Printing and Copying FAQ

How do I print a poster for a conference? What does it cost?

UPDATE: (10/11/2018) I will be out of the office Tuesday the 16th through Thursday the 18th and will be back Friday the 19th, the only print schedule next week will be the Friday morning 10am-11am.

The printing schedule is:

  • Monday - CLOSED
  • Tues/Wed/Thurs - 10:00am-11:00am / 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Friday 10:00am-11:00am ONLY

To be added to our queue, please email us at at least 24 hours in advance of the day you need printing.

INSTAAR has an HP DesignJet Z6600 that can handle pretty much any kind of poster you can throw at it.  We print on cloth or glossy photo paper.  Our big poster printing sessions occur twice a year: Arctic Workshop in early spring, and AGU in December.  We recommend designing your poster in Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, and then converting it into a PDF for the final printing.  Many choose to use Microsoft PowerPoint to design their posters, but due to different operating systems and versions of PowerPoint, the end results can vary.  Contact to schedule a time to print your poster. We generally allow 30 minutes for each poster, which includes file setup, print, and trim times. Currently the cost to print is $7.00 per square foot when using a CU Speedtype, or $11 per square foot for personal payments.  We accept active speedtype numbers, Credit Cards, or personal checks made out to the University of Colorado as payment.

The plotter is located in the SEEC Building (4001 Discovery Dr, 80303) room C232 which is inside the Albert Bartlett Center (room C215)

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Can I get to a scanner?

The Konica-Minolta photocopiers are now located on 3 floors of SEEC, North 1st (Room N138B), South 1st (Room S139B) and South 2nd (Room S239B) and have scan-to-email functionality as well.  Each INSTAAR member should have a login on these machines.  Instructions for use of the scanning function are posted on the walls above the machines.  Contact if you have questions.

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How do I use the INSTAAR photocopiers?

INSTAAR leases three general-use Konica Minolta mulit-function color devices.  These machines serve as centralized printers, document scanners, and photocopiers.  By default, graduate students do not have color copies enabled.  All INSTAARs should have logins on these machines.  For photocopying and scanning, use your CU employee ID number as your password.  Please contact if you are an affiliate and do not have an employee ID number or if you believe you should be in the system, but are unable to login.  If you are using them as a printer, you will need to download and configure the appropriate driver.  This process involves several steps and it may be easier for one of us to configure the driver for you.

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