Specialized Printing

Copy Center at Olin Library

A full-service copy center is located on the Lower Level of Olin Library (operated by Cornell Business Services). From the entrance to Olin, make a right. Continue down the hall to the elevators. Press "B" in the elevator to reach the Lower Level and turn to the right out of the elevator. The Copy Center is the second office on the right.

Business Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Rates for services are posted in the Copy Center, or call 255-4700.

E-mail address: libcopycenter@cornell.edu

Also contact via: Cornell Digital Print Services, 695 Dryden Road, Ithaca, New York 14850 607.255.2524 - digital@cornell.edu - fax: 607.255.4319

Large-Scale Printing in Olin Library

Olin library offers a plotting services for your large scale printing needs. Using our HP DesignJet Z3200, you can print documents up to a maximum width of 42” at a resolution of 600 dpi, on heavyweight matte paper. The plotter is located in the printing area behind the Olin Reference desk.


Currently by appointment, contact Olin Reference. There are additional plotters available in Mann Library.

Costs and Payment

The cost of service is $8 per linear foot.

When your document has finished printing on the plotter, the operator on duty will create an invoice, which you can pay at the Olin Public Services Office in Room 116.

Accepted payment types include:

  • Cash
  • Credit
  • Check
  • Departmental Charge

We do not accept payment via Copy Card, Net-Print, or Cornell Card for prints from the plotter.

After you have paid, return to the computer operator with your stamped invoice to pick up your document.

Using the Plotting Service

Accepted document formats include PowerPoint XP, PowerPoint 2007, Adobe PDF, .jpg, .gif, and .tiff.

Bring your digital document on a Flash Drive, CD, or DVD to the Student Computer Operator in front of the Olin Print Center. The operator on duty will double check the formatting of your document and send it to the plotter. The operator will also generate an invoice, which is payable at Olin's Circulation Desk (see: Costs and Payment).

Document Formatting Tips

If your document is not formatted correctly before you begin working on it, the jump to a larger page size could stretch out or distort images and reduce image quality.

Setting up your document in PowerPoint 2007

  1. Click the "Design" tab
  2. Choose "Page Setup"
  3. Under "Slides sized for," choose "Custom"
  4. Enter your width and height preferences for the document

Setting up your document in PowerPoint XP

  1. Go to "File" -> "Page Setup"
  2. Under "Slides sized for," choose "Custom"
  3. Enter your width and height preferences for the document

Other Plotting Services on Campus

Mann Library

Rand Hall
Room 204B
Rand Hall Plotting Service is open only to Cornell Students/Faculty/Staff