Printing

Lab Printing

Printers are available for student use. In order to print in the labs, students must have a Bevo Bucks account. To manage your Bevo Bucks account, please visit http://bevobucks.utexas.edu. Students may also print from personal computers by downloading the appropriate print drivers from http://utprint.utexas.edu. Students also have the option to print to any other printer on campus that operates via Bevobucks.

Printer Locations
ECJ 1st Floor 1 Black & White, 1 Color

 

New UTprint Solution

The new UTprint system is a convenient way to print documents on the UT Austin campus. Simply log in with your UT EID and print to one of the many printers available in labs and buildings.

UTprint: home page 
UTprint: printer locations

What do I need to do before I can print?
  1. Put money in your BevoBucks account.
  2. Be sure your student ID card is a proximity card; look for blue symbol on back lower left corner. The ID Center will replace an old student ID with a new proximity card for no charge.
  3. Register yourself by swiping your ID card at one of the UTprint locations on campus.
  4. Enter your UT EID and password.
Setting up my personal computer to print:
  1. Uninstall old ITS Printing Service drivers from your machine.
  2. Download UTprint Color and B&W drivers from the UTprint Driver Page.
  3. Install UTprint Color and Black and White drivers.
  4. When printing select UTprint B/W or UTprint Color.
  5. Pick up your print job at any UTprint location.

If you have any questions please contact: help@ece.utexas.edu

Poster Printing

The UT ECE department has a large format poster printer available in UTA 6.508 for use of approved UT ECE events, shows and conferences. You must be a UT ECE student, faculty, staff, or Post-Doc to have a poster printed.

Making an Appointment

Contact the ECE help desk via email (help@ece.utexas.edu), with subject line "Poster Printing" and include the following information in the email:

  • The number of posters you need and poster sizes
  • The desired size of the poster.  Please see the section on Poster Size below.
  • Your absolute deadline for delivery
  • Your supervising professor's name
  • A UT Financial Account Number to charge the cost to (Senior Design Teams DO NOT need an account number.)

You will receive a reply and we will set up an appointment for printing. Go to UTA 6.508 at the scheduled time.

Cost

Standard size posters (30" x 40") are $25 each. Larger posters will be priced at $10/foot measured by vertical paper length. You must have a UT account number from a UT ECE faculty member in order to pay for the printing. We do not accept cash payment.

Printing Hours

Appointments are generally available Monday - Friday, between 9:00 AM-3:30 PM and are subject to change without prior notice. Do not assume we will be open until you have set an appointment. Once you have set an appointment we will make every effort to keep your appointment.

How Long Does it Take?

Each poster (size 30" x 40" standard) takes about 10 minutes to finish printing. Unless we have unusual circumstances, the student needs to remain with the job as it prints. If the poster does not print satisfactorily, we MAY arrange for ECE staff to print it without the student being present. At the very least, each student must meet with ECE staff to review the final art before it goes to the printer. This helps limit the costs of ink and paper needed for reprints.

Plan ahead. The printer can break down, may not be available or you may have problems with your file. Always have a backup plan and don't wait until the last minute.

Poster Size

Normal poster size is 30" x 40". Larger posters can be accommodated in some instances; however, the maximum length of the shortest side is 42". (So, 42" x 60" would work, 43" x 60" would not.)

Logos

Beginning in Fall 2015, students will NOT be able to print posters if their poster design uses an out-of-date departmental logo. Current and acceptable Texas ECE logos are available here to anyone with a valid EID.

File Types

The preferred file type is a PDF already sized to print. PowerPoint files are acceptable, but it can cause problems if you use any non-system fonts, etc. The files are printed from a Windows PC. You can contact help@ece.utexas.edu with any questions regarding file setup or possible file types. The best way to bring the file is on a keychain sized flash drive, but we can make other arrangements if necessary.

Trimming

All posters will have at least 1/4" of white border around their art. We do not have a paper cutter, so if you do not want the white border you are responsible for cutting it yourself. Additionally, 30" x 40" posters will have 2" of white space on one end.

Mounting

All mounting is to be done by the students themselves and we do not supply mounting materials. It is recommended that posters be mounted on 3/16" FoamCore board which can be bought at any craft shop like Hobby Lobby or Michael's or office supply stores.

Cardboard Tubes

A cardboard tube is helpful for transporting the poster once it is printed to keep it from wrinkling, tearing, etc., but it is not necessary. Cardboard tubes are available at office supply stores, mail supply stores, and architectural supply stores such as Miller Blueprint. Miller Blueprint also has a paper trimmer.