During the summer of 1996, Carmen Cusmano started working at Yale Printing and Publishing (YPPS), running the presses. Back then, YPPS was located in the basement of 155 Whitney Avenue. Before coming to Yale, Carmen had worked at Lehman Brothers doing engraving.
In the eighteen years Carmen has been with YPPS, he’s become a jack-of-all-trades. He’s gone from working as a pressman, to supervising a pressroom, to purchasing paper stock for the operations, to his current position of Outsource Services Coordinator dealing with a larger variety of items—from clothing, to pennants and trophies.
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, Uniprint, and PaperCut programs.
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.