Overlay - is an original used when printing additional print on top of a sheet of paper that has already been printed once.  An example is pre-printed certificate shells.

    Pads of 100 - is the printing of a minimum of 100 sheets bound together with glue.  Pad quantity can only be ordered in increments of 100 sheets.

    Permission to Print - is written authorization from the legal owner of copyrighted material.  Permissions are needed to reproduce copyrighted material.

    Personalization - is the use of individual names on printed materials.  Personalization is not allowed on forms, class work, brochures, etc. Titles are to be used instead.

    Pre-printed Certificate Shells - are shells printed with   the districts name, campus name, and campus mascot screened in the center. Certificate shells are pre-printed on parchment paper and stored at Printing Services.

    Posters - Posters are printed on two sizes of paper: 24”x 36” and 11” x 17”.  Large poster size is printed on a heavy gloss paper.  Posters can be a single color, 2-color or full color print.  Posters can only be printed on one side.

    Regular Envelope (RE) - is an envelope printed on a regular #10 envelope with the district logo, campus/department name and address, and uses 2-color printing.

    Single Color Print - is the use of one color ink printed on sheets of paper.  The most common example of single color print is black ink on a sheet.

    Single Hole Punch - is a single hole punched usually in the center or upper left of cards.

    Special Request Envelopes (SRE) - are envelopes that do not follow the regular envelope design.  This envelope selection encompasses A2, A7, window envelopes, 6 3/4 envelopes and envelopes with special printed information on the envelope.  An example of this envelope is the “To the Parents of:”.

    Stationery Envelopes (SE) - is an envelope printed on stationery quality envelope (matches letterhead) with the district logo, campus/department name and address, and uses 2-color printing.

    Tabloid - is the common name for a sheet of paper that has the following dimensions: 11” x 17”.

    Vellum - is a medium weight paper in everyday printing.  Vellum comes in a variety of pastel and bright colors and the three common sizes of paper.