Diocesan Print Shop

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928 The Diocesan In-house print shop, located in the basement level of Domenec Hall at Saint Paul Seminary, has been up and running since the fall of 2008. It was primarily established to print small to medium run black and white print jobs (500 to 1500 total quantities) which include liturgy and prayer service worship aids (booklets), newsletters, flyers, directories, RSVP postcards, prayer cards, and other related printed material for general mailings and meetings.

The print shop has a Sharp MX-M950 printer (see photo)  which can perform many operations such as automatically folding and saddle stitching booklets with a 48 page maximum, printing, corner stapling, and book stapling, double sided documents with a 50 page maximum and automatically inserting cover sheets.

Also included in the print shop are a MBM automatic folding machine (similar to the one down at the downtown Pittsburgh Pastoral Center) and a GBC binding machine.

The maximum sheet size which the print shop can handle is double sided 11” x 17” (ledger).

The print shop stocks many colors of the three common sheet sizes used in today’s office settings: 8.5 x 11 (letter); 8.5 x 14 (legal); and 11 x 17 (ledger). We also stock card stock (65-67#) in many colors.

In 2014, the diocesan print shop bought a Xerox C-75 color printer that can print up to 11x17 in full color. This color printer will enable the diocese to print many color projects, in house, that in the past had to be sent to an outside printing vendor, thus saving the diocese many dollars of outside expense.



Chip has been in the graphic arts field for over 30 years. He spent 10 years in the Pre-press / design department at Thorn Hill Printing and Marketing Company in the Cranberry Area, 14 years in the pre press/art department at the American Thermoplastic Company in the O’Hara Township Area, and 1 year at Gateway Studies in downtown Pittsburgh.

He was self employed for three years as a free-lance photographer and graphic designer. He also spent one year back in the ‘80’s working for the diocese while his aunt was taking a one year leave-of absence and he spent many years on the crew for Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s KDKA T.V. show, “The Teaching of Christ” when the Cardinal was Bishop of Pittsburgh.

He is very versatile and serves the Communications Department in other areas such as videographer, photographer, and graphic designer and he usually is on the broadcast crew when the Diocese broadcasts live events from Saint Paul Cathedral. 


Diocesan Print Shop
United States
Phone: (412) 456-5632
Norbert (Chip) Kelsch, Director, Diocesan Print Shop