Large Format Printing

Color and large format printing (e.g. posters) is available for a fee during business hours in the Center for New Media Design (CNMD), located on the first floor of Upjohn Library Commons.

Student print credits cannot be used in the CNMD. Please pay by cash or check; credit cards are not accepted.

Students are responsible for printing their own work, except what is printed on the large format printer. The large format printer is available for academic use only. Art students needing to print their work to the large format printer can schedule a time to be trained in using the printer. Call the Center for New Media Design at 269.337.7137 or stop by to schedule an appointment.

Large Format Printing Costs

Laserjet Printing

Plain paper, grayscale

  • Letter (8.5″ x 11″): 10¢
  • Legal (8.5″ x 14″): 15¢
  • Ledger (11″ x 17″): 25¢

Plain paper, color

  • Letter (8.5″ x 11″): 50¢
  • Legal (8.5″ x 14″): 75¢
  • Ledger (11″ x 17″): $1

Matte paper

  • Letter (8.5″ x 11″): $1

Inkjet Printing

Matte paper (grayscale or color)

  • Letter (8.5″ x 11″): $1
  • Super A3/B (13″ x 19″): $5
  • A (17″ x 22″): $7
  • 36″ x 24″: $10.50
  • 48″ x 36″: $21
  • 24″ x 32″: $9.30

Pearl paper (grayscale or color)

  • Letter (8.5″ x 11″): $1
  • Super A3/B (13″ x 19″): $6
  • A (17″ x 22″): $9
  • 36″ x 24″: $19.50
  • 48″ x 36″: $35*
  • 24″ x 32″: $17.33

For any size over 17″ x 22″

Price is determined by square foot of the print size.

  • Matte: $1.75/sq ft
  • Pearl: $3.25/sq ft

Print material options that are only available for print sizes over 17″ x 22″

  • Adhesive back fabric: $3.25/sq ft
  • Fabric: $5/sq ft

Paper and Fabric

The matte paper used in inkjet printing is LexJet’s Premium Archival Matte Paper. It is “a smooth, neutral-white, matte paper for high-quality fine art and photo reproduction. The paper supports accurate color reproduction and high-contrast, high-resolution output, and is acid-free for a longer print life with pigment inks. It features a heavy weight (230 gsm), thick base (9.5 mil), and an instant-dry coating that resists fingerprints and smudging.”

The pearl paper used in inkjet printing is LexJet’s Sunset Photo eSatin 300g. It is a “premium-quality, resin-coated inkjet photo paper that professional photographers rave about. They like it because the prints they deliver to their customers feel noticeably thicker, heavier, and more durable than mass-market inkjet photo papers; the latest generation is even thicker than before at 11.5 mil. The slightly textured, satin (or lustre) surface is like the E-surface papers that were popular in darkroom printing. The print surface doesn’t show fingerprints or reflect glare like glossy papers. This paper’s excellent ink retention properties produce an exceptionally large color gamut for bright, realistically saturated colors and accurate skin tones. Plus, the latest version has an even wider color gamut and an improved white point for greater contrast.”

The adhesive back fabric, Photo Tex, sticks to any non-porous flat surface and is easy to install. Photo Tex works indoors, so the sharp graphics will not shrink, wrinkle or rip in any temperature. Photo Tex wraps around corners, poles, and it is removable, reusable, and repositionable and won’t leave residue behind. Other application ideas for this fabric include windows, doors, sign boards, and elevators.