Graphics Center Hours
|Monday - Thursday||7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. - noon|
Eric Carrillo, Graphic Designer, 395-4729
Erick (Paul) Main, Publications Assistant, 395-4726
Bill Parker, Lead Printer, 395-4504
The Bakersfield College Graphics Center is located on the Panorama campus, on the first floor of the Student Services Building, next to the Mailroom.
The Bakersfield College Graphics Center is a full service print shop that serves the College, the Kern Community College District and the community!
QUESTIONS? Call the Graphics Center at 661-395-4729, 395-4726 or 395-4504, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Check out our COLOR COPY SERVICE and our LARGE FORMAT PRINTING with UV inks. Black and White copies are also available printed on the digital press or copied on the toner-based copiers. Brochures, posters, booklets, forms and business cards are among the many publications currently available. Review our price list for details.
The Bakersfield College Graphics Center does not reproduce copyrighted materials without a proper copyright release from the publisher. If the copyrighted material is going in a Class Pack (that will be sold in the Bakersfield College Bookstore), the publisher MUST understand that the Class Packs are being SOLD at the Bakersfield College Bookstore. The copyright release must state that the publisher understands that the information will be sold.
There are many online copyright sites that offer information. This is just one of the many sites that may help answer some of your questions: http://www.umuc.edu/library/libhow/copyright.cfm.
We can arrange for a fast turnaround for you, if need be. We need as much notice ahead of time as possible so we can schedule a new job in with the other publications we have yet to complete. If there are other jobs before yours and we need to put yours in front of theirs, we may need to charge extra or a rush charge.
BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE, KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (KCCD) PUBLICATION INFORMATION:
Non Walk-up photocopy service: The Graphics Center offers a 48-hour service for copies up to 5,000 images. Turn around time is two working days for regular jobs and one working day for tests. This includes one-sided and two-sided copying, machine collating and stapling, and three-hole punching. Machine collating is limited to a maximum of three colors of paper. The maximum paper size for black & white toner-based photocopying is 11 x 17 inches. This size paper may require additional time. Services available that require an additional working day are cutting, folding, padding and booklet making. Booklets that are stapled along the fold could take up to an additional working week. Complete a photocopy request form, available at the Graphics Center. Color prints and large format printing are also available. See price list for details or contact the at 661-395-4729, 395-4726 or 395-4504, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Photocopy Requests: Submit your copy requests from your computers! An automatic reply will let you know that your job has been received by the Graphics Center. If you don't receive a message, we didn't receive your job. You can attach only one file per request. Retrieve your copies from the Graphics Center. Turn around time is two working days for regular jobs and one working day for tests. Jobs submitted on weekends or after 5 on working days will begin the turn-around time on the following business day.
Walk-up black & white and color copy service: Walk-up copies consist of approximately 200 images or less per visit during the busiest times of year. The busiest times of the year would be at the beginning of each semester and during midterms. This while-you-wait service is designed for small jobs. If your job is large, please fill out a Photocopy Request form and leave it in the basket for copying within two working days. Walk-up service offers one-sided and two-sided copying and machine collating and stapling. Paper sizes available are to 8.5 x 11, 8.5 x 14, 11 x 17 (12 x 18 for color press only) bond paper as well as card stock. Many paper colors are available. Originals must be camera-ready for walk-up service. It is not necessary to fill out a form for this service.
In the case of an emergency or if you have just been given a new class to teach and more than 200 images are needed during the busy time of the year, please contact the Graphics Center at 395-4729, 395-4726 or 395-4304. The Graphics Center will always accommodate your copy needs.
MORE COLLEGE AND KCCD PUBLICATION INFORMATION:
Business Cards: College Business cards are available to Bakersfield College employees (250 each) at no charge. Write changes on a business card and send it to the Graphics Center via campus mail or email your information to one of the Graphics Center employees.
Turn-around time is approximately 5 to 7 working days to process a business card order, if the proof is attended to promptly.
Class Packs: Instructors are encouraged to compile the majority of their handouts into "Class Packs" to be sold in the Bakersfield College Bookstore each semester. There is a 15 working day turn-around time for Class Packs. These packets can be submitted online or in person at the Graphics Center. Contact the Graphics Center at 395-4504 or by email at email@example.com with questions.
Creative Services: The Graphics Center team can assist you in planning, writing, editing, designing and printing your publication. You should begin the process by contacting the Graphics Center at 395-4729.
