Plotting - Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
Plotters are large-scale printers used to produce line drawings on paper with one or more automated pens. There are 3 plotters located at the downtown SGW campus that are available by appointment to all faculty, staff, and students in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.
Who can use it?
Faculty, staff, and students within the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.
How much does it cost?
There is no cost associated with this service.
How to get it?
- To make an appointment to use a plotter, complete and submit the reservation request web form (requires ENCS username/password).
- To view plotter availability, consult the public calendar for each plotter:
Users may place a reservation request at any time, though plotters are only available for use during Service Centre operating hours.
Plotters and ledger-size printers are available for use at the Gina Cody School Hall Service Centre (H-964).
- Three plotters: RASP, CHISEL, MALLET
- One B&W ledger (11X17) printer named FORGE
- One colour ledger (11X17) printer named PALETTTE
The first time a Gina Cody School student sends a job to a plotter, a plotting quota of 25 pages is allocated to that user. A printing quota of 50 pages is given for the ledger size prints. These quotas are non-renewable. If you need extra quota, your supervisor must submit a request to the Service Desk on your behalf.
The presentation booths are equipped with one table and a pin board (or easel). The provided board may be one of the following dimensions: 48"x60" (4'x5') or 48"x72" (4'x6'). As the maximum width of the rolls we provide is 42", it is suggested that you design your poster to fit a 42"x 60" custom plot.
Through the years, students have been encouraged to send print jobs to plotters in PDF format. However, for certain posters, it may be necessary to send the print job from the original application. Therefore, when you present yourself to H-964, make sure you have access to your file(s) in both the original and the PDF format.