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HOW TO PRINT A POSTER (april, 2009)
See separate file for poster content and powerpoint file formatting.

This is for [David Murray Memorial] Science Center Room 450 poster printer design jet 5500. Powerpoint usually interprets IBM- or MAC-type formatted files. It is controlled from either a Mac 10 computer or an IBM type computer. These directions are for using the Mac computer to the left of the door as you enter the room. LEAVE THE DOOR LOCKED WHEN NO ONE IS THERE - COMPUTERS ARE STOLEN!!
READ DIRECTIONS THOROUGHLY BEFORE PLANNING TO PRINT A POSTER.

TO USE THE COMPUTER, IT IS NORMALLY TURNED ON. CLICK ON USENAME: LAB USER - PASSWORD: LAB (may be small or caps)

I. PREPARE YOUR POSTER THOROUGHLY: MUST BE THOROUGHLY REVIEWED AND PROOFREAD BEFORE PRINTING. THE PRINTING PROCESS TAKES ABOUT TWENTY MINUTES AND COSTS SOMEONE ABOUT $25. WE CANNOT AFFORD REPRINTING FOR CARELESS MISTAKES. PLEASE DO NOT TIE UP THE PRINTING COMPUTER FOR AN HOUR WHILE YOU DECIDE WHAT TINGE OF YELLOW TO USE.

THE poster printer must be set up and ready to operate before you even start, which can take 30 minutes. The power switch to turn it on is on the back of the printer. You must crawl under the left edge of the printer along the window to find the small switch near the power cord on the back of the device. Ask Doreen Dalman, the Science Division Secretary in [David Murray Memorial] Science Center Room 114 , who is expert. Generally Matte (non-glossy) paper is used, medium speed and quality works well. Printer has LCD display showing it is ready to operate. Click here if you need to change the paper.

II. LOADING YOUR POSTER FILE: Load your file. You can do this by receiving your poster as an attachment to an email at the computer, or with a USB memory stick you bring, or preferably by emailing it to ordman@beloit.edu the day before so Roc can bring it. Create a temporary student folder on the desktop. Save your poster file into that folder. In November, 2009, that was the THAWfile.

III. PRINTING - [be sure printer is on-see LCD on right of printer; if off, see I above)] To turn on the computer, push button on IBM tower beneath the table. Once warmed up, click labuser on monitor. Password hint is where you are. Open your file from the TEMORARY STUDENT FILES[In November, 2009, that was the THAWfile.] [by double clicking on it. Note your file must have a short name with the suffix .ppt For example, rocsposter.ppt. Examine your poster carefully and edit it to make it appear as you would like. Be sure there is a white margin around the edge of your text on the poster, because the outer two inches of the actual poster do not print, as seen in print preview below. Move text boxes closer to the center of your poster if necessary. Try to avoid dark colored backgrounds - printer ink costs money and dark backgrounds look ominous. Be sure to use watermark for picture backgrounds - see poster background.

UNDER FILE, select page setup and note the dimensions of your poster. Usually they are 34x56 or 34x40. Note whether it is 56 or 40 for step 4 below.

Below are the proper settings. Often you need to scroll up or down after clicking on an arrow to find the setting you are looking for:
1. Under file, go to Print
2. Name: HP DesignJet 5500ps 42
Print range: all
Print what: slides
Colorgrayscale: color
Click on Properties

3. select Landscape; front to back.
4.  Click on Advanced: 
Papersize : Click on PostScript Custom Page Size  
Width 36; Height [40 for white boards or 56 for biggest]; inches; paper feed direction-short edge first

Click on OK to close Advanced screen and Properties screen. DO NOT click OK on print screen.

5. Click on Preview (if you clicked an extra time, you go to screen top, file, Print Preview) Look over carefully – often sizes of text blocks and table text spacing change when moving from MAC to IBM or one computer to another. Choose Print or to modify poster more, click on CLOSE.

6. Go to actual poster printer and see that LED screen says RECEIVING. In about 1 minute, poster starts printing and you hear a whirring noise.
7. Observe the margins on the poster as it starts printing to see if it’s okay. You can see the printing on the poster through the plastic cover on the printer. If there are any problems when poster is printing out, you can push CANCEL on poster printer to abort printing. You may have to hold the CANCEL button in for 30 seconds to override certain functions. Pushing it briefly, it sometimes responds "UNABLE TO CANCEL" but holding button in longer time may stop it. As poster file has already loaded from the MAC to the printer, cancelling printing on the MAC does not help once actual printing has started.
8. It takes about 10-15 minutes to print completely.
9. When finished, the printer cuts the paper. Do not pull it out until it falls out by itself. Catch the cut edge carefully as it falls out. It may take up to 5 minutes to dry completely, so don’t smudge it.
10. Remember to go back to the computer, close your files, save any changes you made for yourself, and then put your file on the Dell computer in the trash. If no one is using the printer within an hour after you, turn it off - the power switch is on the back of the printer near the lower left leg.


Be sure to check out how to give a great oral presentation via this link.

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