Crazy Copy Center

Open : Monday to Friday 9u00> 18u00
July & August : 9u00 > 16u00

Closed during the 1st week of the Easter holidays
Closed for 2 weeks around Christmas & New Year

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UW PRINT PARTNER SINDS 1995

Crazy Copy Center was founded in 1995 for the students and various departments of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Ixelles.

Throughout the years, Crazy Copy Center has made goal-oriented investments allowing us to offer our customers a total solution in the printing industry.

As a result, Crazy Copy Center has a large number of external customers in the Brussels region.

However, the role of the student, the printing requirements in the education sector and the social cultural non-profit sector are still our main focal point.

Crazy Copy Center is a Digital Print Room from Pre-Printing down to the finished product.

Our ultra-fast printing service provides both digital color prints as well as black-and-white prints of the highest quality.

Our production line contains, amongst others, a Konica Minolta Bizhup Press 1250/P and a Konica Minolta Bizhup Pro C70 HC.

Our company employs competent and highly trained staff to help you in achieving high-quality finished products.

In case you have little or no experience with printing, our personnel will be more than happy to provide you with professional guidance and advice.

Excellent quality, speedy deliveries and democratic pricing are only a click or a phone call away.

Our shop is easy to find, conveniently located on the campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, entrance 6 or 13, building E, 1050 Brussels.

 

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DIGITAL PRINTING

Our ‘High Volume’ color and black & white printers provide the perfect solution for fast ‘print on demand’ orders like course material, master and doctoral theses, publications, brochures, flyers and posters.

Files are sent directly to the printers and this results in very sharp ‘high quality’ prints which are much better than the first, second or third (re)prints of a ‘hard copy’.

You can still turn to us with hard copies if you want to copy them. However, the best thing for you to do is to provide us with a digital version of your document, stored on a medium of your choice (USB, email, DVD, CD, ...).

We can print practically any PC and Mac file, but we do prefer to work with PDF files.

There are several free PDF writers available on the internet (e.g. www.cutepdf.com) where you can convert any file into a PDF file.

Crazy Copy Center in short:

  • Excellent quality and service from Pre-printing to the finished product, fast delivery, competitive prices.
  • We can print a large number of different file formats (preferably PDF).
  • Doctoral theses delivery in 48h, 24h or “same day” (appointment required).
  • Full Color and black & white high quality prints.
  • Email file transfer
  • Course material, master & doctoral theses, publications, leaflets, booklets, brochures, flyers, forms, invitations, labels, letter heads, bulletins, presentations, programs, print-ready birth cards and wedding invitations.

U VRAAGT, WIJ WERKEN AF

  • BINDING
  • LAMINATION
  • BOOKLETS
  • FOLDING & SCORING
  • BURNING and PRINTING DVDs and CDs

BINDINGS

We use the GBC Magnapunch for our RING BINDINGS. We offer three types of ring bindings:

  • 21 round plastic rings – format: A4 – color black (other colors upon request) of 6 mm to 52 mm
  • 3:1 Renz ring wire – metal – silver – of 5.5 mm to 12.7 mm
  • 2:1 Renz ring wire – metal – silver – of 14.3 mm to 32 mm

We have two Fastback machines at our disposal to provide our THERMAL BINDINGS with a perfectly straight back. Color of the strips: black or white (other colors upon request)

Besides ring bindings and thermal Fastback bindings, we also create PERFECT SOFT COVER BINDINGS for PHDs and other publications. We use the DUPLO DB-200 for that purpose.

LAMINATION

We use our GBC 4500 Pro for our SLEEVE LAMINATIONS and we are capable of laminating up to A2 format. We use 125μ sleeves by default, but we would be happy to order any other size you may require.

Using our GBC Catena 35 roll laminators, we can laminate PHDs and other covers with a MICRO CRYSTAL gloss of 12μ.

MISCELLANEOUS

Our Konica Minolta high volume printers are equipped with finishers that are capable of stapling, perforating, folding and creating booklets.

We SCORE covers and cards using our full-automatic Morgana 33 auto creaser.

We FOLD letters with our ultra-fast Duplo DF-915.

We have two cutters in our shop: a SUNRAY Hydraulic 490P and an IDEAL 4850.

We BURN and PRINT our DVDs and CDRs using a Primera Disc Publisher.

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eCOpy

For years, Crazy Copy Center has invested time and effort into keeping its ecological footprint as small as possible by taking an environmentally friendly position. Knowing the printing sector is highly polluting, we do all we can to keep our impact to a minimum.

