Sussex Estates and Facilities

Services for staff

Central reprographics service

The Central reprographics service provides bulk photocopying, colour copying and digital printing (colour and black-and-white), and large format printing on behalf of University faculty and administrative staff. We currently produce around 2.5 million black and white prints and 800,000 colour prints per year.

We offer a range of finishing options including folding, stapling, punching, laminating, comb binding and thermal binding (suitable for dissertation submissions). Please see our Standard price list of guide prices for in house print and reprographics services.

We can often offer discounted rates on larger print jobs - please email us or use our Estimate request form to request a quote.

If you have particular requirements not covered by the price list please email

Managed Printing Service

The Print Unit provides a one-stop-shop service for the supply of lithographic and digital printing work. If it is made of ink or toner on paper, we can source it for you - a list of commonly requested items is shown on the right. Work which we cannot produce cost effectively within the Print Unit is undertaken by external approved suppliers. Between them they can handle the vast majority of litho and digital print work which the University requires.

The Print Unit manages the process from initial enquiry through to delivery of the finished job, freeing the requestor from the responsibility of:

  • Sourcing print quotes and selecting an appropriate supplier
  • Checking the artwork and ensuring it is correctly formatted before going on press
  • Booking the job in with the most appropriate supplier and placing the order
  • Liaising with the supplier throughout the production process to ensure the job progresses smoothly and on schedule
  • Receiving the finished job and performing standard quality checks
  • Addressing quality or supplier performance issues where required standards have not been met
  • Checking and settling the final invoice

For providing this service we apply a service charge of 11.11 per cent of the value of the print job when recharging the requestor.

For further details on how to order from the Print Unit, please visit our Placing an Order page.

Photographic and imaging services

We have a professional photographer in the team who is available by appointment for individual portrait photography (e.g. for departmental staff boards) and group portraits. He can also undertake some additional location work by prior arrangement. Processing and supplying prints is part of the service. Contact Keith Hunt.

We also offer a scanning and digital imaging service. This can range from individual high-resolution colour scanning from photographs, to bulk scanning in black and white of multi-page documents for digital distribution. Please note that the regulations regarding copyright apply to scanning as well as copying.


The Print Unit can supply office copying paper to other departments on demand. You can order from us by the box or the ream, and we can normally fulfil a paper order within 24 hours. Because we order in bulk we are often able to offer better prices than office suppliers. We stock large quantities of white copy paper and in smaller quantities, a range of different colours. 

All our standard papers are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), or carry the EU Ecolabel, and are sourced sustainably.

Contact us if you need:

  • bulk photocopying
  • colour copying
  • digital printing
  • University stationery
  • leaflets
  • postcards
  • posters
  • brochures
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
  • NCR (no carbon required) forms

Sorry, but we can't provide:

  • self-service photocopying facilities
  • branded goods (mugs, pens, coasters, mousemats etc.)
  • T-shirts or branded clothing
  • carrier bags, canvas bags
  • scratch cards
  • CDs or DVDs
  • outdoor signage or metal/plastic/wooden signs