List of Services

The Copy Center adheres to the Copyright Law of the United States of America and related laws contained in Title 17 of the United States Code. The Copy Center cannot copy any material that is copyrighted unless permission has been granted. Please refer to the Copyright Office for additional information.

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Copy Services

Services offered include making copies and scanning documents.

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The copiers in the Copy Center use toner rather than ink. The following options are available:

  • Black only: Black toner on the chosen paper.
  • Color: The color printer is a CMYK printer. Cyan, magenta, yellow, and black toner are mixed to create the colors used in your document.

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Paper Size

Our paper stock

The Copy Center offers four standard sizes for copying:

8.5 x 11, letter
8.5 x 14, legal
11 x 17, tabloid or ledger
12 x 18 (for full bleed 11 x 17 copies)

The Copy Center also cuts/trims jobs for non-standard sizes as per the customer's specifications after the job has been printed.

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Paper Weight

The Copy Center offers three standard paper weights in a variety of colors:

  • Standard: A standard 20-lb. text weight paper (limited colors)
  • Premium: A thicker 60-lb. text weight paper
  • Coverstock: A 65-lb. to 80-lb. cover paper often used for invitations and postcards.

In addition, the Copy Center can also make tabs and transparencies.

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Paper Color

Our paper swatchbook. Contact Us to request a swatchbook. Below is a listing of our regularly stocked paper in 8.5 x 11 (letter).


  • Gray
  • Ivory 1, 2
  • Lunar Blue
  • Meadow Green
  • Gamma Green
  • Orange
  • Orchid
  • Re-entry Red
  • Rocket Red
  • Sea Blue
  • Celestial Blue
  • Sun Yellow
  • Canary Yellow
  • Tan
  • Ultra Fuchsia
  • Ultra Lime
  • Ultra Pink
  • Violet
  • White 2
  • White Gloss Text 2


  • Celestial Blue
  • Canary
  • Gray
  • Green
  • Ivory 2
  • Meadow Green
  • Orange
  • Orchid
  • Re-entry Red
  • Sea Blue
  • Sun Yellow
  • Tan
  • Ultra Fuchsia
  • Ultra Lime
  • Ultra Pink
  • Violet
  • White 2
  • White Color Copy Cover 2, 3

Gloss Cover

  • White one-sided 2, 3
  • White two-sided 2, 3


1 Also available in 8.5 x 14 (legal).

2 Also available in 11 x 17 (tabloid or ledger).

3 Also available in 12 x 18.

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CofC Business Cards

Business Card

Procedure for ordering Business Cards through the Copy Center:

Send an email to

  • Attach an approved IDT
  • Indicate on the IDT the number of cards you are requesting     
  • Include this information in the email and/or IDT: 
    • Name (as you want it to appear)
    • CofC job title
    • Department
    • Division
    • Physical address (66 George St will be at the top of the card with wordmark)
    • Email address
    • Departmental website
    • Phone numbers, OFFICE-CELL-FAX (only list the numbers you want on your card)

Information regarding official College of Charleston stationery, including letterhead, business cards, envelopes, as well as official templates, can be found in the College of Charleston Brand Manual.

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NCR Forms

  • 2 Part, 3 Part, or 4 Part
  • Colors are white, canary, pink, and gold

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Large Format Posters

The Copy Center can print large format posters.

The widest format for the large format prints is 42 inches.

Please design your poster to the size that you want printed. For example, if you want a 24” x 36” poster, set up your file to 24 inches by 36 inches.

Poster tubes are available for sale at $5.00 each.

Poster Paper Sizes

  • Heavyweight Coated, 42 inches wide
  • Outdoor/Weather-resistant, 36 inches wide

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The Copy Center can scan your document:

  • Scan to College of Charleston databases
  • Scan and email
  • Scan and save to USB (disk must be provided by the customer)

Scan Resolution*:

  • 200 dpi
  • 300 dpi
  • 400 dpi
  • 600 dpi

File Formats:

  • TIFF
  • JPEG
  • PDF

*The higher the scan resolution, the larger your document's file size.

