We are a printing service, but also a part of the University. A big advantage PawPrints has over its competition is that our staff is the University’s staff. Our sales revenue is the University’s sales revenue, and your continued patronage allows the University to hire and employ Georgia State staff while upgrading our technology to serve you even better.
PawPrints is your official Georgia State University printing solution. We offer a wide-variety of printing solutions with professional results. We Keep the University Working.
Having two PawPrints locations means that our PawPrint walk-up location on the Atlanta campus now can send some of its higher-volume/higher end jobs to the Clarkston Campus. Our Clarkston campus location operations include an industry-leading Xerox V3100 digital press. This means higher quality printing capabilities, better product quality control, and lower cost margins. Our multiple locations mean greater printing capabilities.
The State of Georgia has a bid threshold for outside vendors of $24,999. If a department has a printing job greater than $24,999, they can use PawPrints without the hassle of putting the job out to bid. Let’s keep Georgia State funds within Georgia State.
As your printer of everything Georgia State, PawPrints will be the exclusive provider of official Georgia State stationery items using the user-friendly stationery ordering system. We have also made ordering non-stationery items easier through our online ordering system. For your convenience, PawPrints is the exclusive printer for easy payments using departmental speed codes, although we also accept all major payment methods, including purchase cards. We are here to make your print buying experience as easy and seamless as possible.
Welcome to PawPrint’s Print Shop Pro® (PSP), our new online Web-to-Print solution. It will allow the campus community to place printing orders, track the progress of their orders, and create estimates. Customers will even be able to pull past order history for reordering, and budgeting purposes. You can get started at gsu.webdeskprint.com.
PawPrints can handle any size order of brochures. From our Xerox V3100 printing press to our Xanté En-Press, we offer high-end printing services to quick copy needs. From posters to multi-paged booklets, PawPrints is a full-service print shop that can produce projects in-house, on time and at a great price point. Call 678-891-3335 or visit us for more info!
Affordable, custom-made indoor or outdoor banners attract customers’ attention and communicate your message effectively, and are great for events. We have paper, poly, vinyl, clings, laminated and mounted as options. We also offer three options for the ever-popular retractable pull-up banners (good, better, best).
As a true “one-stop shop, we can handle all of your direct mail needs. Eligible products can be easily ordered online. If you have a custom project, we can help with that too! Contact us at 678-891-3335 with any questions concerning direct mail.
We have the ability to print on multiple substrates* with our HP Latex 310 wide format printer.
Here are a few substrate options:
- ADHESIVE VINYL (mounted posters)
- MAGNETIC (cars, refrigerators, etc.)
- POLY (tear-proof – can add grommets)
- BANNER (13 OZ.) (finished edges with grommets)
- PERF (windows – for privacy)
- CLING (clear for install on glass)
*More options available. Contact us at 678-891-3335 for details.
Generally, we offer a three-day turnaround time, but really, it depends on the complexity of your project. If your project is time-sensitive, please let us know so we can ensure your job is delivered on time! Contact us at 678-891-3335.
Pawprints wants your order to be successful! Please see hints below to help you create a perfect print-ready file.
- When creating your file, the three main things that should be double checked are the resolution, color mode and document size. Your resolution should be set to no less than 300 DPI, the color mode must be set at CMYK and make sure your document size is the same dimensions you want your final product to be.
- When you are ready to make your print file, please choose PDF format and choose a high quality print or press quality option to ensure the final document retains the 300 DPI designation.
- If you want the ink to go off of the edges of your final piece, you will need to include ‘bleed‘ in your final PDF document as well as ‘crop marks.’ These settings should be in the ‘document setup.’ Please use at least a .125″ bleed on all sides. When you are creating your final print PDF, you should have an option to add ‘crop marks.’ If your final piece will have ink going off of the edges (bleed), you will need to select crop marks so we will know where to trim your piece to give you the requested size.
Here are some definitions you may need when requesting an estimate or developing your specifications. Do not hesitate to call or come see us if you are unsure how to describe the elements of your job.
- Bleed – Ink coverage that extends beyond the edge of the page.
- Case Bind – Books with hard covers instead of paper covers, such as text books.
- Collate – Multiple pages in sequential order.
- Cover – The outside covering of a publication. Usually a thicker or different color paper than the inside pages.
- Die Cut – Includes embossing and foil stamping or any cutting of the paper for special use or effect. Example: business card slits in folder.
- Drill – Drilling holes to accommodate a loose left binder. It doesn’t have to be three holes.
- Fold – Many publications are folded into their finished size. If you have an unusual fold, such as a gate fold, please indicate that under “additional information” on the estimate form.
- Gutter – The blank space, or inner margin, from printed area to binding.
- Inside – Refers to the paper to be used for the pages of the publication. When counting the pages be sure to include the pages that are not numbered or are blank. Count each side of the finished size sheet as one page.
- Numbering – Putting a sequential number on each copy. Usually used for accounting or tracing purposes.
- Perfect Bind – Paper cover with a glued flat spine, usually wide enough to print the name of the publication on the spine. No publications under 24 sheets of paper (48 pages) please.
- Perforate – Small holes put in the paper to make one area easy to separate from another.
– Halftone – One color reproduction.
– Duotones – Two colors combined to reproduce pictures with greater depth.
– Four-Color – Color pictures.
- Plastic Comb – A binding that allows the publication to lay flat when open. Often called GBC.
- Saddlestitch – Multiple page book held together with two staples in the spine. No publications over 96 pages please; then we will need to go to perfect binding.
- Screen – Used to lighten an ink in one area for design effect or emphasis.
- Shrink Wrap – A tight fitting plastic wrap used to protect a publication from handling or storage problems. Also used from the top to the bottom.
- Spiral Binding – A binding method using a continuous coil of wire, available in assorted colors, extending from the top to the bottom of the spine.