Plotter Printing Process

Effective 1/1/2015

To significantly cut down on wasted ink and paper, as well as wasted time spent collecting project files/advising students on how to save as a PDF, the process outlined below has been put in place.  This will allow OCC and the professors to plan appropriately for poster prints, which shall help ensure all students get their posters printed.  It will decrease supply costs significantly, and reduce man-hours spent on printing posters.

  • The professor/TA notifies OCC by sending an email to CEAS-USERHELP@listserv.uc.edu at least two weeks prior to an upcoming plotting job for the CEAS course.  This would include the number of plots that will be required for that assignment.  Based on this information, OCC will work with the professor to schedule a deadline for submitting the PDF files to OCC and determine their preferred method of delivering the files to OCC.
  • The professor/TA of the class requiring the poster to be printed collects all of the PDF formatted poster files.  Once all the students have submitted their files to the professor/TA, the professor/TA forwards them to OCC for final printing.  This can be done by shared network storage, Cloud storage, USB Drive, or even DVD.
  • OCC will complete the print jobs, collect all of the posters printed and store them in ERC 628.
  • The students may then pick up their print jobs according to the date provided.