College of Veterinary Medicine

Biomedical Communications Unit (BCU)

Miscellaneous Services


Recognition Awards/Certificates
Faxing
Binding-Plastic Comb
OCR-Scanning Documents to Text
Outsourced-Copying/Publication Printing
File Conversions
Power Point Presentations
Brochure Design/Layout
Pouch Lamination
Videoconferencing

Policies and Payment information


Recognition Awards and Certificates

We can create unique awards and certificates that can be printed, mounted, framed or laminated. These custom made recognition awards are great for retirements, special recognitions, or service awards for staff, faculty, students and special donors. Please set up a consultation meeting with our staff to create a specific template and layout for you or your department. Please bring all of the necessary text, in a word file format, and graphics in an electronic format, needed for your award or certificate.

Certificate setup fees cost $7.50 and each print is $2.00. Land design fees cost $45.00 per hour of labor.

Faxing

We are capable of sending and receiving faxes during office hours. Faxes received will be stored at the front desk until picked up. Please make sure the sender indicates your name on the cover sheet and phone number where you can be reached. Receiving faxes is free. Sending faxes costs $1.00 per page for individuals outside the Veterinary College.

Our fax number is 509-335-6094.

Binding-Plastic Comb

We provide plastic-comb binding services. Comb bindings give a professional look and feel that is great for senior papers, portfolios, presentations and more. All cover and backing materials are sized 8.5 x 11 and cost $1.00 per sheet.
Colors available: transparent, crimson, black, blue and green

Binding materials cost $2.00 per comb.
Sizes available: �”, 3/8”, 7/8”, �”, 5/8”, 1 �”, 1 �”
Colors available: white, crimson and black.

An additional $45.00 per hour fee will be charged for labor.

OCR Scanning Documents to Text (need list)

When electronic files are needed of a printed document, BCU has the capability to scan printed text (pages) and can convert them into editable, electronic files. We use an Epson Expression 16000 Scanner, and the software OmniPage Professional 16.0 to convert such files. Files we can convert to text through OCR include: tif, dpf, jpg, gif, png, and bmp. Please note, original texts and files scan better and provide optimal quality (i.e. a copy of a copy may be illegible).

The first page set up for an OCR scanned document costs $3.75. Additional OCR pages cost $0.75 each.

Converting a PDF file to text costs $3.75 for the first page and $.25 for each additional page. Additional fees will apply to documents requiring proof reading and corrections.

We can convert scanned documents to:

ECW
EMF
FSH
GIF
ICO
JPZ
JPG
LDF
LWF
PCX
PBM
PDF
PGM
PNG
PPM
RAW
TGA
TIF


File Conversions (need list, Software)

We have the capacity to convert most graphic files formats from one file format to another. Please note, the file resolution of an image cannot be increased from the original file.

Labor fees of $45.00 per hour apply.

We can convert the following graphic formats:

PowerPoint Presentations

BCU can create a Power Point presentation from scratch, or help you modify presentations to meet your specific communications needs. Whether you need to enhance your current lecture or build a new media-rich presentation, our designers can help make your PowerPoint simple, easy to follow and dynamic. We can also create interactive self-contained programs for CD-ROM distribution.

Presentation tools include:

  • Re-format slides for a more professional look
  • Simplify and chunk text to improve comprehension
  • Create custom graphics to support key concepts
  • Add transitions and animated effects
  • Construct diagrams, charts & tables
  • Integrate animation, audio & video

Please call and arrange a meeting to discuss your presentation needs. Bring with you: all text in word file formats; pictures in electronic formats or hard copies available for scanning; and any audio or video electronic file formats. Labor and design fees apply at $45.00 per hour.

Brochure Design/Layout

We encourage brochure design and layout to be done through University Publishing. Click here to visit their website. BCU does provide short notice brochure design for departments in the College of Veterinary Medicine. We use Page Maker 7.0 and Adobe InDesign C3 software for all design purposes. Labor and design fees apply at $45.00 per hour.

Please set up a consultation for initial layout and design requirements as related to the WSU Identity Package. For more information about the Identity Package click here.

Pouch Lamination

BCU provides small-pouch lamination services in various sizes and thicknesses. See table below. Labor fees apply to large orders at $45.00 per hour.

Lamination Thickness Size Cost Per Page
3 mil 8.5 x 11 $1.50
3 mil 8.5 x 14 $1.75
3 mil 11 x 17 $2.75
10 mil 8.5 x 11 $2.50
10 mil 8.5 x 14 $2.75
10 mil 11 x 17 $3.75


Videoconferencing

Instead of paying to fly job candidates, training personnel or colleagues to or from WSU, consider using our videoconferencing unit. Whatever the simplicity or complexity of your event, we can assist in planning and executing the technical support in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Setup fees cost $60.00 for the first hour and $15.00 per each additional hour.

Equipped with a large TV and tabletop microphone, you can connect to other people via videoconferencing and keep costs low. We also have limited access to a web conferencing classroom best used for displaying presentations and audio over the web in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Last Edited: Mar 12, 2014 3:48 PM   

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