HP DesignJet Z6200 Poster Printing

Important note:

Read this entire page before you begin designing your poster. Posters for printing should be submitted at least 24 hours before your deadline.

Directions for preparing and printing posters using Windows or Mac OS.

Preliminary information

System requirements

The HP DesignJet Z6200 poster printer supports both Windows and Macintosh OS platforms. If your system meets these requirements, design your project with the correct paper size, create a PDF file, and bring it on a portable medium to the Smith Service Desk (Room 004 in the basement of Smith Hall) to print it. All Microsoft Office applications (including Publisher), Adobe InDesign, Acrobat Reader, and Distiller are available at the printing station.

Printing size

The HP DesignJet Z6200 prints on a 42" wide roll of paper, but it cannot print to the edges. You should set your shorter dimension to be less than 41.5". Your longer dimension can be several feet, for example 72"; however, most software programs have maximum page-size limitations to consider before you design your project. Review the page-size information before you start below:


Maximum dimensions

AdobePS Windows printer driver

54 inches wide, 129 inches long

MS Publisher

49 inches in either direction

MS PowerPoint

56 inches in either direction

If you want to print a poster larger than your software program allows, you can set the longer dimension to the maximum allowed value and then rescale the poster at print time. It is important to set the shorter dimension small enough so the rescaled poster will fit on the paper, i.e, rescaled dimension < 41.5 inches.

Example scenario:

You want to print a six-foot poster (72") using PowerPoint, which has a page-size limitation of 56". Set your PowerPoint page size to:

Length = 56 inches
Width = 41.5 * (56/72) = 32.25 inches

Then print using a printer page size of:

Length = 56 * (72/56) = 72 inches
Width = 32.25 * (72/56) = 41.46 inches


Charges for printing to the HP DesignJet Z6200 are $6.00 per running foot. You must use a UD1 FLEX spending account or submit a Web Form: Request for Service - IT Large Format Print (Posters) as payment for posters prior to the print job being submitted by the department's students and staff. You will need to bring the request for service requisition ID number of this form for printing and picking-up your poster. Cash and checks will not be accepted.

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