Steps on how to printer to the vcp7100 and vcp7100g plotters.
- Make sure your file is saved as a PDF.
- Select the type of poster paper you would like to print on.
- VCP7100 – Regular paper
- VCP7100G – Glossy paper
- Make sure the plotter printer you need is installed, see "Installing Printers for Windows 8 and 10 (64-bit)", open your PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and select “Print” from the File menu.
- Select the correct printer from the drop-down menu and click “Properties”. See step 2 for selecting a printer.
- In Document Properties, go to the Paper/Quality tab, then click the “Custom…” button under “Paper Options”.
- In the Custom Paper Size window, set the width to 36”, and set the length to the length of your document. (Note that the width of your actual document should be no more than 34 inches to allow for the plotter to print a tag on your plot)
- In the same window change the name of the Paper Size to something descriptive so you can use it the next time you need to print, then click “Save”. You MUST change the name or you will not have an option to continue.
- In the same window, press “OK”. Then press “OK” in the Printer Properties window.
- In the Print window select “Actual Size” under Page Sizing and Handling. If this does not look correct, you can instead select “Fit”. Deselect “Choose paper source by PDF page size”. Select “Auto portrait/landscape” under Orientation.
- Ensure that the preview looks correct, and that the dimensions look correct. Press “Print” to print the poster.
- To make sure the poster has gone been sent to the printer wait to see if a pop-up appears in the lower right hand corner of your screen saying the document has been sent to the printer. If not, ask at the Help Desk.
- Posters are printed in the VCC Operations room, and have to be brought out by staff. Usually, posters will be ready about an hour after they were printed. This can take more time if the Print Queue (seen at the Help Desk) is long. Please plan enough time for your plot to complete before an assignment is due.
- The posters are brought upstairs to bins outside the VCC South Classroom and are organized alphabetically by RCS ID. Glossy plots may have an extra cover paper wrapped around the plot to protect it. If your poster is not there after 1-2 hours, feel free to ask at the Help Desk for an update on its status.