About Inkjet Printing

Inkjet printing propels ink onto the surface of paper. This allows for special print jobs that are not suitable on other UHV printers, such as high quality photo printing and the use of specialist paper (cardstock, labels, etc...).

Users may supply their own paper for this printer, though all materials must be cleared through Makerspace staff. In general, Epson and Avery brand supplies are allowed. Other materials may be allowed on a case-by-case basis.

Staff Recommendation

Printing photos? Remember that printing from a digital source may result in a blurry or "pixelized" product. The use of a dark room and photo negatives, also known as analog photography, generally avoids this problem, though the process is more difficult.

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Inkjet Printer
This printer is not suitable for print jobs larger than 10 pages.
$0.25 per sheet for VC/UHV and $0.50 per sheet for guests.

Poster Prints

(24" wide paper) $3.00 per linear foot for VC/UHV and guests $5.00 per linear foot

(36" wide paper) $4.50 per linear foot for VC/UHV and guests $7.50 / linear foot

24" x 18" or 18" x 24" (Landscape or Portrait):

  • UHV/VC: $4.50
  • Guest: $7.50

36" x 24" or 24" x 36" (Landscape or Portrait):

  • UHV/VC: $9.00
  • Guest: $15.00

24" x 24" (Square):

  • UHV/VC: $6.00
  • Guest: $10.00

48" x 36" or 36" x 48" (Landscape or Portrait):

  • UHV/VC: $18.00
  • Guest: $30.00

36" x 36" (Square):

  • UHV/VC: $13.50
  • Guest: $22.50

See our FAQ for more information.

EcoTank Photo ET-8550 All-in-One Wide-format Supertank Printer

From the Manufacturer

The EcoTank Photo ET-8550 wireless all-in-one prints lab-quality, wide-format color photos, graphics and everyday documents — all at an incredible value. Epson's cartridge-free, 6-color Claria® ET Premium Ink system delivers vibrant colors and sharp text for all your creative projects. With low-cost replacement ink bottles, print 4" x 6" photos for about 4 cents each compared to 40 cents with cartridges1. Print everything from borderless 13" x 19" photos to customized CDs/DVDs. You can even print on cardstock and other media up to 1.3 mm thick. For added convenience, each set of bottles lets you print for up to 2 years2. Plus, save up to 80 percent with replacement ink bottles vs. ink cartridges3 — that's about $2,000 on each set3. The EcoTank Photo lets you do it all with affordable in-house printing.

From the Manufacturer

Specification PDF