Communications


Communications

The Communications division provides public information, reprographics, webmaster services, and video production.

The division responds to community requests for information regarding public schools countywide. The division also disseminates information to the media, school districts, and the community through press releases, commentaries, newsletters, and specialized publications, and produce radio commentaries that air countywide. Innovations in Education, a monthly television program, highlights innovative curriculum programs, and four television shows–Talking With Teachers, Cirone on Schools, Schools of Thought, and Local Leaders–hosted by County Superintendent Bill Cirone explore educational issues.

Print Shop Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I contact you?
Please email us at printshop@sbceo.org; call us at 964-4710, ext. 5253; send a fax to 964-4712; talk to us in person at 4400 Cathedral Oaks Road in Santa Barbara; or send mail to Print Shop, Santa Barbara County Education Office, P.O. Box 6307, Santa Barbara, CA, 93160-6307.

Q: What kinds of products can you print?
We print black-and-white and color copies, envelopes and letterhead, business cards, NCR forms (with multiple carbon copies), fillable PDF forms, directories and booklets, labels, photo-identification badges, and other products. In addition, we offer desktop publishing and graphic artist services as well as binding, collating, drilling, folding, stapling, cutting, laminating, and more.

Q: How do I place an order?
All we need is a work order and a clear description of what you’d like to have printed.

Q: How long will it take to print my job?
We ask for two weeks from the time we receive the order, but often we can complete a project more quickly. If you have a tight deadline, please call us at 964-4710, ext. 5253, to see if we can make special arrangements for you.

Q: What file formats can you work with?
We prefer PDF files, but we can also accept Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel documents as well as graphic elements in formats such as JPEG, TIFF, PNG, and BMP.

Q: Where do I get a reprographics order form?
The reprographics order form can be found here. In addition, paper forms can be mailed to customers if requested, or picked up in the copy room at the Santa Barbara County Education Office.

Q: What is the largest size you can print?
The largest size we can print in high-quality color or black-and-white is 12 x 18 inches.

Q: Can you print on folders?
We cannot print directly onto folders of any type, but we can print many kinds of adhesive labels for you to apply to your folders.

Q: How do I pay for my printing?
For schools and school districts, we send an invoice upon completion of your project with directions on where to remit your payment. We ask nonprofit groups and other customers to pay by cash or check when they pick up their order.

Graphic Artist Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I place an order?
Check with the graphic artist to make sure the job can be completed to your specifications within your time constraints. Then submit a signed work order with a clear description of your graphic design project. You can contact Graphic Artist Olga Aguilar at oaguilar@sbceo.org or 964-4710, ext. 5270.

Q: How long will it take to complete my job?
We need a minimum of two weeks from the time the work order is received, but the time required will vary according to the complexity of the job. If you will also require printing services, please remember to plan for additional time after the graphic work is completed.

Q: Do you proofread your projects?
No. The responsibility for all editing resides with you, the client.

Q: When can I get my photo taken for my identification badge?
Photos for ID badges are taken between 8:30 a.m–3:30 p.m. and only on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. You will need to bring a signed badge-request form on the day your photo is taken. To make an appointment, email Olga Aguilar at oaguilar@sbceo.org or call her at 964-4710, ext. 5270.