Graphic Arts Lab

Services Available
Laminating
Orders may be sent to the Graphic Arts Lab during the school year. Laminating Guidelines​

  • The Graphics Arts Lab will do your laminating for you. In order to satisfactorily provide this service, you are asked to do the following:
  • Send materials to be laminated in the green delivery box (see campus librarian).
  • Larger items should be clearly marked.
  • Follow the guidelines below:
  • 24″ is the maximum width that can be laminated at one time. Symmetrical materials, i.e. maps up to 48″, can be folded and laminated. There will be a seam on both sides.
  • Materials thicker than regular poster board cannot go through the laminators.
  • It isn’t advisable to use crayons as they may run due to the extreme heat of the laminators.
  • It is important to use a thin material (construction paper or tagboard) when attaching pieces to the top of other material which is to be laminated. If the material is too thick to laminate, it will be returned to you.
  • Material with glued objects i.e. sticks, rope, glitter, etc. cannot be laminated.
  • Please remove staples, metal brads, and buttons before sending material in for laminating.

The lead time for this service is three (3) weeks from receipt of order and the charge is $0.30 per foot. Skill Boxes are through the graphic lab office for $3.00 per box. Order LimitationsDue to limited staffing in the Graphic Arts Lab, there is a minimum three (3) week leadtime for ordering die-cuts and/or buttons. In addition, there is a limit of 500 die-cuts per order and/or buttons produced at one time in order to achieve this three (3) week leadtime. Orders over 500 may require staff or volunteer assistance from the campuses. The following information will provide you with the guidelines for ordering die-cuts and buttons. Die Cuts Numerous die cuts are available in the Graphic Arts Lab. Included in the collection are 3″ and 4″ letters, both upper and lower case, number sets, fraction circle sets, and geometric sets along with a wide variety of shapes. During the school year, die cuts may be ordered from the Graphic Arts Lab. Teachers are welcome to use the lab on a do-it-yourself basis during regular business hours.Full Color Posters Create a 8-1/2 x 11 original and turn it into a color or black and white poster. With our poster maker we can print various sizes up to a 23″ x 30″. Your originals need to be an electronic copy emailed to Denisa Page. Lamination of the poster is included in the price.** **Please call for pricing.

Printing and Graphics
16255 Great Oaks Drive, Suite 300
Round Rock, Texas 78681
Phone: (512) 464-6980
Fax: (512) 464-6988

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Laminating

Orders may be sent to the Graphic Arts Lab during the school year.

  • Laminating Guidelines
    • The Graphics Arts Lab will do your laminating for you. In order to satisfactorily provide this service, you are asked to do the following:
    • Send materials to be laminated in either the green delivery box (see campus librarian) or the gray print services delivery tub.
    • Larger items should be clearly marked.
    • Follow the guidelines below:
    • 24″ is the maximum width that can be laminated at one time. Symmetrical materials, i.e. maps up to 48″, can be folded and laminated. There will be a seam on both sides and additional cost due to running the item through the laminator twice to laminate both sides.
    • Materials thicker than regular posterboard cannot go through the laminators.
    • It isn’t advisable to use crayons as they may run due to the extreme heat of the laminators.
    • It is important to use a thin material (construction paper or tagboard) when attaching pieces to the top of other material which is to be laminated.
    • Material with glued objects i.e. sticks, rope, pasta, glitter, etc. cannot be laminated.
    • Please remove staples, metal brads, and buttons before sending material in for laminating.
  • The charge for this service is $0.30 per foot.

Skill Boxes are available through the graphic lab office for $3.00 per box.

Order Limitations

Due to limited staffing in the Graphic Arts Lab, there is a minimum three (3) week leadtime for ordering die-cuts. In addition, there is a limit of 500 die-cuts per order produced at one time in order to achieve this three (3) week leadtime. Orders over 500 may require staff or volunteer assistance from the campuses. The following information will provide you with the guidelines for ordering die-cuts.

Die Cuts

Numerous die cuts are available in the Graphic Arts Lab. Included in the collection are 3″ and 4″ letters, both upper and lower case, number sets, fraction circle, and geometric sets along with a wide variety of shapes. During the school year, die cuts may be ordered from the Graphic Arts Lab. Teachers are welcome to use the lab on a do-it-yourself basis during regular hours.

Full Color Posters

Bring your artwork in and we can create a color poster. With our poster maker we can print up to a 23″ x 30″ poster. We also have the capability of printing on poster board. Your originals can be either electronic or hard copy, however, the best quality will be from an electronic original. Lamination of the poster is included in the price.**

**Please call for pricing.
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Printing and Graphics

16255 Great Oaks Drive, Suite 300

Round Rock, Texas 78681

Phone: (512) 464-6980

Fax: (512) 464-6988

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions About Printing
Here you’ll find some of the questions most often asked by customers along with some useful printing tips.

When can I expect my order to be delivered?

Orders are scheduled for printing according to the date needed requested by the customer. That is why it’s important to always use a date in the date needed line instead of “ASAP” or “whenever”. There are certain times of the year when Printing and Graphics experiences large volumes of requests which could result in short delays. Campuses and departments will be notified if this occurs so that our customers can plan accordingly.

What is print ready?

Print ready is a term used to describe a document which is complete and needs no alterations. It will be printed as is.

What is a master copy?

A master is the first generation document that will be used to reproduce the copy. Masters are returned to the customer once the job is complete.

Is your office open on weekends?

Our normal business hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:00am-5:00pm and 8:00 am – 4:30pm on Fridays. For your convenience, a drop box is located at our entry door for after-hours drop off.

How do I get to your location?

We’re located at 16255 Great Oaks Drive. Please contact us if you need additional assistance.

What should I do if my order isn’t printed correctly?

If your order is not printed correctly, you should contact Printing and Graphics immediately either by calling or by sending the misprint back to our office with an explanation of the problem.

How can I pay for my printing? Cash, Check, or Charge?

Printing charges are billed monthly through the use of a journal voucher for RRISD budget codes.

** PTA’s, Booster Clubs, and other organizations and individuals must pay for their printing by cash or check at the time that the order is picked up. If the invoice amount exceeds $25, the customer has the option of paying or being billed through RRISD Accounts Receivables.

Printing Tips

  • To ensure your pamphlet, notepads, etc. are folded and/or cut properly, make your inner margins twice as wide as the outer margins.
  • Avoid using borders on masters. Misalignment of borders is magnified by copier variances.
  • When making masters from a textbook or other bound document, the lid on your copier should be closed to avoid black lines along the edges of your copies. Black edges cause our high speed copiers to jam.