Print Services Department operates as an "Internal Service Fund Organization". Print Services 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. Cost for printing services are determined by the cost of supplies, labor hours, and operating expenses of the department. Supplies for Print Services (various papers, inks, printing plates, etc.) are obtained through the bid process. By following the District bid guidelines we obtain supplies at cost lower than the retail market. Therefore, in most cases, we provide services at cost or below that of outside vendors.