The VPA plot labs offer student’s access to state-of-the-art printing technologies for large format full color printing. Within the lab, we can print on over nine different types of paper including Matt-Poly, Adhesive Matt-Poly, Super Heavy Weight, Coated, Vellum, Clear Film, Semi-Gloss, Gloss Photo, and Scrim. All plot labs within the VPA are staffed with technicians who will assist students with the printing process. All files prepared for the printing process will be submitted through one of the technicians on staff. USB drives can be signed out for easy of file transfer.
**When submitting a file for the printing process be sure to save the file in a .pdf format with the file name in the following format: SU Net ID_Type of Paper_File Name.**
The plot lab at the Nancy Cantor Warehouse is in place to support all VPA students with access to large format color printing and vinyl cutting. The lab houses a small fleet of printers including three HP z6200, a HP z6800, and one CNC vinyl cutter. This space operates as a service bureau, and file submission should adhere to the general plot lab guidelines. Students are encourage to utilize the lab space and tools to complete any post process work necessary for their projects. The Warehouse Plot lab offers the widest variety of paper types within the VPA, and is ideal for students seeking a range of printing options. Files should be sent at scale with any necessary compression. Technicians can help guide students in file setup, but are unable to make edits or changes to files.
**All large format prints are exempt from the VPA Shops printing refund policy. If a print is noticeably flawed due to a machine/employee error, a reprint may be requested upon receiving the print at zero cost to the recipient. All requests must take place with in (24) hours of printing. If a reprint request is made at a later date, it is up to the attending Shop manager's discretion, however the recipient may be responsible for the full price of the print regardless of prior circumstances. Please check all prints at time of pick up.**
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All students within VPA start the school year off with a credit of $40.00 for paper printing. Students can take advantage of this credit throughout any building on campus that has open access paper printing. A list of available printers/rates can be found at printing.syr.edu. Once logged in using your SU netID and password, students can release print jobs, view recent jobs, add funds, etc.
After you have sent a job to be printed, you must visit http://printing.syr.edu Log in with your NETID, to release any jobs to be printed.