Rapid Copy Center

If you have any questions, please contact Rapid Copy at 518-442-3245 or [email protected].

You can also visit our office (Catskill B011) between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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About Rapid Copy

Rapid Copy services are only available to current UAlbany students and employees.

We’re happy to produce your resumes, business cards, newsletters, posters, flyers, handouts, mailings, photographs and more. Depending on the size of the job, most requests can be processed while you wait.

Our paper contains the maximum amount of post-consumer content currently available.

We accept credit cards, debit cards, Podium funds and cash. We can also use the departmental recharge system. All sales are subject to an 8% New York State sales tax. There is a $3 minimum on all credit or debit card sales.

 

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Services & Prices

Please note that our prices depend on the account paying for the services. State, Income Fund Reimbursable (IFR) and Research Foundation (RF) accounts are given a small discount. All other customers will be charged our standard price, upon which taxes will be added.
 

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Copying & Printing

We can copy or print your resumes, business cards, class notes, flyers, fundraising information, posters, mailings, newsletters and more.

We offer black and white copies and color copies; paper of various colors, thickness and texture; crack-and-peel stickers; and wide format printing on glossy and matted paper.

Review detailed information about our paper stock options.

 

Standard Copying & Printing Services
 

Paper Type

Paper Size Copy Type Printing Type State/IFR/RF Price per Page Standard Price per Page

Standard 20-pound

8.5 inches by 11 inches Black & white Single-sided $0.06 $0.07

Standard 20-pound

8.5 inches by 11 inches Black & white Double-sided $0.09 $0.11

Standard 20-pound

11 inches by 17 inches Black & white Single-sided $0.08 $0.10

Standard 20-pound

11 inches by 17 inches Black & white Double-sided $0.12 $0.14
Standard 28-pound 8.5 inches by 11 inches Color Single-sided $0.25 $0.29
Standard 28-pound 8.5 inches by 11 inches Color Double-sided $0.38 $0.44
Standard 28-pound 11 inches by 17 inches Color Single-sided $0.42 $0.49
Standard 28-pound 11 inches by 17 inches Color Double-sided $0.63 $0.73
Standard 70-pound 11 inches by 17 inches Black & white Single-sided $0.14 $0.17
Standard 70-pound 11 inches by 17 inches Black & white Double-sided $0.21 $0.25
Colored paper, cover stock or glossy 8.5 inches by 11 inches Black & white Single-sided $0.08 $0.10
Colored paper, cover stock or glossy 8.5 inches by 11 inches Black & white Double-sided $0.12 $0.14

Cover stock or glossy

11 inches by 17 inches Color Single-sided $0.35 $0.41
Cover stock or glossy 11 inches by 17 inches Color Double-sided $0.53 $0.61
Glossy 80-pound 11 inches by 17 inches Color Single-sided $0.45 $0.52
Glossy 80-pound 11 inches by 17 inches Color Double-sided $0.68 $0.79

 

Specialty Printing Services

Service

State/IFR/RF Price Standard Price
Black & white crack-and-peel stickers $0.40 per page $0.46 per page
Color crack-and-peel stickers $0.60 per page $0.69 per page
Scans $0.05 per page $0.06 per page
Wide format matted $4.25 per square foot $4.89 per square foot
Wide format glossy $4.75 per square foot $5.47 per square foot
Foam Board (6 foot minimum) $3 per square foot $3.45 per square foot
Wide format matted with board (36 inches by 48 inches) $71 per poster $81.65 per poster
Wide format glossy with board (36 inches by 48 inches) $81 per poster $93.15 per poster
Resume paper (parchment) $0.25 per page $0.29 per page
Black & white business cards (3.5 inches by 2 inches) $4 per 100 cards $4.60 per 100 cards
Color business cards (3.5 inches by 2 inches) $8 per 100 cards $9.20 per 100 cards
Black & white transparencies $0.35 per page $0.41 per page
Color transparencies $1.25 per page $1.44 per page

 

Binding & Lamination

We offer laminating services, as well as several times of binding — including spiral binding, fastback binding and personalized notepads.

Laminating is available for sizes 3 inches by 5 inches to 15 inches by 20 inches. Fastback binding is available for a maximum of 375 sheets of 20-pound paper.

Note: The below prices do not include copying/printing costs.

 

Binding Services
 
Service State/IFR/RF Price per Booklet Standard Price per Booklet
Fastback binding $1.25 $1.44
Spiral binding $2.35 $2.71
Notepads $0.25 $0.29
 
Laminating Services
 
Service State/IFR/RF Price per Page Standard Price per Page
Badges or name tags (3 inches by 5 inches) $0.65 $0.75
5 mil on standard paper (8.5 inches by 11 inches) $1.05 $1.21
10 mil on standard paper (8.5 inches by 11 inches) $1.55 $1.79
5 mil on legal paper (11 inches by 17 inches) $1.50 $1.73
10 mil on legal paper (11 inches by 17 inches) $2 $2.30

 

Finishing Services

We offer the following finishing services:

  • Folding (customer must specify folding type)

  • Hole punching (must specify location of one, two or three holes)

  • Cutting (must specify dimensions)

  • Stapling (must specify location of staple)

There are six types of folding:

  • Single fold (also known as a half fold or V fold)

  • Letter fold (also known as a C fold)

  • Accordion fold (also known as a Z fold)

  • Double parallel fold

  • Gate fold

  • Half accordion fold (also known as a fold-out or engineering fold)

All finishing services are free for paid print or copy orders. Otherwise, the prices are as follows:
 

Service State/IFR/RF Price per Page Standard Price per Page
Folding $0.01 $0.01
Hole punching $0.01 $0.01
Cutting $0.01 $0.01
Stapling $0.01 $0.01
Faxing

We offer on-the-spot faxing. With advance notice, you can also receive a fax. Our fax number is 518-442-3329.
 

