Computers

21 Windows XP desktops with LCD displays

Laptop Station
A laptop station is available for us by the Tufts community.

Printers

HP DesignJet Z6100 Large Format Plotter

  • Please understand that it is nto in the the GIS Center mission to serve as a large-format printing service for the university; however, we like to help Tufts researchers, so we make our large-format printing services open to the entire Tufts community.
  • We do not provide printing services for individuals or organizations outside of Tufts.
  • We require significant advanced notice for large print jobs, that is, multiple prints for classes, conference, etc.
  • Please see a lab assistant for assistance using the plotter: lab assistant schedule - note the schedule does not apply during University breaks and holidays, or any time that Tisch Library is closed.
  • 42″ width, 40″ printable width. One of your dimensions must be below 40″
  • Please have your file in PDF format sized at the final printing size.
  • $3 per linear foot for prints.
  • We recommend using MS PublisherAdobe Illustrator, or Adobe InDesign to make your posters. We do not recommend Power Point as it is designed for digital presentations not for print. There is a short tutorial for using Publisher to create a 40×30 poster on our GIS Poster Design Guidance web site.
  • Large-format printing can be tricky. Please do not wait until the last minute to print.
  • Unfortunately we are only able to spend a maximum of 5 minutes working with your file.

HP Color LaserJet 5500 Printer

  • Printing is restricted to authorized GIS Lab users and is limited by quota
  • General users receive 75 b/w and 25 color pages
  • GIS course users receive 200 b/w and 100 color pages

Scanners & Digitizers

VIDAR Large Format 42″ Scanner
The GIS Center partnered with Tufts Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) to acquire and provide large format scanning services. Please contact gis-support@elist.tufts.edu  for assistance with your GIS large-format scanning needs. The digital imaging services are open to the university community through the DCA

Desktop Scanner
The desktop scanner is attached to computer #13.