Large Format Printer

There are two large format HP DesignJet T1200ps plotters available which prints on 42" paper. Plots may be picked up in DECS Support Office during hours of operation. Plots MUST be submitted at least 30 minutes prior to the Support Office closing time. 

Tips to Keep in Mind When Designing Posters

  • Plotter paper is 42" wide; the largest standard poster we can print is 42" x 54".
  • DECS has a large paper cutter that accommodates pages up to 54" in length. Posters longer than 54" will be cut manually with scissors by the user, and an additional fee for materials may be assessed.
  • If your poster will be laminated, it needs to be a  maximum of 52" long due to the limitations of the paper cutter. A 0.25" laminate border will be left on the poster.
  • Large files may take several hours to process. Large files can be caused by multiple, complex or semi-transparent images.

Plotters are for use by any faculty, staff or student of MSU.

The plotters are located in the DECS Support Office, 1325 Engineering Building.

For engineering faculty, staff or students, plots can be deducted from your print quota at a rate of 200 pages per plot or can be purchased for $10 per plot.  Lamination is available at an additional cost of $20 (print quota cannot be applied toward lamination).

For non-engineering faculty, staff or students, plots can be purchased for $30.50 per plot. Poster lamination is an additional $20.  DECS accepts cash, check or departmental account numbers.  Posters charged to a departmental account number must be accompanied by an email sent to support@egr.msu.edu by a faculty or staff member authorizing the charge before the poster can be picked-up.

NOTE: We reserve the right to prioritize engineering users plotting needs over non-engineering requests during the last 2 weeks of Fall and Spring Semesters.