The Wheaton College Copy Center is a full service Copy and Print department located inside the Bookstore. We are fully open to the public and provide a variety of low-cost printing and binding options.
Contact Us to learn more about how we can help you with your print order.
We offer three different printing options for your projects.
|Black and White
||High-Quality Black and White
- Our most economical printing option.
- Perfect for text and pictures that do not require high-quality grey-scale
- High-Definition Color printing
- Exceptionally high quality four-color printing
- Ideal for any project that needs color, high-impact presentations, eye-catching flyers, personalized stationery.
- Perfect for any black printing that really needs to POP
- Deep black printing with a semi-shine finish
Call the Copy Center (630-752-5111) to discuss which printing option may be best for your needs.
We carry a wide variety of paper types and colors for any occasion. Whether you're wanting to print wedding invitations or create an eye-catching flier, we have the paper you need. You can see a swatch book of our paper samples anytime you walk up to the Copy Center counter. Our paper is available in either bond (regular weight) or cardstock. The majority of our colored paper is only available as letter-size (8.5 x 11). If you require a larger size, call the Copy Center (630-752-5111) and we can see if we can special order that stock.
The Copy Center has a wide variety of finishing options including:
- Tape Binding
- Comb Binding
- Coil Binding
- Half folds with staples in the center
- 3-hole Drilling
- ...and much more!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I email a document to have it printed?
What file format do you accept?
What's your average turnaround?
PDF! Pdf, Pdf, Pdf. This is by far the best file format to submit any printing job. This is because most other documents require the exact same fonts to be installed on each computer that opens it in order for it to display and print correctly. Since we don't have all of your fonts installed on our computers, any Microsoft Office or Adobe CS file you send us may not look correct and we may not be able to tell that fonts have been substituted. All current Microsoft Office programs can create PDFs by using the "Save As..." feature. If you must send us a non-pdf document, we recommend requesting an electronic proof to verify that the fonts look the way you were expecting.
What's the largest paper size you can print on?
Generally pretty fast. However, please keep in mind that we are a college department and are therefore subject to the academic calendar. This means two things:
- we will be closed on all college holidays, and:
- there are certain points of the year when our turnaround time may be significantly increased due to course manual printing or other institutional needs
Can I bring in my own paper?
Sorry, no wide-format printing. We can print up to 12 x 18.
Can you explain paper weights (like 60lb. or 24lb.)?
Yes, as long as it meets our printers' specifications for printing. We must see some sort of documentation from the manufacturer that states the papers specific weight and what machines it is graded to run on. A few things to keep in mind when selecting outside paper:
- It should be a standard paper size (letter, legal, tabloid, or 12 x 18)
- It MUST be rated for laser printers
- It cannot be any heavier than 270gm2
Barely. The most important thing to understand is that the weight of a paper is only HALF of the description of it's thickness! You also need to know the Paper Type. 50lb. Text is thinner than 24lb. Bond. 110lb. Index is thinner than 90lb. Cover. It's confusing and can get even more bizarre from there.
Basically, the weight of the paper is determined by the weight of a ream (500 sheets) of the paper's basis size. This is the size of the "parent" sheet of paper (i.e. 17" x 22" for bond papers). The reason why the weight is not comparable between different types of paper is because they may have different basis sizes.
When it all comes down to ordering, unless you know the specifications of the exact paper you're ordering, it's probably best to let us know "regular weight" or "cardstock".