Knight:Poster printing

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Conspirator

Conspirator is the 42" plotter. There is also a 36" plotter that I haven't used. It is likely similar to use.

See Printing to Conspirator for information on how to print a poster. Note that this conflicts with the instructions given below. I am not sure which method is preferable.

See TIG's printing site for general information on printing in CSAIL.

From Microsoft Powerpoint on a Mac

Warning: these instructions need to be verified

  1. Go to File->Page Setup
  2. Click Options
  3. Choose Settings: Page attributes
  4. Choose Format for: conspirator on cups.csail.mit.edu
  5. Choose Paper Size: 42" x 60" (or whatever your poster size is).
  6. Click OK
  7. Click OK
  8. Choose Printer: conspirator on cups.csail.mit.edu
  9. Make sure Scale to fit Paper option is NOT checked
  10. The small page preview should show up eventually. Depending on the size of your file, it may take a while to render (10s of seconds). This is a good way to verify that your settings are correct.
  11. Click Print
  12. Go to conspirator and verify that the poster is printing correctly and that the colors look OK.
    • If you don't like the poster, cancel the job to avoid wasting ink.

If you file is large (i.e. contains a lot of large graphics), printing can take a long time. With really large files, it can take an hour.

From Adobe Acrobat on a Mac

Warning: these instructions need to be verified

  1. Go to File->Page Setup
  2. Click Options
  3. Choose Settings: Page attributes
  4. Choose Format for: conspirator on cups.csail.mit.edu
  5. Choose Paper Size: 42" x 60" (or whatever your poster size is).
  6. Go to File->Print
  7. Choose Printer: conspirator on cups.csail.mit.edu
  8. Choose Page Scaling: Fit to Paper
  9. Make sure the Auto-Rotate and Center option is clicked
  10. Click Print
  11. Go to conspirator and verify that the poster is printing correctly and that the colors look OK.
    • If you don't like the poster, cancel the job to avoid wasting ink.

PDFs tend to take less time to print (at least for LaTeX posters I've made where the figures are PS). Perhaps 5 minutes.

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