1/ Environmentally friendly paper: The paper we have been using for the last few years is Inacopia Office 75 gr, originating from controlled Eucalyptus plantations in Portugal. We visited these plantations and factories in person and we were able to determine that:

  • Eucalyptus globulus yields up to 75% more pulp and therefore more paper, based on the same volume of wood used, when compared to other trees used to produce pulp.
  • It is internationally acknowledged that Eucalyptus globulus provides good paper making properties such as bulk, stiffness and opacity with a low lignin content which means less chemical agents are required to remove the fibers’ bonding substance.
  • Currently, the Portucel Soporcel Group manages its forests in a sustainable way and takes care of both their conservation and biodiversity through a partnership with WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature). Opponents of the Eucalyptus tree often talk about soil drying out. We did not notice any of that and we clearly saw wild growth in between the Eucalyptus trees. In the past the landscape was primarily populated by spruce, so no great loss really.
  • Trees are replanted or naturally regenerated after harvesting.
  • The Group is the largest Portuguese producer (60%) of green energy from biomass.
  • The renewable forests store an amount of carbon that is equivalent to the CO2 emissions generated by 1,5 million car journeys around the world.
  • Indigenous peoples’ and owners’ rights, i.e. those who earn their livelihoods from and/or live in the forest, are respected.
  • Workers’ rights and welfare are protected and local employment is encouraged.

As the Inacopia Office 75 gr is very similar to 80gr paper, we have decided that, as off October 2014, we will be using Inacopia Office 70gr in all our small printers and copiers. This reduction of 5 g/m2 ensures eco-efficiency, since the same number of reams/boxes can be produced using fewer resources, generating less waste, without compromising printing quality and machine performance

All our paper is provided with a FSC, PEFC, Nordic swan or Blaue Engel label

Blaue Engel Nordic Swan FSC

2/ None of our trash paper goes to waste:
We have always tried to keep our margin of error as small as possible. Redundant paper due to erroneous prints or test prints on the part of technicians are given to the students as scrap paper or it is sorted in the paper containers of the VUB. It goes without saying, we do not use any belts but non-stop boxes.

3/ All remaining toner is collected:
Ink and toner have a high impact on the environment. Crazy Copy calls on NETBrussel to process this toxic waste in an adequate and environmentally friendly manner. Worn printer parts such as transfers, drums and ovens are collected by the suppliers and recycled.

4/ We collect PMCC, foils, old markers and corks:
Crazy Copy Center not only provides a PMCC trash can for tin cans, plastic bottles and cartons, but also collection points for old/empty markers and pens (www.terracycle.be) and for corks and wine and champagne bottles (www.recycork.be).

The foil (HDPE, LDPE) around pallets is collected by Van Gansewinkel and it is recycled.

BIG, BIGGER, BIGGEST

High quality inkjet prints are digitally printed on our 44 inch Canon image PROGRAF IPF8400S big format printer directly from a PDF, TIFF or JPEG file with a continuous tone resolution of 2400 x 1200 dpi. The Lucia Ex 8 color ink (BK, MBK, C, M, Y, PC, PM and GY) provides a wide color spectrum with an excellent black reproduction.

  • Excellent quality and service, fast delivery, competitive pricing.
  • 1 hour of production for 1 A0 poster.
  • Email file transfer or file transfer via FTP server.
  • Special discounts for large orders (see price list).
  • Large format prints are suitable for:
    • Posters
    • Posters and signs for shop offers
    • Banners (max 0.914m x 18m)
    • Presentations
    • XXL picture prints
    • Plan copies
  • All high resolution orders are printed on 210 gr Photo Gloss paper – All plan copies on coated 120 gr paper

iCopy

Companies, schools, associations, services and administrative departments of the VUB can send us their printing orders by email or by uploading them via ftp-server ( www.yousendit.com , www.wetransfer.com .... ).

These orders will then be completed as quickly as possible by our competent staff.

If you have an urgent order you want to add to our planning, the best thing to do is to contact us by telephone.

We will send you a message to inform you when your order is ready for collection or the date and time we will deliver it to you.

 

iCopy

In 2009, Crazy Copy Center developed a unique printing card system allowing you to print faster, cheaper and more efficiently at one of the many printing stations in our printing shop.

Using your Personal Print Card, available for purchase in our shop for a one-time payment of 0.25€, you can manage your printing output entirely on your own.

This card works as a type of prepaid card. You can deposit fixed amounts, entirely at your own convenience (see price list).

After logging into our system and terminating the printing order, the correct amount will be deducted from the card automatically.

The Personal Print Card system allows you to print at cheaper rates and you will only ever need to queue in our shop when you wish to reload your card.

Using this system, you can print both Color and Black & White prints in A4 format, entirely on your own.

 

Check the balance of your Print Card: Click (HERE)