Photocopying and printing services

The Copy Centre offers fast, efficient, high-quality photocopying and laser printing, plus photo printing, personalised calendars and even printed T-shirts.

Low-volume copying is completed on demand and mid-volume quantities within three to four hours, all at competitive prices. Our experienced staff can provide guidance on all the services we offer, including format and finishing options. University staff, students and members of the public are welcome to use the Copy Centre.

CDS are an award-winning digital and print communications agency appointed to run the Copy Centre.

How to order print items

The Copy Centre at our Colchester Campus is currently closed, so all orders need to be submitted through the online order form.

Once the order has been reviewed, our CDS client service team will be in touch about the cost and timings to produce your order. We won't start printing an order without your approval of the costs and a relevant cost code.

Promotional materials for the University should conform to the University's brand guidelines and to copyright and IPR guidelines.

We will update this page when we have a re-opening date for the Copy Centre.

Products and services

Below are some of the products and services we can offer. If your print requirements are not listed or you require design servicesdesign servicesdesign services, please contact us at and we’ll be happy to help.

  • Black on white laser printing and copying (A4 and A3)
  • Colour printing on paper or card (A4 and A3)
  • Wide range of finishing options, including wire stapling, heat and comb binding, laminating, folding/booklets
  • Photo printing onto high-quality satin photo paper or photo calendars
  • Poster printing (A2, A1, A0)
  • Consumables, including ink, blank CDs and DVDs, USB drives, paper
Contact us
Contact us
Copy Centre Square 4, University of Essex, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 87 2376