Plotter (Poster Printer) Guide: Océ Plotter

A step-by-step guide to wide-format printing at the Main and Mudd Library.

Library Plotters

NEW! Both Main Library & Mudd Library have new Plotters for you to use! The Oce ColorWave 600 is now available for use at both locations. Printing is faster, more sustainable, and easier than ever. To accomodate the additional plotter & its improved features, the cost has risen from $1.50 to $2.50 per square foot.

The plotter is a self-service, wide-format printer located in the Information Commons and the 2nd floor of the Mudd Library.

To set up your document for printing, select the program you are using from the tabs above. If your program is not available, please see the nearest service desk for assistance. Both desks are staffed any time the libraries are open.

Note to users printing 24x36 or 36x24
If you are using a PC for setup, we recommend following the PDF guide, and follow the tabbed instructions here:
http://libguides.northwestern.edu/plotter/PC-PDF

Size & Cost

Paper: 20lb bond paper only
Minimum 3mm margins
36" roll size available in 20lb bond
24" and 42" roll size available in 28lb bond

One edge of print must be less than or equal to maximum available roll size.
Other edge can be any size, min. 10" max. 150"

Please see staff for information on available roll sizes, or for help changing the available rolls, setting up your file to print, and all other assistance with the Plotter!

Plotter printing costs $2.50 per square foot.

Calculate Printing Cost

Length (in) ="
Width (in) ="
Cost: $

Printing Help

If you need help with our NUPrint system or have questions about paying for printing, please visit the NUPrint Guide:

Specifications

For large-sized prints, maps, posters, signs, banners and reproductions.

Printer name: find this printer from the printer options on library public PCs:
PC:  IC-PLOTTER, MUDD-PLOTTER

Mac: IC-PLOTTER-MAC, MUDD-PLOTTER-MAC

 

Locations

Want to print a poster? Come try our Plotter! This plotter is located in the Information Commons, just down the steps from the main entrance. - see map (below)

 

Mudd Library Level 2 (entrance level)

Other Large Format Printers

Other areas on campus offer large format printing.
Note: The information in this guide is only for the Plotters in the Northwestern University Library Information Commons and the Mudd Library. Pricing and procedures will vary for large format printing at other locations.

Evanston CampusBiological Imaging Facility
Chicago Campus: SMPP@RIC, or FedEx@Searle Building.

Need help to create posters? Check out this Guide.

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