An all-rounder colour printer, the ColorWave 700 is designed for wider graphic arts applications and offers high quality, instant dry and waterproof prints. Plotter 1 and Plotter 2 only differ in paper quality with 90GSM and 160GSM respectively.
Read our detailed guide on how to print to our large format printers. See also printing from the Student Labs and Staff printing.
Open your PDF at the quick-print station and select your desired Plotter 1 or Plotter 2.
2. Open Page Setup, select your document size and layout.
3. Open Properties to see the detailed Plotter settings menu.
The only two settings to change/alter in this window is the print size and the colour mode.
Page as in Application - select the appropriate page size (A2, A1, A0 or Custom).
Colour mode - Colour or True Black and White Vectors print.
Hit OK to apply settings and return to the print menu.
4. Once you hit Print in the Print Menu, you will be faced with the following window to confirm the settings and size of your print - if correct, hit OK to print.
5. Scan your Card on the reader (if printing from a student lab, Skip this step - your job will be sent to the print-release station).
6. Release from the print-release station.
Ensure the price matches the stated cost, if it is incorrect there may be an issue with your settings. It is advised to go back, check your settings and re-send the job.
Press Print to release the job to the printer.
7. Collect your prints from the appropriate printer.
Staff can also use the large format printing facilities, you can follow the Quick Print Station guide or you can submit your files to the Print Room staff who can process the job for you.
See our Staff Printing Service For more information on how to send us a print job.
Non-standard size banner printing can be achieved following this guide.
Select the appropriate Plotter you wish to use (Plotter 1 or 2)
Open the Print menu.
Open the Properties menu. This will pop-up the OCE Plotter settings menu
Open the Page as in application menu > Custom page size. See image below.
Insert the appropriate document sizes
The width of the document should be 594mm or 841mm if creating A2, A1 or A0 Banners.
A0 Portrait banners are not achievable.
Click OK to return to the Print Menu.
Ensure the preview is correct and other settings have been appropriately set (follow the Quick Print Station guide for the complete process).
Your print job is on hold at the printer - Plotter 2 holds 841mm width paper. You may have selected A1(594mm) E36+ or 42inch by accident in the OCE print settings menu. The printer does not understand what paper to print on. You will have to re-print at the correct media size and apply for a refund for the job that can't be printed.
Your print came out blank - There may be an issue with your file. It could be too large. We recommend a maximum file size of 150mb. Make sure the PDF is flattened and you have removed the adobe layers. See our PDF optimisation guide.