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Large Format Printing
The cost of printing on any of our three large format printers is $4.50 per square foot. The minimum dimensions are 12 by 12 inches. The minimum cost is $10.00.
We accept budget numbers, checks and U cards for payment.
To produce your large format print you must complete the following steps.
Note: A consultant on duty will assist you with all large format print jobs. Large format print jobs must be started thirty minutes before Coffman B060 lab closing time to ensure the print completes during open hours.
- Create the large format print document.
- Use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator. or Microsoft PowerPoint.
- Set the size of your document to the size of the printout you desire. There are three printers to which you might send your print job:
- HP Designjet Z6100 is the most frequently used printer. It can print 41 inches wide (paper is 42 inches wide).
- HP Designjet 5500 is the largest printer. It can print 59 inches wide (paper is 60 inches wide).
- Epson Styus 9900 Pro is the high resolution photography printer. It can print 43 inches wide (paper is 44 inches wide). To use this printer you need to make an appointment to use it. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The recommended resolution of source images is between 200 and 300 dpi.
- Bring in the original Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator. or Microsoft PowerPoint file.
- Ask the consultant behind the desk to help you with your large format print. The consultant will use the LFP Processor application, which will take care of resizing and rotation.
- You need to pay for your print before you send it to the printer.
- You can pay for your print by using a EFS number (aka budget number), by personal check or by cash on your ucard.
- Receipts are available.
- Consultants will then send your document to the printer using Posterjet program.
- Allow time for ink to dry before cutting.
- We recommend waiting five minutes before you roll up your print out.
- We also recommend you leave your print out face up, unrolled and in a dark place for the first 24 hours after your print has been printed. This is so the print will have time to fully dry and become more resistant to fading.