Start a printing order

Use these instructions if your document is ready to print. If you are just beginning to develop the document, it may be helpful to call us to find out about papers, folds, quantities, and so forth. If your document is a mail piece, contact Mail Services first to learn what you need to do to receive the best possible postal rates.

Digital color printing

Save documents for the digital color press as .pdf files, in PDF/X1-a:2001 format. Follow the Submit files link at the top of this page for further instructions and a link to the appropriate web-based order form. Fill out the form, attach your file, and send it. Use the Special Instructions box to provide job specifications such as quantity, job description, a sample, a contact person, and the delivery location. Either enter an m-number on the form, or fax or mail a requisition with two authorized signatures to the Digital Color Center. An m-number or requisition is required before any work can begin.

Save documents to be printed on the poster printer as .pdf files, in High Quality Print format. Follow the Submit files link, above, for further instructions and a link to the appropriate web-based order form. Fill out the form, attach your file, and send it. Provide an m-number on the form, or fax or mail a requisition with two authorized signatures to the Digital Color Center. Either an m-number or a requisition is required before any work can begin.

Digital Color Center
131 Mossman Business Services Bldg
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1602
Phone 384-3700, fax 384-3707

Offset printing

Depending on the kind and amount of service you need for your order, you may send your original material in one of several formats: a hard-copy manuscript, electronic keystrokes, a partially conceived layout, or a finished electronic document, for example. Send a completed standard University of Iowa requisition with two authorized signatures and your materials to Print Services. You may also deliver the materials to the Mossman Building, 2222 Old Hwy 218 South.

If you send an electronic document over the web, follow the Submit files link, above, for further instructions and a link to the appropriate web-based order form. Fill out the form, attach your file, and send it. You must fax or mail a requisition with two authorized signatures to Print Services. The file format will depend on the kind of services you are ordering.

When you fill out your requisition, use our Printing order checklist (pdf) to be sure you give us all the information we need—quantity, job description, a sample, a contact person, the delivery location, and so forth. A requisition is required before any work can begin.

UI Printing Services
100 Mossman Business Services Building
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1602
Phone 384-3700, fax 384-3707