Poster Cost Calculator

Cost = [price of Ink Coverage Class * (width in inch * height in inch)/144] + [price of paper type * height in inch/12]

Select payment type, ink coverage classes, and paper type, input width and height, then click Calculate button. 
Payment Type Esther Account
  Interdepartmental Transfer (IDT)
Ink Coverage Class 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:

  1. In the above calculator, the width and height should be the poster dimensions. The poster height is the length of the paper used.
  2. Canvas - 100% polyester, foldable and water resistant, doesn't make heavy creases, can be ironed on low heat. Good for travel.
  3. Semi-gloss paper - color looks great; less reflective, less glare in the light comparing to photo glossy paper.

Pricing

For individual payers (i.e. non Interdepartmental transfer payers)
Ink Cost
Ink Coverage Class Price/Square Foot
1 (line drawing, text) $1.00
2 (mix of text and image) $1.80
3 (image) $2.60  
Paper Cost
Paper Type                    Price/Linear Foot
36" Semi-glossy $1.50
60" Semi-glossy $2.30
36" Canvas $2.30
60" Canvas $4.00 
For interdepartmental transfer payers:
Ink Cost
Ink Coverage Class Price/Square Foot
1 (line drawing, text) $0.59
2 (mix of text and image) $1.07
3 (image) $1.54 
Paper Cost
Paper Type                    Price/Linear Foot
36" Semi-glossy $0.89
60" Semi-glossy $1.37
36" Canvas $1.37
60" Canvas $2.37  

Alternative Campus Resources:

Mudd Building (Mudd 109/110)

Note: The Mudd Printers have primarily been used by students and students will be charged to their Esther 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,
$3.00/linear foot
roll paper 
(36" x 150')
gplotter gplotter

$7.00/linear foot (glossy paper only)

Note: Plain paper is very cost effective. Photo glossy paper may introduce glare under light, but color looks great.

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