Date: 
09.04.17

Printing and Plotting

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The School of Architecture provides four plotters and three printers for student use. Toner and paper for each machine is purchased and stocked by the SoA IT department. The IT department also maintains each machine to ensure functionality. The location, name, and model of each plotter and printer is below.

Plotters

Roll media for the plotters is designed to work with those specific machines. If special media for a project is required, please see the IT department. Media sample books are available for review. We ask that you speak with us before purchasing roll media for the plotters to ensure that the paper purchased will work with the plotters. Using media not approved by the manufacturers could potentially cause damage to the plotters and result in unnecessary downtime. 

The IT department monitors the paper and toner remotely and will change as needed. If the plotter is out of paper or toner after hours, we ask that you use another plotter until we are able to change it.

HP DesignJet Z5400 PostScript Plotter

  • Printer Name: HPPLOTGND
  • Paper Loaded: 35lb HP Coated Heavyweight Bond
  • Paper Dimensions: 36” x 300’
  • Ink: Pigmented
  • Core size: 2”
  • Max Paper size in width: 42”
  • Location: Ground Floor S04
  • Cost per square foot - $1.50

OCE ColorWave 650 Canon PostScript Plotter

  • Printer Name: OCEPLOTGND
  • Paper Loaded: 24lb Regular Bond
  • Paper Dimensions: 42” x 300’
  • Ink: Wax
  • Core size: 3”
  • Max Paper size in width: 42”
  • Location: Ground Floor S04
  • Cost per square foot - $1.00

OCE ColorWave 650 Canon PostScript Plotter

  • Printer Name: OCEPLOT2ND
  • Paper Loaded: 40lb Heavyweight Bond
  • Paper Dimensions: 42” x 300’
  • Ink: Wax
  • Core size: 3”
  • Max Paper size in width: 42”
  • Location: 2nd Floor Printer Room
  • Cost per square foot - $1.50

HP DesignJet T1200 PostScript Plotter

  • Printer Name: HPPLOTMEZ
  • Paper Loaded: 20lb Plain Bond
  • Paper Dimensions: 36” x 300’
  • Ink: Pigmented
  • Core size: 2”
  • Max Paper size in width: 42”
  • Location: Mezzanine
  • Cost per square foot - $0.75

Printers

Two Xerox color printers and one black and white printer are available for use. The Xerox printers print 8.5 x 11 and 11 x 17. The HP black and white printer, located in the PhD room, prints 8.5 x 11 only. There is a manual tray for the Xerox printers if you would like to use different media than provided. If using specialty media, please see the IT department prior to printing.

Xerox 7800DX Phaser LEDPrinter

  • Printer Name: XEROXGND
  • Paper Loaded: Bond 8.5x11 and 11x17
  • Location: Ground Floor S04
  • Paper Options: Multiple

HP Printer (only available to PhD students)

  • Printer Name: ARC-DRMONO
  • Paper Loaded: Bond 8.5x11
  • Ink: Inkjet
  • Location: PhD Room, 1st Floor

Xerox 7800DX Phaser LED Printer

  • Printer Name: XEROX2ND
  • Paper Loaded: Bond 8.5x11 and 11x17
  • Location: 2nd Floor Printer Room
  • Paper Options: Multiple

Equitrac

Equitrac is a printing application used by the School of Architecture to track printer usage and to charge for plotting/printing.

To print to any of the Xerox printers, HP Plotters or OCE plotters, you will need to install the Equitrac Express Client on your computer. Instructions and installation files can be found by connecting to \\lowrie\archsare\soasoftware.

Equitrac Express Client is already installed on the SoA Lab computers and is connected to your NetID. 

Before a print job is submitted, Equitrac will prompt you for your NetID and password and provide a window with the cost of the print job and how much you have left in your printing account. Choose Accept to send the print job. 

Each undergraduate and M. Arch student begins the term with a $150 credit (Ph.D students should talk with the IT department). Once these funds are depleted, students can request funds be added to their account for printing. That amount is recorded and charged to your student account at the end of the month. 

If your printing account is low on funds, send an email to archcomp@princeton.edu indicating the following information:

  • NetID and Amount to add to your account

Requests will be answered in 24 hours or less.


Cost

There is a charge associated with each print and plot. The cost structure is below:

8.5x11 Page - $0.25

11x17 Page - $0.50

20# Plain Bond - $0.75 per square foot

24# Bond - $1.00 per square foot

35# and 40# Heavyweight Bond - $1.50 per square foot

Specialty Roll Media – See the IT Department


SoA Resources Fee

In addition to charge-for-plotting and printing, each M. Arch student is charged an annual SoA Resources Fee of $350, $175 per term.  These funds are used to support around-the-clock use of the SoA computing lab, architecture specific software, unlimited access to printer and plotters, and use of other facilities in the building.