Copy Center


The Copy Center provides an economical method of producing high-quality color copies and black and white copies from your originals or electronic files. Copies can be single or double-sided in various sizes up to 11" x 17" in a wide variety of colors and weights of stock.

Base price of color copies includes 28# white digital smooth stock. Base price of black and white copies includes 20# white bond and/or 20# pastel bond.

The Copy Center provides bindery services such as folding, cutting, comb, coil, wire, and tape binding. These services are billed at cost.

All copying services are confidential. Tests and other sensitive documents can be sent to the Copy Center with confidence.

For assistance or information concerning copying at the Copy Center, please call (414) 229-6224.

Preparing Materials:
  • PDF is preferred file format.
  • Allow minimum margins of 5/16" at the top, bottom and side of each sheet.

For your convenience, you may upload your electronic files to the Copy Center Drop Box. For details, see "Uploading Your Files."


PDF files

You MUST have the latest FULL version of Adobe Acrobat Professional. If you do not have the latest full version of Adobe Acrobat, you can purchase it from the campus software web site.

BEFORE you create your PDF file, you must enter the correct settings.

If using Word or Publisher: Click "Print," choose "Adobe PDF" in dropdown, click on "properties," choose "press Quality" click "OK," click "OK," create file name and "save."

If using QuarkXpress or InDesign: Choose Export as PDF file - Be sure the PDF options are set to embed all fonts and DO NOT compress any images or line art. Click OK and save your PDF file.

If using Photoshop or Illustrator: "Save as" format: choose PDF (Photoshop pdf in photoshop)

Following these guidelines will ensure that all the fonts and graphics are embedded within the PDF file at the proper settings for copying/printing at the Copy Center or Printing Services.

If you have any questions about creating a PDF file, contact Barb Reblin at 414-229-2207 or e-mail: breblin@uwm.edu.


Copy Center Price List


Service Rate
Black and white copies
8-1/2 x 11 and 8-1/2 x 14
$0.034 per side
$3.40 minimum
Black and white copies
11 x 17
$0.06 per side
$3.00 minimum
Color copies
8-1/2 x 11 and 8-1/2 x 14
$0.33 per side
$3.40 minimum
Color copies
11 x 17
$0.60 per side
$3.40 minimum
Labor $53/hour with minimum charge of $10.60
Saddle-Stitched Binding $0.10/book
Perfect Binding from $0.40/book to $1.75/book
Comb Binding from $0.75/book to $1.75/book
Plastic Coil Binding from $1.00/book to $2.00/book
Wire Binding from $1.00/book to $1.75/book