The passage below is an excerpt from the Working@Yale article of the same name - click here to read the full article
Several days before graduation, Faye Maison, a Yale senior awaiting her B.A. in Political Science, mused about the end of her educational journey at Yale: “It’s hard to imagine how I’ll feel on Monday. I think I’ll be glad to just hold my diploma and know that I’ve finished.”
The process by which a Yale diploma ends up in the hands of Yale seniors like Maison is the provenance of the Secretary’s Office, which keeps the official diploma records of the University and produces the diplomas with the assistance of Yale’s registrars and Yale Printing and Publishing Services (YPPS). The diplomas are signed by the President and Secretary of the University and embossed with the University seal.
Last month YPPS received Chain-of-Custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®), which is a non-profit organization established to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. The certification came through the Rainforest Alliance™, which is accredited by the FSC and is today the world’s leading nonprofit FSC certifier
The FSC Chain-of-Custody certification traces the path of products from forests through the supply chain, verifying that FSC-certified material is identified and kept separate from non-certified material.
While YPPS has offered and used FSC certified stocks for the past 6 years, they can now tout their support of FSC’s mission of responsible forest management with the FSC logo on finished print pieces. With an FSC brand, a printed piece has been monitored from the forest to the mills and from the printing press to the mailbox.
"It’s no surprise that a top school like Yale University has a stellar in-plant behind it, providing unrivaled print quality and launching unique money-saving programs."
This is the opening text from the cover story of In-Plant Graphics magazine's May 2012 issue. The magazine ran an extensive story on YPPS, featuring detailed information and photographs of YPPS staff at work ...
As of January 27, 2013 the USPS will be implementing increased postage rates nationwide ...
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.