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How to Plot

Our plotter can plot a width of 36"


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Estimated Plotting Costs

Pricing estimation based on the paper-type used plus ink/toner used. 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 Type

Line 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

~$1.85

not recommended

How to Install the Plotting Software on your PC

  1. This process will only work on a Windows PC. If you have a Mac, you must use a program like Bootcamp or Parallels or, alternatively, submit plots using the two PCs set up for plotting in the Technology Lab
  2. If you are submitting a plot from school, you must be on the "utexas" Wi-Fi network. It will not work on utguest. If you are at home, you must use the UT VPN.
  3. Download the Plotter Software from here.
  4. Once downloaded, unzip the ZIP file and navigate to the folder that was just extracted. There should be a file inside called KipImageProSetup. Double click this file to open it.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to select your desired language and accept the end-user license agreement.
  6. On the "Installation Scope" screen, enter your EID as the User Name and UTSOA as the Organization
  7. On the "Destination Folder" Screen click Next
  8. Click Install
  9. For some students, the installer may ask to install the .NET framework. The image below is what you might see. Just click Download and install this feature. If you already have it installed, it will not ask you.
  10. Click Finish
  11. KIPImagePro is now installed.



Actual Accounting Center Values

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Paper Type

Paper

Media Type

Cost/SQFT

Plain

Standard Bond

$0.29

Super Heavyweight

Heavy Weight Bond

$1.27

Vellum

Vellum

$0.64

Mylar

Matte Film

$1.54

Clear Film

Clear Film 3.5 mil

$1.78

Watercolor

HP Coated Paper

$2.73

Photo Satin (HP)

HP Everyday Pigment Ink Satin Photo Paper

$1.66

Toner Type

Type

Cost/SQFT


Mono

$0.95

Color

$1.15

Ink Usage

HP DesignJet Z5200

Media Type

Cartridge Size

Cartridge Cost

Usage

Cost

HP Everyday Pigment Ink Satin Photo Paper

300ml

$138.60

~1.17ml/SQFT

~$0.54/SQFT

How to Add the Plotters to ImagePro

  1.  Open ImagePro by clicking the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of your screen and searching for "Kip"
  2. Once the program loads, click on Settings in the top right-hand corner
  3. On the left hand side of this page, click Settings. You should be looking at the following screen now
  4. Click on the lock next to Application Mode which will unlock it
  5. Uncheck Scanner Only. Make sure it is unchecked
  6. A connection window will open up. Select Add Connection
  7. The following window will appear
  8. For name, type in "MARJAN"
  9. For IP address, replace whatever is in that text box with 172.16.86.178
  10. Leave the port set to the default 9888
  11. The window should look like this
  12. Click Save
  13. Click the dropdown on the connection window. You should see MARJAN. You may have to wait a minute or so for the red light to turn green, as shown below. Once it is green, click on it.
  14. A login window will appear. Type in your EID and password into these boxes and click Connect
  15. Under Scanner Administration in the upper right section of the screen, select the dropdown under Active Scanner and select No Scanner.
  16. You can now click Home in the top left of the screen to go to the main plot submission section. Follow the steps on the next sections of this page to submit a plot.
  17. To add our second KIP plotter to your ImagePro, navigate to Information and Click Add Connection
  18. A connection window will open up
  19. For name, type in "DOUG"
  20. For IP address, replace whatever is in that text box with 172.16.86.176
  21. Leave the port set to the default 9888
  22. The window should look like this
  23. Click Save
  24. Click the dropdown on the connection window. You should see DOUG. You may have to wait a minute or so for the red light to turn green, as shown below. Once it is green, click on it.
  25. A login window will appear. Type in your EID and password into these boxes and click Connect

How to Submit a Plot

  • If you don't already have KIP ImagePro installed on your computer, follow the previous guide on this page.
  • Open KIP ImagePro. You can open it by clicking the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of your screen and searching for "Kip"
  • Once you open the program, it may ask you to log in using your UT EID and password.
  • You should be looking at a screen that looks like this
  • Drag a PDF document onto the window to load it.
    • This software only accepts PDF files 
    • You must have your EID at the beginning of every file you submit.
  • You can also drag multiple different PDFs onto the window that you want to be plotted.
  • Once you have dragged a pdf to be plotted, it will show each sheet as a separate item. If you only have one page in your pdf, there will be only one item
    • The following example shows a single PDF with multiple pages. 
  • By default, KIP will auto decide whether to print in color, black and white, or grayscale. If you would like to force it into one of these modes, click the "Basic" tab at the top of the screen and select which documents you want to change the settings on (CTRL-a will select all). You can change the color type under Manipulate > Auto and select the color mode you want.
  • Kip will print to standard bond paper by default. To change this, go to Media > Standard Bond and change the paper type.
  • Once you are ready to submit, go back to the home tab and press the green Submit button and then hit Submit one more time in the drop down.  
  • You can now go to the Technology Lab in the basement of Sutton and ask somebody at the desk to release your plot.