Pro Color Printers

Overview

Pro color printers are available accross campus to support your academic printing needs using your printing account credits. All standard color printers print on glossy paper. 8.5" x 11" (letter) and 11" x 17" (tabloid) are the only sizes available.

Costs are as follows:

  • Letter sheets are 0.75 print credits per sheet.
  • Tabloid sheets are 1.50 print credits per sheet.

Available To

  • Degree or Credit-Seeking Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Print Points Issued Per Term Registered:

    • Students receive 150 points in print credit
    • Faculty receives 30 points in print credit
    • Staff receives 5 points in print credit

Access

The pro color printers are available during lab hours of operation.

Location

Pro Color printers are available at the following locations.  

 Printer Name

 Location(s)

 i408- Pro Color1

 Print Output Center 55 West 13th St,  rm i408

 i408- Pro Color2

Print Output Center 55 West 13th St,  rm i408

 D707- Pro Color1

 6 East 16th St, rm 707

 E208A- Pro Color1

 25 East 13th St, 2nd fl

 E300A- Pro Color1

 25 East 13th St, 3rd fl

 UL106-Pro Color1

63 Fifth Ave, Basement

 U432 ProColor 1 63 Fifth Ave, 4th fl
U432 ProColor 2 63 Fifth Ave, 4th fl

Use

Please review the below workflow tips and best practices before you begin printing in the labs:

  •  Save large files as NewschoolPDF and print from Acrobat. Save a copy of your file as a PDF. If using an Adobe program such as Illustrator, you will then see a PDF settings window. Select NewschoolPDF as the preset. Save the PDF to Work In Progress, and open it with Acrobat Pro.  
  •  Save to, open, and print work from the Work In Progress drive.  Files printed directly from removable media (flash drive, CD, etc), the Drop Box, the web, or an email attachment may stall the printing network or become corrupted.  
  •  Please be patient in times of heavier traffic. Printers can only process one file at a time. Sending your file more than once only adds to the traffic, slowing everything down. If your document exceeds 20 pages, try printing 20 pages at a time.  
  •  Users may not add or remove paper in lab printers. Printing on your own paper is not allowed, except for photo paper in photo room printers. 
      

Getting Started

Make sure you opened your file from the Work In Progress drive. Do not print files from removable media, the Drop Box or files opened directly from the Web.

To print, go to File > Print, choose a printer from the pull-down menu, and click Print. You will be prompted to enter your NetID and password. After you verify the print credits for the job and click OK/Print, your job will print directly to the chosen printer. PDF format is recommended.

Help

Academic Technology
55 West 13th St., 3rd fl.
212.229.5300, x4571
at@newschool.edu

Additional Information

  • Adobe RGB (1998) is the recommended profile for printing in Academic Technology Labs. RGB color converts automatically at each printer for quality color. Adobe CS design applications in the labs default to RGB mode, Adobe RGB (1998) regardless of whether or not they are vector or raster based.
  • Note to those of you who are advanced "color managers": Technically, RGB mode is optimal for printing a raster file such as a Photoshop file or jpeg, while CMYK is optimal when printing a vector file such as an Illustrator file or gif.
  • Academic Technology has implemented a deliberate and thorough plan for color management. This way, "what you see is what you get." Input devices (such as scanners), monitors, and color printers are all calibrated and synchronized to create uniform color throughout your workflow.
  • When you create a new file in the labs, the file is by default set for you to work with the correct color profiles. RGB mode Adobe RGB (1998) is the default for Adobe CS applications. The working RGB color profile is "Adobe 1998", and the working CMYK color profile is "U.S. Web Coated (SWOP)v2".
  • If you worked with a different color profile at home and embedded the profile into your documents, when you open the files in the labs choose "Convert Document's Colors to the Working Space" when you are prompted. This will bring your file into the correct lab workflow.