Print Division Wins Six Awards for Printing Excellence!
The print division of University Publishing garnered six awards for printing excellence in the In-Print 2013 national competition. Three gold, one silver, and two bronze awards were received. Read the full press release here.
University Publishing recognized as a national leader.
The Washington State University Office of University Publishing has been featured in the July 2011 issue of Inside Edge for its success in cross-platform integration. Check it out.>>
Paper Conservation Tips
SHB 2287 requires the use of 100% recycled paper effective December 31, 2009.
- Set copier default to copy on both sides of a sheet of paper. Copier service technicians can change this default setting for most duplex copiers.
- Reuse paper by using a blank side of a previously used sheet for a separate purpose. Keep a tray of previously used paper next to the office printer or copier. Load the manual input or automatic feed trays with the previously used sheets. [NOTE: Do not reuse paper previously printed with confidential information, e.g., student identifiers. Such paper must be shredded prior to recycling].
- Reduce paper weight. Heavier weight sheets use more fiber and cost more per sheet than lighter weight sheets. Example: 24 lb. copier paper uses 16 percent more fiber than 20 lb. copier paper uses and is more expensive.
- Make copies as needed rather than in large batches at one time. Extra copies frequently become outdated or unusable.
- Maintain up-to-date mailing lists. Avoid wasting copies on undeliverable items.
- Enforce access codes for copier machines, printers, and fax machines.
- Use electronic mail for interoffice memos, announcements, and targeted communications. Use group email listservs to deliver important messages. Encourage employees to avoid printing out email messages. Retain email messages requiring electronic retention in accordance with the records retention schedules. See 90.01 and 90.03.
- Eliminate fax cover sheets. Most fax machines automatically print identifying information at the top of pages sent. Put identifying information within the content of documents to be sent or use post-it notes to eliminate the need for cover sheets entirely.
- Request to be taken off fax mailing lists to stop junk fax mail being sent to department offices. The transmission of unsolicited faxed advertisements has been illegal under U.S. federal law since 1991. (47CFR64.1200)
- Store electronic documents in electronic archives using data compression software.
April 30, 2009
University Publishing Recognized for Excellence in Management and Sustainability
The Washington State University Office of University Publishing has received the 2009 IPMA Management Award from the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA). University Publishing was also recognized by Unisource Worldwide Inc. for its dedication to forest sustainability and was named a “respect™” printer.
IPMA is a national organization for in-house publishing professionals with members from public and private universities as well as Fortune 500 companies. The Management Award recognizes an outstanding in-house publishing unit for its team effort to support services for the larger organization. The judges examine equipment inventory and acquisition, budget, productivity, employee relations, safety, new technology, and promotion.
University Publishing based its submission on the adoption of new technology, its recent Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification, continued and expanded web development services, client education (including seminars on mailing and the effective use of electronic communication), advisory board activities, and safety initiatives. The Management Award is unique because it recognizes the efforts of the entire staff of University Publishing.
Unisource Worldwide Inc. supplies printing units with paper and equipment. Their “respect™” program recognizes printing plants that are committed to sustainability. To be recognized as a respect™ printer, the unit must have FSC certification, use renewable energy or manufacturing processes that safeguard resources, and use recycled-content paper that meets EPA guidelines.
“I am so pleased to see the efforts of WSU’s highly experienced publishing staff recognized in this way,” said Mary Read, director of University Publishing. For more information, visit www.publishing.wsu.edu.
Contact Steve Rigby, Director of Printing, at 509-335-3518 or email@example.com.
Staff Recognized for Excellence
The Washington State University Office of University Publishing has received three national awards for excellence in printing quality from the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA). IPMA is a national organization for in-house publishing professionals with members from public and private universities, as well as Fortune 500 companies.
University Publishing received a silver award for a WSU “Feast of the Arts” menu, and bronze awards for “The Innovators” program and LandEscapes, a student-published literary magazine based in the Department of English. Beginning with this publication, LandEscapes is now published twice each year. The fall 2007 edition won the bronze award from IPMA. “Feast of the Arts” is a popular dinner series held Friday nights before home football games in Pullman. “The Innovators” is a lecture series in Seattle and Spokane that is designed to preview the future by featuring the cutting-edge research of WSU faculty members. The series promotes informed discussion about issues of importance to Washington’s citizens, including economic, scientific, social, and political topics. The printing for all three award winning entries was done on the university’s recently acquired full color digital press.
“I am so pleased to see the efforts of WSU’s highly experienced printing staff recognized in this way”, said Mary Read, Director of University Publishing. Steve Rigby, Director of Printing Services, will receive the awards on behalf of the staff at the IPMA annual conference in June. Rigby will also present a seminar on acquiring Forest Stewardship Council certification at the conference.
WSU is First in the Nation to Receive Certification from the Forest Stewardship Council
Washington State University’s printing facility has been awarded chain-of-custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council, furthering the University’s commitment to the environment and sustainability. WSU is the first university in the nation to receive this certification. The Forest Stewardship Council is a nonprofit organization that encourages responsible management of the world’s forests and the products derived from those forests. The chain-of-custody certification provides assurance to consumers that the products they buy, marked with the FSC trademark, originated in forests that meet the FSC’s principles and criteria (including legal issues, indigenous and labor rights, and environmental impacts). FSC certification is growing world-wide.
Receiving this certification is one of several best practices University Publishing follows to ensure that the University’s printed pieces are produced in a responsible way. Other green practices include the use of soy-based inks, recycled papers, and solvents that are better for the environment and human health, and a robust waste management program.
“We’re the biggest user of paper products on campus,” explains Steve Rigby, director of printing, “so we feel it is important to strengthen our commitment to sustainable practices by seeking this certification. We will include the FSC trademark on printed pieces to demonstrate the University’s commitment to sustainability and responsible use of forest products.”
Designer's Passion for Sports Shines Through in His Posters
Eric Limburg, a member of the University Publishing design team, has a love of designing WSU sports team posters. You can see samples of these posters, and read more about Eric and his design process, at WSUToday.
State Printer Visits WSU
Learn more about the Washington State Printer's visit to WSU!
Award of Excellence!
The University Publishing Safety Committee received an Award of Excellence at the Environmental Health & Safety Annual Conference October 4 in Pullman. The award is for "outstanding performance in making WSU a safer, healthier campus" and represents the highest level of accomplishment. Arline Lyons and Ed Sala accepted the award on behalf of the department. Congratulations!
A Successful Web Makeover!
Having converted websites throughout campus to Content Management technology, we have at last been able to convert our own site. More >>
WSU Press books of note
WSU Press’ The Funhouse Mirror has been selected for “Washington Reads,” a quarterly selection of thought-provoking books chosen by the Washington State Librarian to highlight treasures in their collections. The theme is “Hidden People.” Visit the library web page for more information.
On June 1, 2007, Dear Medora author Sydney Stevens was interviewed on the KMUN "After Deadline" radio program by Matt Winters, editor and publisher of the Chinook Observer. Listen to the podcast.
Catastrophe to Triumph author Richard S. Hobbs and The Mapmaker’s Eye author Jack Nisbet were interviewed by Megan Sukys on KUOW, Seattle’s National Public Radio affiliate. Podcasts of her program “The Beat ” are available. Original broadcast dates were February 6, 2007, and February 14, 2006.