The GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) has one black and white laser printer for small print jobs. We also have two large-format color plotters for large print jobs: a 42" HP Z6200 and a 42” HP T7200. Posters must be larger 12”x18” or larger.

Special charges apply to use the large-format color plotters, and the use of the plotters is restricted to Ball State ID holders. A full description of our policies, including charges, can be found on our Printer Guidelines handout.

Plotter Prices are as follows:

  • Under 24"    $ 8.00
  • 25" to 36"    $12.00
  • 37” to 72’”   $16.00
  • 73” to 108”  $20.00


The GRMC has a large-format 40" laminator and a smaller 12" laminator. The cost of laminating is $3.00 per linear foot, and the use of the laminator is restricted to Ball State ID holders. There may be a 24-48 hour wait time for laminating services.

There is a $3.00 minimum charge for all lamination services.

Items must be no wider than 40". 

Printing hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact Angela Gibson, GIS Specialist, for further details.