Products & Services Information



Digital colour and black & white printing is produced on our high speed production equipment to meet your turnaround requirements in a cost efficient way. Colour printing is often requested for annual reports, postcards, brochures, and marketing and recruitment materials. Black and white printing is most often used for exams, lab manuals, and other instructional support materials.

Coursepack production can be coordinated through Printing Services for distribution through the Dalhousie Bookstores. Please refer to the Copyright Office Coursepack FAQ [PDF-162KB] for further information.

Wide format printing is available up to 24” wide on our Epson device, utilizing the latest ink jet technology to produce high quality professional prints. Perfect for printing posters and banners.

Foamcore mounting is available up to 2’ x 3’ and is best used for temporary easel displays. It provides firmness and stability for display signage—ask us for details.

Paper supplies

Printer paper can be ordered through Printing Services, and is made available at an economical price through Dalhousie's supply agreement with OfficeMax Grand & Toy. Dalhousie's base paper for office use contains 100% post-consumer waste.

Specialty papers including coloured pastel and bright stocks, certificate paper, and card stock is available—contact us to inquire about availability.

Envelopes including #10 regular commercial envelopes, natural kraft envelopes in a variety of commonly used sizes, and coin envelopes are available.

Professional finishing

Spiral coil binding allows a document to open flat on a table, and facilitates 360 degree rotation for easy reading and note taking. It is used for reports, manuals, and coursepacks. Clear covers and black back covers can be added to complete your document.

Booklet-making is a saddle stitch binding method where folded sheets are gathered one inside the other and stitched along the spine using two staples, trimming the outside edge for a clean finish. A square-back fold provides a professional finish for reports and newsletters.

Folding is an automated process commonly used for mailouts and brochures. Basic folds include: single (half or V) fold, letter fold, Z fold, and double parallel fold.

Padding is used to produce note pads and frequent use items such as order forms. Pads normally consist of 100 sheets with a cardboard backing card, and can be sized for your specific requirement.

Laminating protects documents from moisture or heavy use. Gloss film is applied to a printed sheet to seal the document. Laminating can be used to reinforce covers on a bound document, for signage, or for reference materials such charts and procedures.

Other services

Scanning of hard copy records to an electronic file format is available for documents up to 11” x 17”.

On-campus deliveries are available at no additional charge on Halifax and Truro campuses.