The University Students’ Council has announced InPrint, the printing shop in the basement of the University Community Centre, will no longer be offering graphic services. The cut was reportedly made in order to offset lost revenues resulting from the loss of the Access Copyright license.
“In order to continue to provide students with the most efficient and competitively priced copying services possible, it was necessary to no longer offer graphic services,” Tony Ayala, vice-president finance for the USC, said in a press release. “This change will allow InPrint to continue to offer the essential services that are most frequently used by students.”
The Access Copyright license, lost in January, allowed InPrint to print and sell course packages to students. Without that source of guaranteed income, InPrint is unable to sustain its less frequently used—and less profitable—graphics department.
InPrint is now only able to print course materials not subject to the Access Copyright license, such as course packs for the Richard Ivey School of Business. All other course packages can still be purchased at the campus book store, Ayala said.
InPrint’s other services have not been affected by the cut, and it will continue to offer copy, print and file conversion services, according to the USC.