Document Services provides quality printing, duplication, finishing and scanning services to Macalester faculty, staff, students and other customers requiring copy and print services.

Document Services

Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, Lower Level



When classes are in session:

Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

       When classes are NOT in session:

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

        Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Services Provided

Booklets/Program Printing

Document Services can print both booklets and programs which can be a coil, comb, saddle stitch or two-side staple bound.

Black & white, color or both can be completed in our office.

Please plan ahead, booklets do take more time.


Usually, a single sheet often printed on both sides and can be folded in half or in thirds.

Convenience Copiers (Multi-Function Device)

The MFD’s on campus report error notifications directly to us.

To report any problems, issues, training needs or any questions please email us at  or call us at 651-696-6285.

Please include the Loffler ID number where applicable.

Copier Paper Requests

  1. Cases of 100% recycled copy paper can be ordered directly from Central Stores via email at 
  2. Reams of any other type of paper can be ordered from Document Services.
  3.  Paper Sample Books are available upon request.


Flyers and handouts are usually one sheet, one-sided document announcing an event of an offer, in black only or color.

A wide variety of paper stocks can be used


Document Services can laminate sizes of 8 ½ x 11, 8 ½ x 14 and 11×17 Prints.  We can laminate using 1.5 mil, 3 mil and 5 mil thickness.

Laminating up to 24 inches wide (limited to 1.5 mil thickness)  can be completed at Document Services

Larger laminating is sent off campus to be completed.

Foam core backing is completed off campus.

MacPass Printing

Document Services prints replacement MacPass cards.

Hours for MacPass Printing

Replacement cards are made a no cost.

For more information visit the MacPass information (Macalester login required)MacPass GET (Manage Your Money, View Balances & more)

NCR Forms

Since the Academic world is not yet paperless, paper forms are still in use here at Macalester.

Document Services has 2, 3, and 4 part NCR paper available.

Document Services also does padding for single sheet forms in whatever thickness is needed.


Postcards are a perfect way to share information. They are inexpensive and very effective

Postal regulations require postcards to be a minimum 3½ inches high by 5 inches wide to a maximum 4 ¼ inches high by 6 inches wide

Postcards must be at least .007 inches thick so most are printed on cardstock.

Poster Printing/Poster Run

Document Services prints and delivers posters for the poster run.

The normal number of posters is 48 (35 for Residential Life and 13 for the Information Desk).

Please note, WEEKLY orders must be submitted by 3 pm on Tuesdays, so plan ahead. 

Posters for poster run are 8 ½ x 11.

Scanning Services

We can teach you how to use the scanning functions on the walkup MFD’s, our on-site staff can scan small projects for you, or we can coordinate having larger projects scanned at our off-site Loffler Document Service Center. Please contact Document Services via email at or via telephone at 651-696-6226 to discuss your needs.

Table Tents

Document Services prints and deliveries table tents.

Normal table printing is 30.

Reservations for table tents must be made through Macalester’s EMS system.  See Publicizing Your Event for more information.  Please submit your EMS reservation number with the table tent request.

Table tent submissions are due by Friday at 3:00 p.m., so plan ahead to guarantee they will be printed, cut and delivered.


Black & White Copying:

8½ X 11 ______ $0.05

8½ X 14 ______ $0.06

11 X 17 _______ $0.07

Color Copying:

8½ X 11 ______ $0.19

8½ X 14 ______ $0.21

11 X 17 ______  $0.23

Large Format Posters:

Standard-weight Coated Paper ______ $5.50 per square foot


Coil/Spiral ______ $0.10

Comb ______ $0.10

Booklet ______ $0.12

Padding ______ $0.15

Stapling ______ $0.02

Cutting ______ Price May Vary

Folding ______ $0.01


3 or 5 mil:

8½ x 11 ______ $1.00
8½ x 14 ______ $1.50
11 x 17 ______ $1.00

1.5 mil:

8½ x 11 ______ (Less than five) $1.00
8½ x 11 ______ (More than five) $0.50
8½ x 14 ______ $1.00
11 x 17 ______ $1.50

Poster Run:

48 posters ______ $9.21

Table Tents:

30 Table Tents ______ $2.01

Foam Core Offsite:

$4.00 per square foot

Laminating Offsite:

$3.50 per square foot


College Business Submissions

College business submissions are payable through the monthly department chargeback process. You will need the FOPAL budget number you are authorized to charge to.

Personal Submissions

Document Service accepts personal print jobs from Macalester faculty, staff and students and also from members of the local community. Personal submissions must be paid for upon pickup by cash, check, credit/debit card or Mac Money and are subject to Minnesota sales tax.

Submitting Orders

Submitting Print Orders in Person

Stop at Mailing Services counter to fill out an order form or drop a form off. Please see a Loffler team member if assistance is needed.


Email requests to: 

Be sure to include the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Phone Number
  3. Department Name and FOAPAL
  4. Attach print ready file (PDF, Publisher, JPEG, Word are just a few)
  5. Delivery or Pick Up
  6. Date Needed by
  7. Number of Copies
  8. Special Instructions (examples)
    1. 1 or 2 sided
    2. Collated/stapled
    3. Type of paper
    4. Color, black & white or both


Macalester Copyright Information

Sustainable Efforts in Document Services

Document Services stocks several varieties of paper which contain post-consumer recycled content. All convenience copiers use paper that contains 100% post-consumer waste recycled content.