University of Minnesota

Printing Services


Offset Lithography

Utilizing strategic partnerships with a range of local offset print vendors, Printing Services offers award-winning print production for long runs that require the highest print quality.

An Innovative Offset Printing Model

The offset printing capabilities of Printing Services are not limited by the equipment and expertise contained within walls of our building on Como Avenue. Through strategic partnerships with a range of local print vendors, our pressroom extends throughout the Twin Cities, providing the University with an extensive and diverse set of offset printing equipment as well as access to the knowledge and expertise of print professionals in one of the largest and most forward-thinking printing markets in the country.

Our experienced print buyers select the most qualified vendor for each offset printing project based on unique project specifications and timing considerations. We also utilize volume buying power to negotiate pricing that ensures the best value for University departments, and we purchase paper for each project on negotiated University paper contracts. In addition, we provide consistency by managing the entire printing process. Our prepress staff perform initial file preflighting; our communications consultants coordinate the job submission and proofing processes; and after offset printing is completed by our partners, quality control, bindery finishing, and mailing services are completed in-house at Printing Services. Throughout this process, we carefully monitor University brand standards, including color consistency on all printing produced in-house and with external vendors.

When Digital is the Right Fit…

In the right situation, offset printing effectively works hand-in-hand with digital printing technologies. When on-demand printing or personalized printing are the right solution to your communications challenge, Printing Services’ consultants will help you develop an efficient and cost-effective process to successfully merge these two powerful printing technologies. Or if digital printing alone is the right fit, Printing Services offers an array of digital printing options at various locations across campus.

Learn more about digital printing

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