Digital Printing

Locations of Student Printers

East Studio (up to 11" x 17")

Arch Letter letter size B&W single-sided 10¢/page default double-sided
  letter size B&W double-sided 7¢/side default double-sided
Arch Tabloid letter size B&W 10¢/page no double-sided
  tabloid size B&W 20¢/page no double-sided
Arch Colour Tabloid letter size colour 25¢/page no double-sided
  tabloid size colour 50¢/page no double-sided

Resource Centre (up to 11" x 17")

Resource Centre printer letter size B&W 10¢/side default double-sided
  tabloid size B&W   20¢/side default double-sided

Sending a File to the Printer

  • Print directly from a lab computer in the studio.
  • Select the appropriate queue: Arch Letter, Arch Tabloid, or Arch Colour Tabloid.
  • For detailed instructions, check the notice in the computer labs.

Cost

Printing costs in most computer labs across the university are debited from your DalCard.

Contact and Support

For laserprinting, contact Ken Kam.

Location for Large-format Printing

  • Digital Printing Lab (Room HA-15, ground floor, Medjuck Building): 44" or 36"-wide printer
  • Digital Lab (Room HA-26): 44" or 24"-wide printer

Contact and Support

  • For large-format printing, see Ken Kam, Room HA15 (ground floor, Medjuck Building); 902-494-3283; ken.kam@dal.ca; weekdays between 8:00 and 4:00.
  • An assistant may be available in the evening and during peak times in the term.

Print Sizes

  • The PRO 4000 (44") printer can produce black-and-white and colour prints up to 1200 dpi and up to 44" wide. The maximum length depends on the software (AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.).
  • The HP Z3200 (24") printer is used for black-and-white and colour prints up to 2880 dpi.
  • The HP Z5600 (44") printer is used for black-and-white and colour prints.
  • You print directly from a lab computer to these printers.

Taking a Colour File to the Printer

  • Before proceeding, check with Ken on the proper file format to use: e.g., JPEG vs. PDF, Illustrator vs. Photoshop.
  • Copy the file onto a USB flash drive, then take it to the Digital Printing Lab (Room HA15). You can also place the file in your OneDrive account.
  • You are expected to print your own files.
  • For major deadlines, when an entire class wants prints, extended hours will be posted on the bulletin board several days in advance.

Cost

The cost of a print depends on the ink coverage. If you need to know how much a print will cost, see Ken before asking her to print it. Bring cash when you pick up your prints (no debit, no credit card, no DalCard).

Location for Large-format Scanning

  • Digital Printing Lab (Room HA-15, ground floor, Medjuck Building)

Contact and Support

  • For large-format scanning, see Ken, Room HA15 (ground floor, Medjuck Building); 902-494-3283; ken.kam@dal.ca; weekdays between 8:00 and 4:00.

Instructions

  • The scanner can handle drawings up to 40" wide.
  • Scanning is self-serve, but before you proceed, please check with Ken to confirm that the drawing material can be fed safely through the scanner.