Poster Printing

Printing to The Poster Printer aka, doggett

doggett is CSAIL’s self-service large format printer, located just outside TIG, 32-270.

This printer is expensive to supply and maintain, it should only be used by CSAIL members for CSAIL research.

You can print to doggett only from the public CSAIL machine in the open area on the Second Floor outside of TIG. You must have a valid CSAIL account to log in.

doggett Quick Info


For consistency, reliability, and ease of use, we recommend and support printing from .pdf’s.

Printing from the poster kiosk machine

Poster Cutting

TIG has a large format mat and straight edge, sliding cutter for trimming your posters. It is located right behind the printer under the stairwell. There are poster tubes available next to the printer if needed.

Paper Handling

If you need paper loaded, please ask TIG for assistance. If TIG is unavailable or this is during off-hours, you can change the paper roll yourself.

See this Canon video on loading and unloading paper on the 4100-Pro printer for more information.

Extra paper can be found in the lockers to the left of the printer

Unloading Paper and removing Roll Holder

Loading paper and inserting Roll Holder

Paper type

Canon Matte Coated Paper for Inkjet (170 gsm): This Matte Coated Paper has a high quality, good density, matte coating. It can print in very high resolution and perform well with graphics, signage, and posters. This 170gsm paper may be used for heavy-weight applications.


Please feel free to stop into TIG for help. Or, drop us an email at