Faculty & Staff

The Imaging Center will accept staff and faculty print jobs through the department print request form. If color prints or posters are being charged to a department, an 8-digit budget code number is required in order for the job to be processed. The appropriate account number can be obtained from your Program Manager.

Price Quotes

IC Techs will send you a print estimate when a print job is submitted via CCS email during our business hours. You will have the opportunity to approve the estimate and your job will be processed. If you submit a job outside of those hours, expect an estimate to be sent within one hour of opening the following business day.  

If you do not receive an estimate or price quote, please let us know. It is highly recommended that you calculate your own job cost prior to coming into the Imaging Center. 

Turnaround Times

Your print job will be completed in the order it was received. The standard turnaround time for the laser printers is 1 full business day. The standard turnaround time for the inkjet printers is 2 full business days. There are no “Rush” options currently. Please be aware that during midterms and finals, turnaround times can increase up to 2-3 business days. It is likely that your department request will be complete before this time. 

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

Special Projects

We will work to the best of our ability in the Imaging Center to meet your special print and paper requests. Please contact Michelle Peck to talk about the logistics, such as scheduling needs or paper requests.

Sponsored Studios

For faculty teaching a sponsored project course, or any other course that will require large-scale printing, please contact Michelle Peck in the Imaging Center within the first few weeks of the semester with information on what type and how much printing is needed to complete the project and any major due dates.

In order to set up a student print budget, the Imaging Center will need a current class roster and budget authorization from the Office of Partnerships. 

More information on sponsored studio policies can be found HERE.

Personal Projects

Faculty & staff are welcome to print personal projects in the Imaging Center. The IC does reserve the right to extend the turnaround time for staff and faculty personal print jobs in order to complete the student and/or department workload.

Target Birds

Sponsored Studios

Students enrolled in a class with a sponsored studio have funds allotted to them at the start of the semester. Once the IC receives a class roster and information on what type of printing the project will entail, the budget will be open for eligible students to use.

All printing will be submitted by the student through the IC regular print forms.

A student involved in a sponsored studio that has funds available can utilize the Imaging Center and print without having to pay out of pocket. IC management keeps a running tally of each student’s spending and reports it back to the department and the Office of Partnerships. Any remaining cost over the budgeted amount is the student’s responsibility.

Print jobs using sponsored project money must be used for sponsored project content only. Any unusual spending will be reported directly to the instructor and department chair.

Print Submission Process

Students are responsible for submitting their files via our print request forms found on our Let’s Print site. Students will be responsible for trimming and pinning up boards before the presentation.

The Imaging Center does not offer any type of mounting services.

Final Presentation Printing Details

Notable Dates

Budgets open for process work (unless otherwise specified) after the Drop/Add deadline (generally Week FOUR of the semester).

Paper type & print specifications are determined by the instructor and are due to IC Management four weeks from the semester end.

Individual projects will have individual deadlines and will be determined by week seven.

File Specifications

  • File Type | high-resolution JPG or flattened PDF 
  • File Name | ccsusername_sponsored_printdimensions (ex. mpeck_gm_35x120.jpg)
  • File Size | 300MB or less 
  • Resolution | minimum of 150ppi and a maximum of 300ppi
  • Paper Types | Instructors are responsible for reviewing student files & selecting the paper type.

Important Information for Final Presentations

Correct files turned in on time will be printed and guaranteed for pick-up by the date and time listed on the Fall 2022 Sponsored Project Printing Schedule.

If a submitted file is not ready for print or not saved in the correct format, it will be returned to the student to fix. Late files or files that need correction are not guaranteed to be completed before the due date and will be put into the standard queue. If a file is returned to a student to fix, an email will go to both the student and the instructor with details on resubmission.

If the student exceeds the budgeted amount, IC Management will email the student and copy the instructor to give the student the option of printing on the draft-quality printer at a lower cost.

Print Pickup for Final Presentations

Students will be notified by CCS email when their print has been completed.

Students will be given a link to schedule an appointment to pick up in person or via the locker system on the 2nd floor of the Taubman. 

finals printing
Finals Week – Fall 2019

Sponsored Studio | Inkjet Printer Options

length x width / 144 x $ = cost of print

The chart above shows examples of common file sizes and pricing info
The Imaging Center has an Epson T5270d plotter & Epson T7270d plotter – draft quality inkjet
  • This plotter prints draft quality or proof-of-concept images.
  • Files must be saved at 43.76” wide or less in order to be accepted for print. 
  • The paper type will be either 45” Bond or Satin. Paper is selected by the instructor. 
  • Prints are charged at $3.00/sq. ft.
The Imaging Center has two Epson 9900 printers – high-quality inkjet
  • Files must be saved at 43.76” wide or less in order to be accepted for print. 
  • The paper type will be either Enhanced Matte or Premium Luster. Paper is selected by the instructor. 
  • Prints are charged at $6.00/sq. ft.
Important Printing Information To Note: 
  • If the student has a 70” wide board, they will need to separate this into two separate files. It is recommended that they split the image in half. They would be submitting two files at 35” wide. Please encourage a slight overlap in the instance that they mess up while trimming. 
  • It is recommended that prints longer than 120” long be reduced in size or split into multiple prints. With longer prints, there is more risk for print heads to become clogged, paper to run out, or other miscellaneous issues to occur. When this happens, the print must be restarted from the beginning causing paper waste and longer than normal turnaround times. 
  • Files are printed in the center of the paper roll.
  • The printers do not print to the edge. There will be a small white border. Images will need to be trimmed out by the student.
rolled up plotter prints
Rolled up sponsored project prints from Fall 2019