Vanderbilt Printing Services is restructuring its operations, consolidating its footprint from an off-campus warehouse on Chestnut Street and can reopen in the previous Campus Copy retailer positioned in Rand Hall in early June. Once absolutely operational, orders will be picked up on the Rand Hall location, delivered straight to campus workplaces or shipped anyplace in the world by way of FedEx.
Moving ahead, the brand new VPS can have a leaner workers and an all-digital print workflow. With elevated efficiencies and decrease working prices, the newly redesigned operation will supply fast turnaround occasions, high-quality brand-compliant work, and low prices for departments in want of printing, mentioned Sean Carroll, director of promoting and communications for Vanderbilt Business Services.
VPS discovered itself on the heart of the college’s Return to Campus initiative final summer season and was tasked with producing 1000’s of indicators, decals and different graphics to assist the communication of COVID-19 well being and security protocols on campus. Collaborating with companions in Facilities, VU Public Safety and the Division of Communications, Printing Services leveraged its in-house experience, together with a complement of environment friendly sign-production tools, to maintain tempo with the unprecedented demand for printed signage.
“In the preliminary days of the pandemic, quick response time, institutional information, and the power to say ‘sure’ to any problem had been key to making this venture a hit,” Carroll mentioned. “Despite the difficulties, this season demonstrated the facility and advantages of an inner printing operation and helped pave the best way for its rebirth now.”
In addition to the transfer, Printing Services shall be including some new tools and capabilities, together with:
- A Xerox Iridesse digital press with the power to print metallic Vanderbilt gold, in addition to clear and white ink choices. This permits for eye-catching particular results, like white ink on black media and clear gloss ink to spotlight photographs.
- Engraving tools, permitting VPS to produce engraved plastic title badges, workplace nameplates, and constructing wayfinding and directional signage. To assist the college’s purpose of a extra accessible campus, ADA-compliant braille and tactile lettering additionally will be produced.
The new VPS is positioned at 268 Rand Hall and open Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. Orders will be submitted on-line by way of Printing Services’ digital storefront at vu.edu/print, or by emailing [email protected].