Printing posters on the CBE poster printer
CBE students, faculty and staff can print large format posters using our Canon IPF8400s printer, located in EH 2037.
The printer needs to be configured on your computer before you can use it. Many department computers are pre-configured for CBE-poster-printer. If you don't see this printer in your list of available printers follow these steps or contact Russ in EH 2037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set the paper type
The printer is normally loaded with inexpensive, heavyweight coated paper. See Russ in EH 2037 for help changing to other types of paper. The paper types listed below are in stock for your use. Many other types of print media can be purchased for special uses.
- Heavy weight coated paper. The default, matte finish poster paper. Cost is $2 - $4 per poster. Choose "Coated Paper -> Heavy Weight Coated" in the printer driver.
- Light weight photo paper. A glossy finish paper. Cost is $2.5 - $10 per poster. Choose "Photo Paper -> Lightweight Photo Paper."
- PolyFab canvas. This is a heavy, flexible material with a slight canvas like texture and a matte finish. This material can be carried folded in luggage. It will produce a heavy poster with an artistic feel due to it's texture. The cost is high at $10 - $20 per poster. Choose "Textile -> Canon Flame-Resistant Cloth."
PowerPoint or PDF files can be printedPowerPoint Settings: https://kb.wisc.edu/cbe/95110
PDF Setting: https://kb.wisc.edu/cbe/94954
Releasing the print job. Or: Where's my poster?
To avoid wasting material we have a two step process that forces you to confirm your intention to print.
When you print a poster, the system holds it until you login to https://engr-papercut.engr.wisc.edu using your CAE username and release it. Forgotten jobs are deleted after 2 hours if they have not been printed.
Click the "Jobs Pending Release" button in the left hand column to see your list of held jobs. You then click print or cancel in the "Action" column. New jobs may take a minute to appear in your list. You can click "Refresh Now" to speed the process.