Wednesday, September 7, 2011

CougarPix Photo Books!

CougarPix is finally live! We are happy to offer photo books as one of our products to the campus and community. Download our free software to create books using your photos and any fonts from your computer. We have also made a short tutorial video. Check it out!

We have had people already create wedding sign-in books, vacation logs, family photo books and wedding albums! They are perfect for a mission memory book, a department yearbook or scrapbook, or for department, club, or self-promotion. 

CougarPix also has BYU themes and photos to use for your books.

Visit CougarPix to download the program and get started!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Coming Soon... CougarPix Photo Books!

We are SO EXCITED to be offering photo books soon!!! We have just acquired a top-of-the-line photo book software program that we will be integrating with our HP Indigo Digital Press. We have created a few books already and the books look AWESOME!

You'll be able to create books to celebrate your special occasions like weddings, birthdays, vacations, anniversaries, holidays, family events, or any other special event. They are great for a wedding guest book, too. We  think they also make a great portfolio to showcase your finest work.

We will also have BYU backgrounds, templates and images to use so you can create a BYU themed book. What a great way to remember your BYU experience!

Watch for our big announcement and launch of CougarPix Photo Books!!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Printing Your Family History Workshop

Have you thought about writing a Family History or have actually been working on one and are now wondering about printing it? What type of binding should you do? Hard binding, perfect binding, coil binding? Wondering if you have scanned your photos at the right dpi so that they'll look good when they are printed? How about submitting it all to get printed?

Carol Holland, BYU Print & Mail's Family History Consultant, will be hosting monthly workshops to answer these and many other questions about printing your family history. She will also have numerous examples of histories that we have printed to give you ideas for layouts, and a general feel of what you can do with your family history.

Carol has years of experience and has helped hundreds and hundreds of people get their files prepared and books printed. She also represents BYU at multiple Family History and Genealogy Conferences throughout the region and has taught at many of these conferences. She is always happy to share her wealth of knowledge and experience to help people get their stories printed.

Please join us the first Wednesday of each month from 12:00-1:00 here at the University Press Bldg. (701 E. University Pkwy. across the street from the Harmon Bldg.)

First one will be held April 6th. Sign up at to reserve your spot (seating is limited to 30).

We will have some refreshments, too. Hey, food makes us happy!

Friday, March 18, 2011

It's In The Mail!!!

Is your tongue dry from licking too many envelopes? Feel like you're getting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from folding and stuffing so many envelopes? Paper cuts? How long does it take to address your mail? Need to save on postage?

Mail Services will be hosting a short seminar to discuss how we can help take care of your mailing, help you save on your postage, and free you up to do more important things in your office. Gaylene Greenhalgh, Kurt Johnson, and Thom Roylance will share how we can help with these and other mail-related issues you may have.

We also will discuss what's changing this year with the United States Postal Service.

Please join us Wednesday, March 23, 10:00 a.m. in Room 3380 WSC. Sign up at

We look forward to seeing you there!

Yes, there will be some yummy refreshments!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Communications Can Be Tailor-Made!

 We had a great turnout at our Variable Data Printing seminar on February 23rd. Numerous people from many different departments on campus. Zack Cameron did a great job presenting some of the benefits of VDP and had some beautiful samples of letters, postcards, brochures, stickers, coupons and folders, all created variably for every one of our guests. He even showed how cool QR Codes are. (and they can be printed variably as well!)

Lots of questions and ideas and everyone left thinking of what they could do to use VDP for their department. We are more than happy to give personal presentations either at your department or here at the University Press Building, just let us know. But we warn you, your rate of response may increase significantly!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

What the Heck is Variable Data Printing?!

When we talk to people about how awesome Variable Data Printing is, they give us a puzzled "Speak English!" look. Rightly so. Here's a quick explanation (so that you will love it, too).

Variable Data Printing, or VDP, is a way to create personalized, one-to-one communications with everyone on your contact list!

VDP is cool because you can change out names, text, pictures, images, or even whole documents automatically to match specific needs of those you are targeting. It's proven to increase your response rates up to 20 times more than if you don't use it.

That's pretty significant!

You can use it with letters, postcards, invitations, surveys, brochures, posters, catalogs, and so much more. These changes are all made automatically during a single printing run. If it can be printed, chances are it can use VDP.

We've had people use VDP with wedding invitations- changing photos from formal to casual depending on if it were a friend or family member receiving the invitation. Some had Temple Ceremony invites printed on them, too.

We hope you join us at our VDP seminar on Wednesday, February 23 in Room 3380 of the Wilkinson Center. We are holding two 45-minute sessions at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Sign up now!

Of course we will have refreshments.

And for an added bonus, we will be discussing QR Codes, you know, these funny looking square bar codes that are popping up everywhere. In fact, if you have a smart phone with a barcode scanner, scan it now and see what happens!

We hope to see you at our seminar.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Copy Centers (with Mail Services, too!)

You know, we have Print & Copy Centers all over campus. And we have Mail Services in the Wilkinson Center and at the UPB.

BUT WAIT... at the JFSB you can also mail your letters and packages with Fed Ex and UPS. Campus mail delivery is available there, too.

Here's a few things we offer at our Print & Copy Centers:
-Color and B/W copying and printing
-Colored papers and cardstocks
-Coil Binding
-3 Hole Punching
-Over-sized Posters
-Resume Printing

...and so much more!

Plus, you'll find stamps and envelopes at every Print & Copy Center.

Don't forget that you can bring your files by CD, flash drives, email, or through Cougar Prints.

Here is a quick video we made showing where you'll find the Print and Copy Centers, though we did leave out the MTC. We hope to serve you there!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

It's Not Being Lazy... It's Being Smart!

We have created a wonderful website called Cougar Prints, that when people see you using it they may accuse you of being lazy. And it offers so many cool options that you may never want to use your own printer again!

Just go to and click Start My Order! (You can even watch a short tutorial if you would like to see how it all works).
Our "How To" cards available at all Copy Centers

Choose what type of project you need printed; just a quick print job, or have your documents coil bound, stapled, or folded You can print posters, or even family histories.

Upload your files and start choosing how you want your project to look. Cougar Prints offers black and white or color printing, single or double sided printing, and numerous paper sizes and colors to choose from.

You can then you choose to have vinyl covers for your document (and from a number of colors, too). You can even have your document laminated, or 3 hole punched.

You choose what Print and Copy Center across campus you would like to print your files and pick it up, or, and this is one of the nicest parts of this whole deal, your completed documents are delivered to any campus department for free! That's where the laziness issue may arise.You never have to leave your chair!!!

Give it a try, but be prepared for the looks you might get from your co-workers as your documents are delivered right to your desk!