Large Format Printing & Scanning
Large Format Printing
Prints made on our Epson Large Format printer must be larger than 13" x 19" and can be no larger than 43.5" x 72".
Cost to print on the large format printer is $1.65/square foot. All requests are printed on rolled Epson Enhanced Matte paper (10.3mil, 192gsm). A small amount of excess paper may be left that will incur cost and must be trimmed by the patron.
All large format print requests are processed on our
2018 Epson SureColor P8000 Designer Edition Printer.
For more information on this equipment, click here.
How Do I Submit a File for Large Format Printing?
- Make sure your file is in CMYK mode. This will be a better representation of how your colors will print.
- Set your DPI (dots per inch) to at least 300. This will keep your image from appearing too blurry or pixilated.
- Set your image to the exact size you need printed. Lab staff cannot resize your image.
- Add crop marks if needed to alleviate trimming challenges.
- Save your file in one of these recommended formats: PNG, BMP, TIFF, TGA, or PDF (high resolution format). If saving from a PowerPoint slide, always save as PDF.
- Submit a print request via our online form here.
Allow at least one (1) business day for single poster printing. Submitting multiple files within a request will only expand the queue and should expect a longer processing time. Prints for large events such as the Student Research and Creative Activity Fair and other events with high poster printing demand should be submitted 7 business days prior to the date needed. Prints not picked up within one week of completion are subject to a fine on the patron's library account.
The UNO Criss Library is in compliance with copyright laws. Printing is reserved for UNO students, faculty and staff only. We only process requests for academic projects and campus-related events. Creative Production Lab services are not available for commissioned work and profit enterprises.
Large Format Scanning
No reservation is necessary. Lab staff can assist, if needed.
For scans larger than 12" x 18" and up to 44", we have a Contex IQ 4400 large format scanner .
General guidance and policy for scanning on the Contex:
- No media allowed that is thicker than 2mm.
- Materials with movable mediums need to be sprayed with enough fixative that a person could run their finger across the surface without smudging it.
- Artworks including abrasive materials such as thick stroke acrylics should not have their highest point exceed 2mm or it risks scratching the surface of the glass. These works are subject to refusal of machine use, and will be suggested for photography recording.
- Delicate artworks should not be used on the as the rollers might rip the material.
For traditional flat bed scanning up to 12" x 18", we have an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner.
Questions? Contact lab staff and we can help you with your project.