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1. Description of Service

MassIT provides reliable and secure printing services.

Print Services Include:

  • Type I Standard print, which is Simplex printing.
  • Type II Special print, which is Duplex printing.
  • Print and distribution of all customer reports.
  • Print application output to customer specifications.
  • Interface with customers to ensure proper scheduling and quality control.
  • Form design and maintenance of forms.
  • Special development form design is sent to Xerox and the customer pays through a BAR.

The MassIT Print Services Unit has two Xerox DP 180 cut sheet printers.

  • Print operations staff will ensure that printers are properly maintained and monitored.
  • Print consoles are utilized to direct output to the appropriate printer.
  • Printer output is visually scanned for print quality and alignment.
  • Documents are reprinted if necessary and the print room operators interface with the maintenance providers for problem resolution.
  • This service also includes addressing envelopes and boxes for delivery to state agencies by the courier service.

Standard laser print of the following paper types:

  • White 8.5x11 cut sheet.
  • 24 pound pre-perforated paper for special job.
  • Any special stock is provided by the customer agency.

Print requests outside of MAGNet cannot be sent directly to MassIT’s printers at MITC. All print requests must be processed through Interchange to ViewDirect as follows: 

  • Your Service Account Manager will schedule a meeting with Customers, MassIT Print Services, ViewDirect and Interchange teams to discuss the customer print request.
  • Customers should provide a sample form, letter or report for printing along with the estimated volume, estimated maximum volume, printing schedule (daily, weekly, monthly) and anticipated time of delivery of the files to the View Direct team.
  • The View Direct team will test that the sample forms, letter or report format can be indexed and will print the sample file.  
  • The View Direct team will work with the Interchange team to determine the file folder structure in the secure storage location.
  • The Interchange team will work with Customers to send the files through Interchange to the secure storage location.  
  • Customer files will be processed and printed through ViewDirect.
  • Once printed, the Print team will send the output to be distributed per Customer instructions.  This includes either sending it back to the customer or sending it to the mail room to be mailed through the USPS.

Support Services Include:


2. Service Targets and Metrics


Service Requirement


Chelsea Print ServicesService availability hours are Sunday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Monday through Friday 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM.  Note: There is no coverage on Friday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Maintenance of equipmentVendor maintenance service provides for 24x5 Monday through Friday onsite with a 4 hour onsite arrival of vendor to initiate component repair / exchange.
Incident Management*MassIT Service Management Office has standard processes to manage incidents, requests, change orders and problems.

Outages or urgent issues should be reported by phone to receive the quickest response 1-866-888-2808.
Request Fulfillment*

Staff will respond to service requests 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday excluding holidays. Customers can make requests through COMiT.

Emergency requests are approved by authorized customer contacts and must be opened as incidents to ensure they are acted on immediately out of normal business hours.






Print qualityCustomers are responsible for managing content and format prior to sending to print.  Chelsea Print Services ensure that paper does not have spots, paper damages and that all pages are free of random ink spots or lines.Yearly pages printed. If damage is noted customer is contacted to determine if reprint is needed.




Printers operational

Printers are up and running Print schedules is Monday through Friday 5:00 AM to 

1:00 AM. Sunday print operations are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Printer up time and site supports primary and backup printer.

*Incidents, requests, or changes that are outside the scope of the defined service description or normal service hours will be direct charged to the customer.


3. Service Reporting

The following reporting information is provided to customers as part of this service:



Reporting Interval

Job Failure AlertsCustomers are notified if mail issues occur.
Customers are notified through established contact lists if a mail issue occurs.

4. Service Requests

COMiT Service Requests*


Lead Time-Business Days

Design or Modify a Form for My Application

This request is to create or modify forms used with a customer's application. Forms may be created for a one time or ongoing use. This service request includes:

  • Form Design or Modifications
  • Load forms design to the Xerox printer
Lead time is based on specific request.
Request a Special Print Job

This request is for special print services for any Commonwealth entity. This service request includes:

  • Request non-scheduled print job
  • Request to shred bad documents
  • Request to re-print a job


Lead time is based on specific request.

*For new service requests only. To manage existing requests, please log into COMiT.



5. Customer Responsibilities

The customer will develop and submit any special forms requests to the Chelsea Print Services unit.  Special paper or envelopes will be provided by the customer.

For your convenience, you may view a detailed list of customer responsibilities. docx format of chelsea_print_services_definition.doc



6. Chargeback Rate Information

For more information on Chargeback, including an overview of the program as well as current and previous fiscal year rates, please visit our Chargeback Services webpage.



Updated September 03, 2015
Reviewed August 16, 2016
Published August 14, 2009
Created March 25, 2009: Information provided by the Business Services Team