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Printing large format materials

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Printing large format materials

Printing large format materials

 Who it’s for
The printing service for large format materials is available to UB teaching and research staff, and teaching and research staff from other Spanish universities.
The unit has a last generation HP Designjet Z5200 Postscript plotter, which can print on different materials: matte photographic paper, glossy photograhic paper or standard paper, with a maximum width of 105 cm.
Staff interested in printing posters should fill out the following form. Provide your contact and invoicing details and upload the files to be printed. Should you have any problems or questions regarding the form, e-mail
For payments made through the application of a manager code (i.e. charged to a department budget), the order will be delivered to the Library CRAI at the centre where the staff member making the request works. The invoice will be sent to the user by e-mail and must be signed and returned by internal mail to the CRAI Teaching Unit (c/Baldiri i Reixac, 2).
With cash payments, the printed material can be picked up at the CRAI Teaching Unit during office hours. The person collecting the material will need to sign a delivery note, which will state the cost of the job.
 Opening hours
Opening hours are from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Printed material will be delivered 24-48 working hours after reception of the file
 Accepted file types are PDF (recommended), JPG and TIFF 
 The recommended resolution is 300 dpi. Files will not be accepted if the resolution is below 150 dpi.
 The output size will be that of the received file. If you have created the file in A4, it cannot be printed in a larger format.
 Files should be prepared in CMYK colour mode, to avoid a difference in colour between the computer screen and the print, as far as possible. This difference depends on various factors, including the material on which the design will be printed. Files prepared using RGB will be converted automatically to a standard CMYK colour profile. 
 In terms of fonts (types of letter), text should be converted to outlines so that the fonts are printed correctly. If text cannot be converted to outlines or saved in the file, please go to the Unit to check that the text is displayed correctly on our equipment. 


 An indentation of at least 1mm on each side is recommended, although it is safer to leave a margin of 3 mm per side.
 You should use a vector graphics editor, such as CorelDraw and/or Adobe Illustrator, to create a poster, and a program such as GIMP and/or Photoshop to process images (raster). Use Adobe Acrobat and/or PDFCreator to create PDF files.


 Consult CRAI fees.


For more information, consult the FAQs on photocopies and copying documents or contact us through the User Support Service (S@U).



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