Monday, July 26, 2010

Reserving a Poster

We've decided to move to a reservation-based approach to printing posters in the Vitale Digital Media Lab. From now on, when you want to print a poster, you just need to reserve one ahead of time online.

To reserve a slot for yourself, follow these instructions:
  1. Login with your PennKey at
  2. If presented with a choice of locations, choose "Weigle Information Commons"
  3. Enter the date and time you wish to print your poster (Maximum 1 poster per day, up to a day in advance), with a duration of 1 hour.
  4. Click on "Find Resources" to browse through the equipment available for the dates you entered.
  5. Choose "Poster Printing".
  6. Add a printing slot to your reservation by clicking on the "Add" button next to an item.
  7. Click on "Current Reservation" to see a summary of your reservation.
  8. If there are problems with your reservation, you will see them in a red box in the lower left part of your browser. You will need to correct them before confirming your reservation.
  9. Click the "Confirm" button. (Please note that you will NOT receive a confirmation email.)
  10. Bring your poster file to the Vitale Digital Media Lab on the date and time you requested. Your reservation will be automatically deleted by the system if you don't check in with a lab consultant within 3 hours of your reserved time slot.
  • We will do our best to help you print at the time of your arrival, with allowances as needed for handling other patron needs.
  • Poster requests arriving on time will receive processing priority over late arrivals.
  • It can take up to 30 minutes to prepare your poster for sending to the printer.
  • Posters are generally ready for pickup the same day, but we do not guarantee this.

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