OUCS provide a range of printers and plotters, offering a variety of qualities, output media, access methods and cost.
Services available are:
1. Academic poster and colour printing service
The Poster Service will not be available between 9am and 5:30pm on 3rd July and again on the 10th July. The service will be available in the evenings on these two dates however. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.
OUCS offers a high-quality and competitively-priced colour printing and photocopying service to University members. Jobs must be paid for in advance.
We are currently able to print output generated by most of the popular word processing and graphics packages, including PowerPoint, InDesign, CorelDraw, Illustrator, PDF, PostScript (to final size), EPS, GIFs, JPGs, etc.
Please note that we cannot print to the large format printer directly from a Mac. Should you wish to have any A2/A1/A0 posters printed from Mac applications, please provide a pdf file to size and with all necessary fonts embedded in the file.
Turnaround for the Colour Printing service is generally within 24 hours.
Paper size is from A4 to A0. A4 & A3 files will be printed on the colour PostScript printer at 1200 dpi. The available plotting area is slightly smaller in each case, and you are advised to allow for a 5-mm margin which may be clipped if your page layout goes right to the edge. Posters (A2, A1 & A0) will be printed on the Epson 9600 colour inkjet printer. If you are incorporating unusual text fonts in your files, we suggest that you use PostScript with the relevant font metrics embedded to ensure consistency. Please contact the Operations staff for further details and an estimate of charges.
Please direct any enquiries about the service to the OUCS Computer Room on (2)73271.
1.1. Opening hours
Printing jobs can be submitted and collected between 9.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 20.00, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays
1.2. Submitting Printing Jobs
Your files should be presented in person to the Data Centre Operations Desk at OUCS. You will be asked to complete a form giving your contact details, file information and output media requirements. The choices are MATT or SATIN on the large format printer. There is no choice of media for A4/A3 sizes. Files can be provided on USB stick, CD-ROM, floppy disk etc. Please note that the Operations Section are only able to accept jobs for printing if payment has been made beforehand via the OUCS Online Shop (see charging and cost section). Turnaround for each job is usually 24hrs.
The following table gives dimensions of the standard paper sizes. The image area should not exceed these limits to make optimum use of the media.
|A0||841 x 1189||33 1/8" x 46 3/4"|
|A1||594 x 841||23 3/8" x 33 1/8"|
|A2||420 x 594||16 1/2" x 23 3/8"|
1.3. Charging and Costs
All colour printing is charged and must be paid for in advance at the OUCS Online Shop.
N.B. ONLY Departmental Purchase Orders that have been raised via the OUCS Online Shop will be accepted.
Departments that haven't registered to use the OUCS Online Shop should do so via the OUCS Service Payment Handling webpage
The costs (per sheet) for colour printing are:
VAT is charged on all non-Departmental orders, however orders paid by Departmental Orders are VAT exempt.
2. Offset lithographic printing service
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We offer competitive prices on short to medium print runs (1,000 – 10,000)
Email for a quote to:- firstname.lastname@example.org