Large-format printing

Large-format printing is available in the Digital Design Studio (DDS) on the 3rd floor of Tisch Library. The DDS is not a print shop — we are an educational space for critically engaging with media, which includes being able to print posters and other student design projects. While the service is available to all members of the Tufts community, it is oriented towards academic conference posters and other large-format printing projects for students, and our service may not be the best-suited for other needs.

Our printer is suitable for posters, signage, photographs, and similar projects. It is not suitable for anything that needs large production runs (e.g. a dozen or more flyers, handouts, magazine covers, business cards, etc.) or anything double sided (e.g. magazines, brochures, booklets, programs, play bills, etc.).

For community members with such needs, or who need a regular client relationship with a print shop (e.g., if you need to email in files and pick up finished prints), we suggest alternate services: Tufts Print Copy Services can accept online orders for a wide range of printing needs, from brochures and business cards to large-format prints, and can send them to you via campus mail; the Advanced Production Lab at the SMFA has fine-art printers that can print on a wider variety of papers up to 60''. There are also local non-Tufts vendors that may be able to meet your needs.

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How do I print?

To print at the DDS, book an appointment below. Please bring your files ready-to-print as PDFs, JPGs, or TIFFs. If you need assistance with exporting your file to one of these types or need to borrow a USB drive, please arrive 15 minutes early and ask for help at the DDS front desk.

Our print management software will optimize space and minimize cost when printing multiple files—you do not need to consolidate multiple files into a single document. Our print management software can also easily resize files (note: scaling up images may result in pixelated prints).

All prints are on 44'' wide paper; patrons are responsible for trimming excess white space after printing (paper cutters are provided by the DDS). As we do not have storage space for posters, patrons are asked to wait in the DDS during their print appointment and take their posters with them when they are finished.
 
If you are more than 5 minutes late, we may be unable to keep your appointment. 

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Pricing

We will calculate the price of your print when you come in, based on the paper type and size of your print. If you'd like a price estimate, refer to the chart below.

Matte paper
$7.00 per foot of paper length, rounded up in half-foot increments

Size: up to 44'' by   Price
6''……………………. ..$3.50
12''…………………... ..$7.00
18''………………….. $10.50
24''………………….. $14.00
30''…………………... $17.50
36''………………….. $21.00
42''………………….. $24.50
48''………………….. $28.00
54''…………………... $31.50
60''………………….. $35.00
66''………………….. $38.50
72''………………….. $42.00
78''………………….. $45.50
84''………………….. $49.00
90''………………….. $52.50
96''………………….. $56.00
102''………………… $59.50
108''……………....... $63.00
114''…………………. $66.50
120''……………….... $70.00

Luster paper
$9.00 per foot of paper length, rounded up in half-foot increments

Size: up to 44'' by   Price
6''………………….... ..$4.50
12''………………….. ..$9.00
18''………………….. $13.50
24''………………….. $18.00
30''………………….. $22.50
36''………………….. $27.00
42''………………….. $31.50
48''………………….. $36.00
54''………………….. $40.50
60''………………….. $45.00
66''………………….. $49.50
72''………………….. $54.00
78''………………….. $58.50
84''………………….. $63.00
90''………………….. $67.50
96''………………….. $72.00
102''………………… $76.50
108''………………… $81.00
114''………………… $85.50
120''………………… $90.00

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Payment

If you are paying for yourself and you have a Tufts ID, please sign up to access your JumboCash account and add JumboCash online.

If you do not have a Tufts ID, we have a guest JumboCash card you can load with a credit/debit card. Please arrive 15 minutes early for this. We cannot accept credit/debit directly or cash.

If a department is paying for your prints, please bring in an Interdepartmental Requisition (IDR) with a from address, account number, and authorizing signature (see areas marked with red in example below). IDRs can be obtained from your department admin.

Example IDR with red lines marking the areas for the from address, account number, and authorizing signature

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DDS Hours

9:00am - 11:30pm