Over the next few weeks, Yale students who use campus printing clusters will notice new equipment accompanied by bright blue and yellow signage. Branded with university spirit in mind, BluePrint printing clusters, now found around campus, combine what was previously a variety of printer programs including YPPS Copier Rental and PaperCut programs.
Project Manager extraordinaire Mark Smith began his career with Yale Printing and Publishing Services (YPPS) over two decades ago. In early fall 1993, he began as a casual with Management Information Systems (MIS)—one of the earlier iterations of YPPS. He was eventually hired to a permanent position and has been part of the YPPS family ever since managing projects from design to printing, binding and mailing.
A New Haven local—Mark attended Wilbur Cross High School and grew up in the East Rock neighborhood of the Elm City hanging out at Modern Pizza and often walking through the Yale campus. He joined YPPS just after graduating from high school while attending Southern Connecticut State University.
Originally established as an in-plant electronic print shop, YPPS has evolved into a center offering a wide-range of services, and plays an integral part in the support of Yale's mission of teaching and research by offering to students, faculty, and staff support encompassing the publication and dissemination of information.
The Yale community can draw upon all YPPS services including our traditional high quality black & white and color printing/copying, print consulting and publication production, graphic design and Web site building, scanning/imaging and document management, a full compliment of mail and fulfillment services, availability to in-house offset press capabilities, and much more. Integrating current and leading edge technology wherever possible, many of YPPS offerings provide the most current "state of the art" means to perform tasks including e-ticket services for job submittals, electronic job status/tracking capabilities, and on-line viewing of class course materials and other publications.
Working closely and in collaboration with the University Printer's Office, the talented staff of YPPS is ready to assist you. Members of YPPS have a commitment to Yale and are eager to fulfill their commitment to support Yale's mission.