General Information about Inkjet & Plotter Printing

All of the IC inkjet printers process through the same RIP software, Onyx Thrive.  

Each of our print media is color profiled with an i1Pro 2 Spectrophotometer utilizing the i1Profiler software. 

All inkjet printers are on a regular maintenance schedule with nozzle checks and print head alignments. The printers are color profiled at the start of each semester and are adjusted as necessary throughout. 

Crop “corners” can be requested for all inkjet print jobs, however, if you require true crop marks, you must export the file with crop marks.

By default, the Imaging Center will print your image in the center of the paper roll. We can not determine the white border on your image. If you need a 1” white margin on each side of your image, save that within your file in addition to crop marks. You will be charged accordingly.

If submitting a PDF with multiple pages, make sure to note the different image sizes on the print request form.

The Imaging Center may “gang files up” in order to provide quicker turnaround times and to save media. This will not affect your price quote as the IC bills by the square foot of the image. If files are “grouped together”, there will be at least .5” between each image.  

Remember to outline all of your type before saving/exporting your file as a PDF.

Turnaround Times

Your print job will be completed in the order it was received. 

The standard turnaround time for the plotter & inkjet printers is approximately 1-3 full business days. This does not include weekends or holidays.

At this time, there are no “Rush” options available. Please be aware that during midterms and finals, turnaround times can increase up to 2-3 business days. 

If you would like to do a test strip, please select the “Please print a test strip” option. Test strips can take up to 1 business day. Once you are satisfied and “approve” your print, you may then submit the final order for the full-sized image. Information on test strips can be found HERE

You will be notified via your CCS email when your job has been completed.