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Please note that use of SOA IT Services including printing, plotting, and digital fabrication is restricted members of the SOA community (faculty, staff, and students).


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Large Format Plotting Costs (Estimate)

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Pricing estimation based on the paper-type used plus ink/toner used. You can request a price estimate prior to proceeding with a job, just ask a member of the Tech Desk when submitting your file!

Samples of all paper quality type and print quality are on display near the Tech Desk, and are available for reference here: Plotter Pricing Examples


Paper TypeLine Drawing (per sq. ft.)100% Fill (per sq. ft.)
Plain~$0.33~$1.93
Heavyweight~$1.21~$2.77
Photo~$3.38~$5.32
Watercolor~$7.03~$8.97
Mylar~$2.75~$4.46 (not recommended)
Vellum~$0.64~$2.33 (not recommended)
Clear Film~$1.85not recommended


Actual CostTracker Values

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Paper Type

Paper (Common Name)Media Type (Technical)Cost (per sq. ft.)
PlainPlain$0.26
VellumVellum$0.57
Super HeavyweightHeavyweight Coated Paper$1.13
MylarMatte Film$1.54
Photo SatinHP Everyday Pigment Ink Satin Photo Paper$1.66
WatercolorHP Coated Paper$2.73
Transparent/Clear FilmClear Fil$1.78


Ink Tab


PlotterMedia TypeCartridge Size (ml)Cartridge CostUsage (ml/sq. ft.)
HP DesignJet T7100Plain Paper400ml$175.50

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HP DesignJet T7100Vellum400ml$175.500.28
HP DesignJet T7100Heavyweight Coated Paper400ml$175.500.41
HP DesignJet T7100Matte Film400ml$175.500.48
HP DesignJet T7100HP Coated Paper400ml$175.500.93
HP DesignJet Z5200HP Everyday Pigment Ink Satin Photo Paper300ml$138.601.17
HP Designjet T7100Transparent/Clear Film400ml$175.50.48

Small Format Printing (UT Print) Costs

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Pricing is based on the number of pages, color/b&w, and duplexing (double-sided printing):

Black and White (BW): 

  • $0.10  Letter (8.5”x11” LTR), single sided
  • $0.20  Letter (8.5”x11” LTR), double sided (duplexed)
  • $0.20  Tabloid (11”x17” TAB), single sided
  • $0.41  Tabloid (11”x17” TAB), double sided (duplexed)

Color (CLR): 

  • $0.40  Letter (8.5”x11” LTR), single sided
  • $0.80  Letter (8.5”x11” LTR), double sided (duplexed)
  • $0.80  Tabloid (11”x17” TAB), single sided
  • $1.61  Tabloid (11”x17” TAB), double sided (duplexed)