The Ian Karten Centre, Treloar College, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4GL
Karten Centre Manager
Host Organisation Address
Powell Drive, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4GL
Karten Centre Website
Services/focus of the Karten Centre
A Design and Print Service
We offer a personal service and a range of high quality printed products. Whilst we specialise in smaller-scale projects that might be too costly to produce elsewhere we can also be competitive for quite large projects.
We are also a training provider for students with disabilities, enabling them to obtain City & Guilds qualifications and very valuable work experience.
Our traditional printed products include:
Business cards, letterheads, compliments slips, calendars, brochures and manuals, booklets, manuals, newsletters, flyers and posters (up to A0), calendars, menus, greetings cards, postcards, invitations, leaflets, envelopes and labels.
We also carry out mailshots for customers and are happy to discuss your requirements.
Full time and part time students at Treloar College.
Treloar's students seeking work experience.
Students from other local colleges seeking work experience.
All clients are usually aged 16 to 24.
Primarily physical disabilities, with associated learning disabilities.
Technology used in the Karten Centre
A suite of PCs (with adaptations as necessary) running standard Microsoft and Adobe software.
A wide range of professional printing and finishing equipment:
- professional Konica Minolta colour and black & white printers
- Ideal electric guillotine
- Duplo / Watkiss collator/booklet-maker/timmer/square-fold system
- Duplo DC615 trimmer/cutter/creaser
- Morgana Digicreaser
- Morgana Digifold Pro385
- Air jogger
- Paper drill
- Renz paper punches and wire binding closer
- Roll and pouch laminators
- automatic laminator
- Saddle and flat-bed staplers
- A3 Epson professional scanner
- reception area with typical reception equipment - phone/answerphone, franking machine for mailing, scales, computer etc.
Height adjustable furniture.
Range of input devices - large, small, on-screen keyboards, joysticks, trackpads, mice.
Scanning systems for switch access - Grid2 / iPad - using headswitches or foot switches currently.
Large button phones with amplification, slow playback on answerphone.
Magnifying software if necessary.
Read & Write Gold - text to speech, predictive text etc.
Voice recognition software - Dragon Naturally Speaking
Karten Centre Staff
Varies - but usually about 4 to 5.
Karten Centre Hours
Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:00, with breaks.
Services offered to the Network
Printing and finishing.
Within Treloar's - our sister department TEPS, run by Charlotte Jackson.