Poster Printing

Printing to Mondrian

Mondrian is our 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 Mondrian only from the public CSAIL machines in the open area on the Second Floor outside of TIG. You must have a valid CSAIL account to log in.

Use the Mac's for best / most consistant results

Mondrian Quick Info


Two paper types are available, plain and glossy. The glossy paper is 500% more expensive to print on compared to the plain. Use the glossy only when truly needed. Paper is available in the lockers behind the printer. If no paper is available, ask TIG.

Loading Paper

If you need help, ask TIG, otherwise:

From the printer touch pad panel:

Paper Type


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

The following are instructions on how to print a .pdf from Adobe Acrobat (Mac and Windows) or Evince (Ubuntu)** Note: if you ‘Save As PDF’ from a different PowerPoint version than the one in which you made the poster, you may run into sizing problems when it comes time to print.

Mac Printing

Poster Cutting

TIG has a large format mat and straight edge, sliding cutter for trimming your posters. If you need it, please ask.


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