Color Plotting for Rice ID Holders

DMC Printers and Plotter

The Digital Media Commons Plotter Printing Cost Calculator

The poster printing service at the DMC is intended for Rice students, faculty and staff. Non-Rice users may join Friends of Fondren Library to print at the DMC.

Payment Type Esther Account
  Interdepartmental Transfer (IDT)
Ink Coverage Classes Text or line drawing
  Text + image
  Image
Paper Type 36" Semi-glossy paper
  60" Semi-glossy paper
  36" Fabric/canvas
  60" Fabric/canvas
Printing Dimensions
Width (inches)
Height (inches)

Note: In the above calculator, the width and height should be the poster dimensions. The poster height is the length of the paper used.

Click here for Plotter Printing Guide

Pricing

For external payers (i.e. non Interdepartmental transfer payers)

  1. Effective July 1, 2018, any Rice ID holders will be charged to his/her Esther account for printing at the DMC. No cash or checks will be accepted from Rice ID holders. Friends of Fondren may still pay by cash or check.
  2. DMC printers are not connected to the Owlnet printing network. Therefore, the cost of printing will not be post-charged to your student's print account.

Poster Printing

Ink Cost/square foot

 

Price

 

1 (line drawing, text)

$1.00

 

2 (mix of text and image)

$1.80

 

3 (image)

$2.60

Paper cost/linear foot

 

 

 

36” Semi-glossy

$1.50

 

60” Semi-glossy

$2.30

 

36” Canvas

$2.30

 

60” Canvas

$4.00

Cost = [content type * (width * height)] + [paper type * height]

Locate the unit price in the price table by paper type and class level.

 

For internal payers (i.e. interdepartmental transfer payers):

Poster Printing

Ink Cost/square foot

 

 

 

1 (line drawing, text)

$.59

 

2 (mix of text and image)

$1.07

 

3 (image)

$1.54

Paper cost/linear foot

 

 

 

36” Semi-glossy

$0.89

 

60” Semi-glossy

$1.37

 

36” Canvas

$1.37

 

60” Canvas

$2.37

Cost = [content type * (width * height)] + [paper type * height]

Locate the unit price in the price table by paper type and class level.

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Alternative Campus Resources:

Mudd Building (Mudd 109)

Note: The Mudd Printers have primarily been used by students and students will be charged to their Owlnet printing accounts. The information was prepared primarily for student use of these plotters. It is not clear how faculty and staff will be charged. You can call Rice help desk at x4357 to get more information.

Paper Printer Model PC Queue Name Cost per linear foot
roll paper 
(36" x 150')
Plotters plotter1, 
plotter2,
plotter3,
plotter4
$3.00/linear foot
roll paper 
(36" x 150')
gplotter gplotter

$7.00/linear foot (glossy paper only)

For Use In Fondren
Quantity: 
1