We are equipped with a Hewlett-Packard DesignJet Z6200 & Canon imagePrograf ipf8400 plotter-printers serving faculty, staff, and students. The units print on 42" & 36" wide, roll feed, heavy coated inkjet paper (a bright photo-glossy surface), with a printable area of 41.5" & 35.5". The printer's 2400 x 1200 dots per inch color output, combined with special-purpose paper, produces high-quality output that is ideal for banners, signs, posters, and displays.
Printing is charged at $8.00 per linear foot.
(New Rate Change Effective March 1st, 2016)
To have a poster printed follow these steps
1. Make sure you have a valid shortcode for the poster
2. Fill out the poster printing request form at the bottom of this page.
3. Prepare your poster using an approved application: PowerPoint, Keynote, and PDF formats. Please inquire about all other applications before starting your project. Also, please keep in mind that although the paper options are 42" or 36" wide, the actual print maximum is 41.5" or 35.5". One dimension (height or width) must be less than or equal to 41.5" or 35.5".
4. Save your the file to USB thumb drive (or other portable media) to take to 2428 Randall Lab.
5. Visit the LSA IT - Randall office between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday, and see a consultant who will help load your file and show you a preview. Any print jobs that are not completed by 4:45 PM will have to be picked up the following business day.
Once you approve the preview and your funding arrangements are verified, your file will be printed.
Note: Our service is "first come, first served," from the time you arrive at our office with your file ready to print, However, jobs submitted by local departmental users will have the highest priority. The consultants will make their best effort to print your file. However, we cannot guarantee results in every circumstance. Be prepared with an alternate plan to use the plotter at the Media Union or a commercial printer, if necessary.
We do have a poster trimmer. It is next to our office in room 2416 Randall, known as the "PAUL" Lab. If you need assistance trimming your poster, please let us know.
Conference, Symposium, Seminar, Poster Session or High Volume Printing?
If you know of a conference, symposium, seminar, poster session or have a high volume of printing to do, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time and let us know the approximate number of posters that will need to be printed and the desired time frame for completion. This will allow our team to make sure we have enough printing supplies and resources available to print your request on time.
Finish your poster completely
Creating a poster-sized PDF from your Mac
You will need to login to our system to submit your poster request using UMROOT\uniquename and password.
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