UTSOA

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture

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plotting

PLAIN QUEUE

3 dedicated HP DesignJet Triple Roll T7100 36" plotters provide high quality greyscale or full color output on our standard preloaded 36" rolls of 24# coated color bond paper.

PHOTO QUEUE

2 dedicated HP DesignJet Triple Roll T7100 36" plotters provide very high quality greyscale or full color output on standard preloaded 36" rolls of photo satin paper.

SUPERHW QUEUE

2 dedicated HP DesignJet Triple Roll T7100 36" plotters provide high quality greyscale or full color output on our standard preloaded 36" rolls of Super Heavy Weight paper. 

MYLAR QUEUE

1 dedicated HP DesignJet Triple Roll T7100 36" plotter provides high quality greyscale or full color output on our standard preloaded 36" rolls of Mylar paper.

VELLUM QUEUE

1 dedicated HP DesignJet Triple Roll T7100 36" plotter provides high quality greyscale or full color output on our standard preloaded 36" rolls of Vellum paper.

 

WATERCOLOR QUEUE

1 dedicated HP DesignJet Triple Roll T7100 36" plotter provides high quality greyscale or full color output on our 36" rolls of Watercolor paper.

HOW TO PLOT:

Using ONLY Firefox or Google Chrome on either the Mac or PC, login to the following with your EID & Password: http://soa-plot.austin.utexas.edu

PLOTTING RATES

PLOTTING COSTS FOR TYPICAL SIZES

SPECIALTY MEDIA COSTS: (IN ADDITION TO THE REGULAR PLOTTING COST)

PLOTTING TIPS

Need to print a large PDF file? Optimize it to shrink the file size, which will get your print through the queue faster and with fewer problems.

If you want to print from Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign, DON'T DO IT! Instead, save the file as a PDF, open it in Acrobat Pro, optimize it, and print from Acrobat Pro. This controls the file size and provides a way to reduce printing errors such as rotated and cut-off prints.

Step 1. Open your PDF in Acrobat Pro. Click Advanced, PDF Optimizer.

Step 2. Change "Make compatible with" to "Acrobat 7.0 and later"

[Note: people with Acrobat 6.0 and earlier won't be able to open your file if you send it to them.]

Step 3. Click Images on the left. Change the two Quality settings to "High".

[Note: in some cases you may need to choose Maximum quality to better preserve image quality; however, the trade off is usually a much larger file size and a longer print time.]

Step 4. Click Discard Objects on the left. Make sure everything is checked

Step 5. Click Discard User Data on the left. Make sure everything is checked

Step 6. Click Clean Up on the left. Make sure everything is checked

Step 7. Click OK. Choose a location to save your optimized file. Don't save over your original filename, in case you need to go back and adjust settings. Add the word "opt" to your file name so you know it's been optimized (example: elevation-opt.pdf). Now print the new PDF.