In anticipation of the exceptional demand for plotting and printing in final submission week in May we would like to make you aware of some important information and advice:
Iterative / Deliberated Portfolio Content
You should be looking to build your portfolio throughout the year and NOT routinely printing, or reprinting the entire contents for final submission. Critical review of your portfolio BEFORE printing is essential in terms of establishing if each particular page is necessary, and is correct (reprinting wastes time, money, effort, media).
Print early where possible: the two high volume plotters in Stockwell Street Library and Studio are very capable machines but simply cannot process every student’s entire portfolio with a few days.
Time management regarding plotting and submitting is an important skill you must learn; busy plotters are not a valid reason for late submission.
Early-bird “Plot Slam” Offer: 35% Price Reduction
We will be offering the opportunity of discounted batch printing for a three-day period in the preceding week for properly formatted and submitted files:
- May 1/2/3 2018; 10.00AM – 4.00PM
- Oce Colourwave 700 plotter (the 5 standard loaded media types)
- PDF file containing correctly formatted / sized pages for printing per media type.
- Submitted to Phil Hudson on USB at studio support office
If there are sufficient funds in your account then the files will be sent direct to the plotter and your account adjusted accordingly.
Discount for early batch printing : 35% reduction of Colourwave plot prices
Note: Offer does not include sheet feed plotter or A3 printers. Proper formatting and preparation is student’s own responsibility; no refunds. Standard sizes only; “long plots” must be processed separately. Students are responsible for collection / trimming of printed work.
Bureau Print Services
There are other options available for printing other than within the University
- Plot Giant: www.plotgiant.co.uk
- Service Point: servicepointuk.com
- Panopus panopus.com
- Online Reprographics www.onlinerepro.co.uk
- SBS Printers www.sbsprinters.co.uk
SBS Printers are located on the ground floor of Stockwell Street, they will be offering a discount in May and aim for same day turnaround service.
We will commit to providing support for computers and plotters during core working hours but out of hours (especially overnight) service will be reliant on robustness of the machines and behaviour of users – please do not attempt to carry out modifications, repairs, hacks to our equipment. Many issues arise from unnecessary interference which may not be covered under our service agreements.