Service State/IFR/RF Price per Page Standard Price per Page
Faxing $0.50 $0.58
Office Supplies

Rapid Copy also sells interagency envelopes for on-campus mail between departments, blue books for exams and mail tubes.
 

Product State/IFR/RF Price Standard Price
50 small interagency envelopes $8.25 per packet $9.49 per packet
25 large interagency envelopes $7.70 per packet $8.86 per packet
100 blue exam books $20 per packet $23 per packet
Mail tubes $2 per tube $2.30 per tube

Custom Orders

Looking for a service that isn’t listed above? Rapid Copy can complete customized and unique printing jobs.

Call us at 518-442-3245 to talk to our staff about different printing, binding and finishing options.

You can also review our current paper options below.
 

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Paper Stock Options
White Paper
 
Paper Size Paper Weight Notes
8.5 inches by 11 inches 20-pound Recycled material
8.5 inches by 14 inches 20-pound Recycled material
11 inches by 17 inches 70-pound Sustainable Forestry Initiative

 

Pastel-colored Paper
 
Color Paper Size Paper Weight Percentage of Recycled Material
Blue 8.5 inches by 11 inches 20-pound 30%
Blue 8.5 inches by 14 inches 20-pound 30%
Blue 11 inches by 17 inches 70-pound 30%
Green 8.5 inches by 11 inches 20-pound 30%
Green 8.5 inches by 14 inches 20-pound 30%
Green 11 inches by 17 inches 70-pound 30%
Pink 8.5 inches by 11 inches 20-pound 30%
Pink 8.5 inches by 14 inches 20-pound 30%
Pink 11 inches by 17 inches 70-pound 30%
Ivory 8.5 inches by 11 inches 20-pound 30%
Ivory 11 inches by 17 inches 70-pound 30%
Yellow 11 inches by 17 inches 70-pound 30%
Canary 8.5 inches by 11 inches 20-pound 30%
Goldenrod 8.5 inches by 11 inches 20-pound 30%
Gray 11 inches by 17 inches 70-pound 30%

 

Bright-colored Paper
 
Color Paper Size Paper Weight Percentage of Recycled Material
Blue 8.5 inches by 11 inches 60-pound 30%
Orange 8.5 inches by 11 inches 20-pound 30%
Yellow 8.5 inches by 11 inches 20-pound 30%
Lime 8.5 inches by 11 inches 20-pound 0%
Pink 8.5 inches by 11 inches 20-pound 0%
Violet 8.5 inches by 11 inches 60-pound 30%
Green 8.5 inches by 11 inches 60-pound 20%
Red 8.5 inches by 11 inches 60-pound 20%

 

Miscellaneous Paper
 
Type Paper Size Notes
Bond 8.5 inches by 11 inches Acid free
Orchid Parchment 8.5 inches by 11 inches 10% recycled material
Natural Parchment 8.5 inches by 11 inches 30% recycled material

 

Cover Stock (Index)
 
Color Paper Size Paper Weight Percentage of Recycled Material
Cherry 8.5 inches by 11 inches 90-pound 10%
Blue 8.5 inches by 11 inches 90-pound 10%
Yellow 8.5 inches by 11 inches 90-pound 10%
Gray 8.5 inches by 11 inches 90-pound 10%
Salmon 8.5 inches by 11 inches 90-pound 10%
White 8.5 inches by 11 inches 110-pound 10%
Green 8.5 inches by 11 inches 90-pound 10%

 

Paper for Color Copies Only
 
Type Paper Size Paper Weight Percentage of Recycled Material
Glossy Cover 80-pound 8.5 inches by 11 inches 0%
Glossy Cover 80-pound 11 inches by 17 inches 0%
Glossy Text 80-pound 8.5 inches by 11 inches 0%
Glossy Text 80-pound 11 inches by 17 inches 0%
Glossy Text 32-pound 8.5 inches by 11 inches 15%
Glossy Text 32-pound 11 inches by 17 inches 15%
Cover 80-pound 8.5 inches by 11 inches 0%
Cover 80-pound 11 inches by 17 inches 0%
Text 32-pound 8.5 inches by 11 inches 0%
Text 32-pound 11 inches by 17 inches 0%

 

Templates

Use the templates below to maximize the quality of your items. These blank canvases’ dimensions are consistent with our most common print requests.

 

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How to Place an Order

Rapid Copy accepts documents in any format, but we recommend PDFs.

University departments can place a Rapid Copy order by emailing a completed Order Form and the document you need printed or copied to [email protected]. You must have the department’s account number to complete the order.

Anyone else should stop by the Rapid Copy Center (Catskill B011) with the document you need printed or copied between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Invoiced customers should contact Rapid Copy Director Steve Lampedusa ([email protected]) or Senior Manager Miguel ([email protected]) to prepare an invoice for a print or copy request.

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