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The Print Depot Overview
Posted by Erika Rydberg, Last modified by Melinda Barnsley on 12 October 2017 02:01 PM

The Print Depot at Lamson Library and Learning Commons offers a variety of printing resources for Plymouth State University students, faculty and staff. Resources include large format printing, photo printing, lamination and 3D printing.

Print Depot Hours

During the Academic Semester:

Mon – Thurs:  9AM – 9PM

Fri – Sat: 12PM – 5PM

Sunday: 1 PM – 9 PM

Please check the library website for exceptions to normal building hours.

Large Format and Photo Printing

We have an Epson Sure Color P800 photo printer which can handle photographic media from 4’ x 6” to 17” x 22.” The printer features 8-color pigment ink technology and has the maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440 dpi while utilizing variable sized ink droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters.

The wide-format printer is an HP DesignJet Z-5400; a multi-roll printer which produces long lasting prints – including posters, photos, line drawings, maps and more. The printer holds up to a 44” wide rolled media our current maximum size is 42"; we currently have a number of papers for the printer including poster paper, gloss and satin. Maximum resolution is 2400 x 1200 dpi with pigment based inks.

Accepted file types are .PDF, .TIFF, .JPG, .PPTX

3D Printing

3D Printers lay down heated plastic in layers to create three dimensional objects. With this technology, patrons can create prototypes, replacement parts and final products. Our 3D printing services include required consultation, evaluation of submitted 3D models, print processing and 3D object printing. 3D models are created using CAD software or tools like a 3D scanner. Print times can vary depending upon factors such as object size, object density and resolution.

The Lulzbot TAZ 5 has a maximum print size of 11.4 x 10.8 x 9.8 inches. 

The Ultimaker 2 Extended+ has a maximum print size of 8.8 x 8.8 x 12.0 inches.

The Zortrax M200 has a maximum print size of 7.9 x 7.9 by 7.1 inches.

Accepted file type is .STL.

Colors 

For the colors we offer for 3D printing please see the image below. Please note we do run out of colors, so when selecting color it is best to submit your top two choices  in the notes section of the Print Depot

form. We currently offer three materials PLA, ABS and PETG. We use ABS exclusively with our Zortrax printer - at this time we have limited supplies of ABS. 

 Print Depot Colors

Lamination 

The Pro-Lam PL-238WF 38” Wide Format Roll Laminator is a high performance commercial roll laminator; our laminator is designed specifically for mounting and laminating wide format output. 

Pricing

Large Format (Poster Printing)

$10 per linear foot (charged based on longest side)

Maximum printable width is 42”

Instant dry paper

Photo quality with the ability to do a full bleed.

Photo Printing

4” x 6” (gloss)           50¢ per sheet

8.5” X 11” (matte)  $1.00 per sheet

8.5” x 11” (gloss)    $1.25 per sheet

11” x17” (matte)    $2.00 per sheet

11” x 17” (gloss)    $2.50 per sheet

3D Printing

PLA Plastic 

$3 set up fee per build

+ 4¢ per gram of weight* (material cost)

+ 50¢ per hour of print time

* Includes support material

Lamination 

$1 a linear foot (charged by longest side) maximum width 36" 

Payment and Policy Information

Forms of payment: cash, credit or PSU department FOAPAL.  Payment is due at the time of printing.  Please note: we are not able to accept personal checks nor pcards. PSU Print Quota and PSU Flex Cash cannot be used to pay for Print Depot services. Be sure to proofread your work.  We do not allow for free reprints for spelling errors or poor image/file quality. If you are printing a project at the end of the semester, please note that is a high-volume time for our printers. We do ask that you submit print projects at least 36 hours prior to your desired print processing time. Keep in mind we do not at this time process submissions on Saturdays or Sundays. Some print(s) will take longer depending on the print medium and our queue. Keep in mind print time(s) will vary.

Print Submission

Please follow the instructions and submit your print(s) to us online at go/printdepot. If you have trouble accessing the link in Google Chrome type in http://go/printdepot The direct link is here. Once you have submitted a print and it has gone through successfully you should receive an automated email notification. 

Please take note - if your file is over 20 MB you will have to upload it to OneDrive following the instructions in order to submit your file(s) to the Print Depot.

An outline of the instructions for OneDrive
One Drive
1. Upload your file to your Microsoft OneDrive Account
2. Once uploaded click on your file and select "get link"
3. Select "edit link - no sign-in required" in the drop down menu.
4. Paste the URL from the box that appears in the box below.

For any questions about the Print Depot please email helpdesk@plymouth.edu and see our brochure below also available at the Help Desk



Attachments 
 
 Brochure Print Depot September2017.pdf (468.89 KB)
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