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

  • The Digital Design Studio, located on the 3rd floor of Tisch Library, is now the primary resource for large format printing. They make their services available for students, faculty and staff.  Here are their hours of operation.
  • Please understand that it is not 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: GIS Center Staff Schedule – Spring 2015- 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.
  • $4 per linear foot for prints – Cash or Check.
  • 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. Here is a short tutorial for using Publisher to create a 40×30 poster.
  • 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.