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Finishing Services

Finishing services include signature booklets, binding, cutting and laminating.

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The Copy Center offers five binding choices:

Plastic Comb: This binding is very useful if you would like to remove and replace pages later. It is a simple matter to remove the comb, punch and/or change the pages and then rebind the book.

Staples: There are several ways to bind pages by stapling. The Copy Center offers the following:

  • ONE staple located at top left
  • ONE staple located at top right
  • TWO staples located along the left edge
  • Signature Booklet with TWO staples in the fold

Coil: The Coil Bind is a true spiral binding. It's sleek and secure, with 33 holes along the binding edge. With a coil bind, you can easily flip the pages around to the back, allowing you to conveniently hold an open book with one hand.

Ambassador Hardcover: Ambassador Hard Covers bring more style and elegance to your binding projects, whether you want to use them for presentations, proposals, reports or manuals. The high-quality, leather-bound covers come in various sizes, with a spine thickness that can range from 1/8'' to 1''.

Signature Booklet (saddle-stitch): This is one of the simpler binding methods and can also be performed while the machine is running. For this binding, 11 x 17 pages are folded in half to 8.5 x 11 and double-stapled along the edge. It's similar to the way magazines are bound. We can also saddle-stitch 8.5 x 11 sheets after they are folded in half to 5.5 x 8.5 inches.

The Copy Center maintains an inventory of plastic combs and coils in black only. If you would like another color, please contact the Copy Center.

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The Copy Center can collate your job as requested. Collation can include clear covers, tabs, and various inserts of different color paper.

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Course Packs

The Copy Center produces course packets ordered through the College of Charleston Bookstore. The College of Charleston Bookstore will obtain permission and pay royalties, clean up your originals and indemnify the faculty. To order, contact the Textbook Manager at the College Bookstore at 843.953.5858.

Example of a Course Pack.

Materials that can be turned into a course packet include:

  • journal articles
  • book chapters
  • out of print books
  • lab manuals
  • public domain information
  • photographs
  • periodical articles
  • newspaper articles
  • original works
  • case studies
  • illustrations
  • cartoons

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Example of cutting.


The Copy Center can cut or trim your job to your specifications, allowing for multiple copies to be made from one sheet.

Cutting examples include postcards, bookmarks, handbills,business cards, etc.

Example of folding.


The Copy Center offers the following standard folds:
  • bi-fold
  • tri-fold
  • Z-fold
Please let us know if your job requires special folding.

Example of hole punching.

Hole Punch

Two or Three hole punches can be made in the following areas.
  • Top
  • Left
  • Right
Please let us know if your job requires special hole punching.


Example of lamination.

The Copy Center can laminate any sheet of paper up to 11 x 17.

Heat Lamination: thicker, stiff lamination for greater durability

Mounted Lamination: documents laminated to a foam board

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Foam Core Mounting

Bring your message to life and create visual impact with mounted posters. Ideal for directional signage, presentations, & events.

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Mail Seals

Example of mail seals.

The Copy Center can apply clear mailing seals to comply with Mail Services regulations. Please contact Mail Services for information regarding mail seal placement prior to submitting your Copy Center request.

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Example of padding.

Pads can be created with as many sheets per pad as you specify and glued on the top or side.

Official College of Charleston pads are available for purchase.


Free scratch pads are available at the front counter.

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Shrink Wrap

Jobs can be individually shrink-wrapped into packets for distribution.

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example of tabs

The Copy Center can print tabs for your binders.

We carry 90lb index, 5 position, white 9” x 11” printable tabs. Simply provide a list of your tab headings.

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Self-Serve Copies

Self-serve copiers are available throughout the Addlestone Library, including the 1st floor copy room, the Computer Lab, and the 3rd floor copy room.

  • Black-and-white copies are $0.10 cash or $0.08 with a Cougar Card.
  • Color copies are $0.35.

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