Duplicating Services

The Logistics Management Branch (LMB) is responsible for the operation of the NOAA Duplicating Plant. The NOAA Duplicating Plant offers a variety of services for black and white and color copying/duplicating as listed below. These services are offered between 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, except for Federal holidays. Turnaround time is three (3) working days. For additional information please contact Susan.Bloomer@noaa.gov by e-mail or by phone (301) 628-1480

NOAA Duplicating Plant
1315 East West Highway (SSMC3)
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-2636

Duplicating Documents

Duplicating is used for standard text, illustrations, and color. A determining factor when deciding to use duplicating or printing is the number of copies, page layout program, use of bleeds, paper stock, critical color and saturation of color. Please feel free to contact the Duplication Plant Manager, Evan Dosik at (301) 628-1490 or Kristina Harguth at (301) 628-1484 to discuss.

Contact the Duplicating Plant for the following:

  • Unfamiliar with designing for digital printing
  • Need to remove rich black from your file
  • Changing color space (RGB versus CMYK)
  • Need high resolution logos
  • Setting proper margins to accommodate binding or finishing requirements
  • Preflighting your file
  • Writing a proper print PDF
  • Filling out your 50-5A Duplicating Requisition

It is always good to consider reproduction requirements before starting your design.

Duplicating Procedures

  • Prepare file
  • Digital files should be submitted as print ready PDF’s
  • Submit files to Duplicating Plant
  • If emailing, send to Evan Dosik or David Lakomyj
  • Prepare Requisition for Duplicating Services eForm 50-5A and submit


  • Black and white digital copying
  • Color digital copying
  • Stapling
  • Hole punching (5/16", 3/8" sizes)
  • Tape binding (blue or black) with or without gold or silver foil printing on the spine
  • Reduction or enlargement of camera copy to reproduce on 8-1/2" x 11" paper
  • Reproduction of publications on paper sizes ranging from 8-1/2" x 11" to 11" x 17"
  • Two-sided copying
  • Cover stocks in various colors, textures and weights
  • Foldin
  • Scanning hard copy onto CDs
  • Distribution services


A charge-back system is used at the Duplicating Plant and the NOAA Form 50-5A is used for all duplicating services. Three-digit control numbers were assigned to NOAA Line and Staff Budget Offices. These numbers are your authorization to use these services along with the official signature, and they must appear on the eForm 50-5A before any duplicating services will be provided. In addition, you must provide an Accounting Classification Code Structure (ACCS) code (see below format). 

Click to view ACCS format

Contact your budget staff for your control code and ACCS information.