The Print Services Department operates as an "Internal Service Fund Organization". The Print Shop is not allocated budgeted funds to provide printing services.Therefore, in order to cover the costs of supplies, salaries, and various operating expenses, district campuses and departments are billed for all printing requests. Costs for printing services are determined by including the cost of supplies, labor hours, and operating expenses of the department. Supplies for the Print Shop (various papers, inks, printing plates, etc.) are obtained through the bid process. By following the district bid guidelines we obtain supplies at costs lower than the retail market. Therefore, in most cases, we provide services at costs below that of outside vendors.