Some notes before you begin
Please ensure that your poster is 3 inches smaller in both height and width than your desired printed area. This will ensure that your poster does not get cut off by the printer borders. For example if your desired poster size is 39 in x 51 in, set the page size of your poster to be 36 in x 48 in (ARCH E). Powerpoint is not able to make posters larger then 53", so if you need a poster larger then this, please contact us.
Printing a poster from your own PC requires the installation of specific printer drivers. If you have not yet done so, please visit AICT to download and install the correct driver according to your system. These drivers have already been installed on the DiTRL computers.
Printing to the 42" wide plain paper plotter costs $7.50/linear foot
Printing to the 42" wide glossy paper plotter costs $15.00/linear foot
Printing to the 54" wide plain paper plotter costs $15.00/linear foot
Select HP Z6100 as your printer.
A new window labelled 'Document Properties' should appear. Select advanced.
A new window labelled 'Advanced Options' should appear, click 'Edit Custom Page Size', a new window labelled 'Custom Page Size Definition' should appear, here the paper size must be changed to the appropriate type.
If your poster is 3ft x 4ft please change the paper size as follows (This is the most common poster size).
Select Ok to all above windows.
Save the printer file. This is the actual file that will be sent to AICT via your web browser. Please ensure that the file is named with the file extension '.prn' or '.ps'.
Find your '.prn' or '.ps' file. Right Click. Select 'Convert to Adobe PDF'.
This will create a PDF version of your poster and is for viewing purposes only. The plotter at AICT will print exactly what is seen in this PDF; therefore, any errors that may occur will appear here. Some common problems are:
poster edges have been cut off
figures have been distorted
symbols do not appear
If you are completely satisfied with your poster please proceed to step 9. If you have found an error that you wish to correct, you must go back and edit the ORGINAL poster (powerpoint document) and then repeat steps 1-8.
If you need any extra assistance, please ask one of our technicians (B-426, 492-0846)