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Graphics Support Services

Graphics at the Physics Department

The Graphics Support Centre offers the following services on a first come first serve basis:

Poster Printing:

The Centre is equipped with 2 dedicated  60" wideformat HP Plotters.  Clients can choose from a variety of media including high gloss photo paper (standard for posters), heavy mat paper (for items to be laminated), tyvek and vinyl (for banners), canvas (for portraits and artwork) and fabric (for foldable posters).

Posters are normally completed within one hour, but during conference season please allow a minimum of one day.

Computer and Manual Drawing:

The staff has extensive experience with preparing images for a variety of academic publications, including books, journals, and posters. Assistance can be provided at all stages of production, from initial suggestions through to final editing and touch-up.

Photography and photographic image editing:

Staff can help with taking research related photographs, and has cameras for loan. Assistance can also be provided with touch-ups, cropping and background changes. Portrait photography for web sites, passports, etc. is also available.

Other Printing:

Also available is a Ricoh C830DN laser colour printer which can print up to  11X17 on different paper thicknesses.

The Centre is now equipped to provide high volume printing services at very competitive prices.


The center has an ArtixScan M1 - 8½"x14" high resolution scanner, which has special capabilities for scanning transparencies and slides.  Assistance can be provided in making use of the large format scanner in the Robarts Map and Data Library.


The centre has an Akiles Hot Laminator, which can laminate up to 11"x17".

Other Services:

Foamboard mounting up to 32" wide.