Your group may need to produce information sheets, letters or meeting papers from time to time. You can use our print room to print single and double sided papers, and to collate them together into the packs you need to distribute them in.
Which machine should I use?
All of our printing machines can print in black ink on white or coloured paper, single or double sided. The machine that is best for you to use will depend on how many copies of each document you need to print.
If you are printing A4 single sided sheets on 80g paper, it is cheapest to use the photocopier or inkjet printer, unless you are printing more than about 100 copies of the same document, in which case you should use a copyprinter.
For double sided printing, use a copyprinter if you are printing more than 60 copies of the same document.
We have paper available in a range of colours. If you need more than 500 sheets of a particular colour it is a good idea to let us know in advance, so that we can make sure we have it in stock when you come in.
Colour logos and diagrams
You might have bits of colour in your mailing, even if it is predominantly black and white. From October 2014 – January 2015 we have a colour inkjet printer on loan, which is perfect for groups that need some colour in their printing but don’t want to pay for high quality laser printing.
Can the pages be collated/stapled automatically?
Our photocopier can collate and staple multi-page documents during printing. The inkjet printer can collate but not staple, but you can use our booklet maker to staple. If you use a copyprinter to do your printing, you can use our booklet maker to collate and staple afterwards.
Our booklet maker can collate single sheets into piles for putting in envelopes. It can also fold them in half, corner staple them or side staple them. If you would like to use the booklet maker, make sure you book a slot on it as well as on a print machine.
Tips for community groups about running a letter-writing campaign.
Using a petition as part of a community campaign
At the Resource Centre we can help groups to produce publicity and stationery, and provide administrative support.
These books are available at the Resource Centre, to borrow or to use in the Centre.
The services listed below are not provided by the Resource Centre. These are websites and services we feel are particularly useful for small groups in Brighton & Hove, and which are not easy to find by searching the internet.