The Print Depot Overview
Posted by Erika Rydberg, Last modified by Erika Rydberg on 23 August 2018 04:50 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, bulk printing 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, .AI
Want to know more about photo or large format printing? Check out the attached PowerPoint at the bottom of this page "Getting Ready to Print" for in-depth information about large format and photo 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
$3 set up fee per build
+ 4¢ per gram of weight* (material cost)
+ 50¢ per hour of print time
* Includes support material
Large format Lamination
Black and white $0.10 per page minimum page cost single sided sheets of $2.00 (20 page minimum)
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 72 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.
Please follow the instructions and submit your print(s) to us online at https://campus.plymouth.edu/it/print-depot/ or if you're on campus you can find the same page via go/printdepot. 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
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 email@example.com and see our brochure below also available at the Help Desk.