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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.

Size & Cost

Paper: 28lb bond paper only
Minimum 3mm margins
24", 36", and 42" paper available.

At least 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, including assistance with setting up your file to print on 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:


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

Printer name: find this printer from the printer options on library public PCs:




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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