Digital Output Room
Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of questions we frequently receive here at the Output Room.
Answers are also included.
How long does it usually take to print a large-format document?
This varies greatly, depending on how many people are waiting to print. When there is no queue of prints ahead of yours (and there usually isn't, except during Midterm and Final Architectural reviews), most documents can typically be printed in less than 30 minutes (depending on size, and barring any technical difficulties).
To be sure your document is printed by the time you need it, be sure to give yourself a 2-3 hour buffer between dropping off your file and expecting it to be ready.
Do you have any laminating or binding capabilities in the Output Room?
We have two binding options; Fastback fabric and wire-O. We have samples of both styles onsite for you look at. Binding prices start at $2 per document.
We have limited lamination available for 8.5x11 or smaller documents. Please inquire at the desk about lamination availability.
Can I bring in my own paper to print on?
Yes, you most certainly can. If you intend to print on the Xerox Phaser 7760 LaserJet, you must bring in the box the paper came in so that we can be sure it is laser printer compatible (i.e. won't melt inside the printer, which reaches temperatures of 392° F).
The cost of custom-media prints is the same as our basic paper; heavyweight matte for the wide-format printers and plain paper for the LaserJet. When using custom paper, the customer is responsible for the costs of any test prints.
Additionally, due to the increased time required to load, configure and test specialty media, the Output Room will typically be able to begin such prints only after the completion of all standard print jobs for the day. To maintain realistic expectations of turnaround time, please expect at least 1 business day for the completion of custom media prints.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at the Output Room.