COST OF SERVICES

Plots are priced by the linear foot.

PAPER TYPE PRICE
Bond $4 per ft
Heavyweight Bond $6 per ft
Mylar $9 per ft
Satin Gloss $9 per ft
SELF-PLOTTING

We have five plotters for direct student use, filenames without a student UNI will not be printed.

In order to use the self-plotters, please do the following:

Name the file in this order: UNI - SIZE - PAPER TYPE

Example: cb2175 - 24x36 - Heavyweightbond

Example if more than one file: cb2175 - 24x36 - Heavyweightbond-2

Where to put the file: On your desktop there will be a folder labeled “OPS work Submissions”. Open that folder and look for a sub folder labeled “Smart Stream”. There you will see 4 folders labeled Lightweight bond, Heavyweight bond, Mylar and Satin. Please put your file in the folder paper type you wish to print on.

Make sure your color settings are set to Adobe 1998 RGB.

Files are printed in the order they are added to the queue.

NOTIFICATIONS

TO FIND OUT IF YOUR JOB IS FINISHED:
Notification Spreadsheet

TO FIND YOUR PLACEMENT IN THE QUEUE:
- Log in with your Columbia uni and password (your GSAPP computer account information).
- Click on “Start”, then “Printers and Faxes”, then double click on the printer you’ve submitted your job to and you will see where you are relative to other jobs.

PAYMENT & PICK UP

The OPS has a 24 hour turnaround time to complete submitted jobs. Please note that during quarter reviews, midterms and finals, there will be a HARD DEAD line enforced. All students will be required to submit their files no later than 6pm the day before their review. Students who do not adhere to the deadline will not be allowed to print after 6pm.

Please do not inquire about your job if it is not posted in the Notification Spreadsheet.

ERRORS

An email will be sent to the student as soon as an error is discovered. Students must visit the shop to deal with problems. Problems cannot be dealt with via email or other form of communication, unless a phone call is made by the OPS employee to the student.

If there is an error due to the OPS, we will reprint the file at no charge to the student. The job will be moved to the front of the queue.

If there is an error due to the student, the student will be charged for the print AND the reprint if the job is resubmitted. The resubmitted job will be moved to the end of the queue.

Note: Lightweight bond is usually reserved for black and white line drawings. Colors printed on lightweight bond will look different than colors printed on the other paper types available.