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Policies & Guidelines

Job Submission Options:

Online Ordering 
Available for FIT's current students and employees only. Please visit our online ordering page for details. FIT departments, please drop off jobs at PrintFX's service desk, Pomerantz Center, D529A.


Service Desk Ordering (Pomerantz Center, D529A)

Forms: Complete an order form for the service you need.
File/Copy Sizes: Be sure your files are sized, proofed and ready to go! Print files can only be enlarged or reduced ('Resize To Fit' option on forms) to fit the paper size of your choosing. Copies can be resized.
FIT Community: Services available for FIT's current students and employees only
Alumni: Job acceptance contingent on staff approval and proof of alumni status; 25% surcharge; job must be prepaid in full before start of job; 2-3 day turnaround; no commercial work

 

Departmental jobs
Forms: Click here to download an order form or pick one up at PrintFX, Pomerantz Center, D529A.
File/Copy sizes: Be sure your files are sized, proofed and ready to go! When creating large posters, use larger images with higher resolutions. A 4x6 image from the web (72dpi) will not make a good 18x24 poster.  PrintFX is not responsible for client mistakes. If you want us to change the document size, we can only enlarge or reduce it to fit the paper size that you indicate on your form (called 'Resize to Fit' which is an option on our forms).
Design jobs: Click here to download a design order form. For designing assistance, please contact Jason Yip, ext. 75470 for a consultation.
Payment: Budget-to-budget transfer process available. Submit both the 'PrintFX Supplies Reimbursement' signed form & order form at time of drop-off. After the job is completed, PrintFX will submit this form to Accounting and they will transfer the cost of your job from your budget into PrintFX's budget. Please click here to download the PrintFX supplies reimbursement form.pdf.
Scanning and trimming services: Available in PrintFX's self service area, free of charge on a first come, first serve basis.
High volume print/copy jobs: Maximum 50 copies/prints. Please use the FIT Print Shop for amounts over 50.
Orientations: Available by appointment only for instructors and their classes in PrintFX's location only. Complete an orientation form 24hrs in advance. Click here to download an orientation request form.pdf.


Fonts & Images:
For Adobe Illustrator, please outline fonts and embed or give us your linked images. PrintFX supports the FIT font library.

Resolution:

300dpi.

Color Management:

RGB: Use the Adobe RGB 1998 and RGB color mode for everything--not CMYK! To set up your entire Adobe Suite with the Adobe RGB 1998 colorspace, go to Adobe Bridge>Edit>Creative suite color settings>North American Prepress 2>Apply.
Color accuracy: If printing using ink jet sheets/posters and specialty media, please use our self-service area's color calibrated monitor to soft proof your files (instructions provided) using our ICC profiles.  Soft proofing provides a close preview (softproof) of how your print will look after being printed on PrintFX's printers.

File Formats:

We accept jpeg, tiff, psd, ai, pdf, png file formats. Please convert all AutoCad, Microsoft and Adobe Indesign applications to pdf.

Payment:
PrintFX accepts funds from student, staff or faculty e-accounts. There are two options to add these funds: The first is to use your FIT Campus Card at the PHil stations located on the 5th floor of the Goodman Resource Center Library or the Feldman Center, CC15. They accept $1, $5, $10, $20 bills and coins are not accepted. The second option is to use the campus card online portal, accessible by any workstation on or off campus. Enter by logging into "MyFIT"  https://myfit.fitnyc.edu, click on the "Announcements & Web Resources" tab, go to the "FIT Campus Card" link and follow the easy screen prompts. Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted. Payment due at time of pickup. Alumni jobs payment due at time of drop off. Unpaid jobs left at PrintFX 3 weeks or longer will have a hold placed on their account.

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