can print to the Mudd Building printers from your own computer
on campus or from the Mudd Building Lab.
information on printing at the Mudd building, you can visit
their web site at:
best with Netscape)
This web site contains documentation on many aspects of layout and
printing to the plotters.
you are using a Mac with OS X, visit https://www.owlnet.rice.edu/owlmac/ and
select the "Adding the Printer in OS X" link
for instructions on how to add the plotter printer to your
sure that the paper and printing settings are correct
in the Page Setup before printing.
an application on a Mac with OS X, you choose File, Page
Setup, and then select the Options button.
In the Options window, use the pull down menu next to Format
for: to select the plotter. Next, select your paper
Mud plotter can only print posters up to 36" wide.
printing at Mud, you will have to select the 36" X
60" paper size, (even if your poster is 36" X
36" or 36" by 48")
designing your poster, don't put color all the way to the
edge of the paper, becuase the printers can not print all
the way to the edge of the paper. It is best to leave at
least an inch of white space all the way around the edge
of your template.
are two 54" HP DesignJet 3500CP color inkjet plotters
in room 304 on the third floor of the Geology building.
have to go there physically to print. This is a self
more detailed information, including information about formatting
and software availability, please visit:
are three computers to print from, two with Window
operating system, one with Mac
OS operating system. Each computer
has USB ports
for data storage drives (e.g.
flash drives) and a CD ROM
drive. They are both
FTP clients so that you
can transfer your files from public FTP servers.
Paper sizes: There are four sizes of paper to choose from
: 36", 42", 48", 54". The paper comes
in rolls. There is a poster on the wall that shows how to
load the rolls on the printer.
There are three types of pare to choose from: Coated (Normal
Paper), Heavy Coated (Thick Paper), Photo Glossy
The printing price varies depending on which paper you select.
The contact person in Earth Science is:
A. Madero, Sr. IT Support Specialist
sure that the paper and printing settings are correct in
the Page Setup before printing.
if you want to print on a 36"high by 48" wide poster,
select 35" high and 47" wide in the Page Setup
of your printer (choose width and height 1" smaller
than the size of the poster you really want).
|| Cost/sqaure foot
| Photo Glossy
Class 1 - text
Class 2 - text and graphics(most people)
Class 3 - text and lots of graphics.