Envelopes & Letterhead (Generic): Envelopes with the Bakersfield College logo and address and Bakersfield College letterhead are available for Bakersfield College employees at the Graphics Center at no charge. Bakersfield College Student Workers are allowed to pick these up for their Bakersfield College employer. Please keep quantities below 1,000. If you have a need for more than 1,000, please call the Graphics Center as soon as possible to ensure availability. If your department wants "departmental" letterhead or envelopes, the Publications Coordinator will need to give you a price quote from a local print shop. A purchase order will then need to be created for that print shop. There is no charge for GU001-funded departments. Categorically funded departments will be invoiced.
Exams: Exams are copied and locked in the test cabinet. Student workers are not allowed to print exams. Students are also not allowed to retrieve them for their instructors. The turn-around time for exams is one working day. They can be brought to the Graphics Center as a walk-up job, left for copying for a one working day turn-around or submitted online, also due in one working day, if submitted during regular working hours. If the exam is submitted on a Saturday, Sunday or after 5 p.m. on a working day, the "one working day" begins on the next actual business day (please look above for Graphics Center hours).
Forms: No-Carbon-Required (NCR) paper is available for your forms. Currently 8.5 x 11 inch, 2- and 3-part NCR paper is available. NCR copies will take approximately three to five working days. Maximum of 300 images are allowed at one time due to machine limitations and specifications. (Quantity x number of parts = images)
Letterhead (See Envelopes & Letterhead)
Paper: Paper can be picked up from the Graphics Center. There is no charge for most departments. Categorically funded departments will be charged for paper.
Payment Procedures for College and KCCD publications: There is a charge for publications printed off campus, jobs printed on campus in color, or all jobs produced for a department that is categorically funded. Once the department has been quoted a price, a purchase order will need to be created. Once the purchase order is complete and the number has been given to the Graphics Center, the publication will be started.
Tests (See Exams)
COMMUNITY AND NON-KCCD PUBLICATION INFORMATION:
The Bakersfield College Graphics Center is a full service print shop that, besides serving the College, also designs and prints for the community and other off-campus customers. QUESTIONS? Call the Graphics Center at (661) 395-4729.
Creative Services from conception to fruition:
The Bakersfield College Graphics Center team can assist you in planning,
writing, editing, designing, printing, cutting, scoring, folding, binding,
punching or booklet building. Design charges are $50 per hour.
Q. How much are Business Cards?
A. If you are an employee of Bakersfield College and want business cards, they don't cost anything. If you want business cards for off-campus business, the Graphics Center has a master price list for business cards. In order to give you a price, however, there are a few things we need to know. How many do you need, are they already designed, are they in color or black and white, one sided or two sided, when do you need them? Once all of these questions are answered, we will be able to give you a price quote.
A few of the more common quantities and colors for outside business cards are:
250 B/W Business Cards = $10.00
500 B/W Business Cards = $15.00
250 Color Business Cards = $14.00
500 Color Business Cards = $26.00
Please call the Graphics Center at 395-4651 for more information.
Q. How much does it cost to make copies?
A. Before we can answer that, we need to know how many you need, if you want color copies or black and white copies, if the job is one sided or two sided, what type of paper, and when you need them.
For black and white copies: If you are an employee of Bakersfield College and work for a non-funded department, your copies don't cost anything. If your department is funded with outside money, or if you are a community customer, the cost is 5 cents for a one-sided copy and 6 for a two-sided copy. If you have large quantity copying to do and would like a price break, call the Graphics Center at 395-4651.
For color copies: Everyone is charged for color copies. The pricelist is located on this website. If you would like to have a formal bid on a quantity that is not listed on the price list, please call the Graphics Center at 395-4651.
Q. How late are you open?
A. Our hours are on our website, and posted on the doors leading to the Graphics Center. They are Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to Noon.
Q. Are there price breaks?
A. Yes. The price breaks are listed in the price list. In general, larger quantities will cost less per unit.
Q. How fast can I get my job?
A. We are a first come, first serve business, however, we will do everything we can to get your job to you as soon as possible. If you have a special date you need it, please let us know in advance by calling 395-4729.
We have a drop-off service that will get your job back to you in two business days - if submitted on a business day.
We have an online submission form that will also get your job back to you in two business days - if submitted on a business day.
We will always have your exams ready for you in one business day, if submitted on a business day and it can be submitted either online or as a drop-off job.