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Printing, Scanning & Reproduction


Reproduction Services

The Yale Map Collection provides some reproduction services to Library Patrons. Below, you will find a description of the hardware available for reproduction of printed cartographic materials. Scanning & Printing is performed to order, and requires the completion of our Scan & Print Request Form (PDF). The equipment in the Map Collection is not available for patron use. The Map Collection will ONLY scan & print cartographic and cartography-related materials.

All reproduced materials are subject to copyright restrictions. We ask that permissions be obtained (PDF), and proper citation given, for publication of Yale Map Collection holdings.

Scanning & Copy Charges:

Full Color Scanning - $10 per individual scan (includes cost of CD or DVD Media for distribution)

Black & White Xerox Copying - $2 per copy

Full Color Printing - Dependent upon printing resolution & size. Contact the Map Collection for more information.


Colortrac 5480 Enhanced 54" Color Scanner

The Map Collection has a Colortrac 5480 Enhanced 54" color sheet-fed scanner available in the lab. Scans are made by staff only. This scanner is intended for use in reproduction of cartographic materials and is not suitable for use with some fragile materials. The suitability of cartographic materials for scanning with this equipment is left to the discretion of the Map Collection Staff.

Large Format Scanner Specifications:
Model: Colortrac 5480 Enhanced
Optical Resolution: 400 DPI
Interpolated Resolution: 800 DPI
Active Scan Area: 54" X unlimited


Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 800PS

Large Format PrinterThe Map Collection GIS Service provides a large format printing service for patrons. This service is limited to GIS and cartography products. The GIS Service will not print general posters for patrons.

Common products that are printed out on the large format printer include ArcView or ArcGIS Layouts via ArcPress, historic map reproductions (Map Collection also has a scanner), and cartographic products created in various GIS-related software.

Printing is by appointment only. The GIS Specialist at the Map Collection will assist the patron with preparing their layout and will handle the actual print job. Since the printer is networked, in some cases it may be possible to obtain one of the drivers to print from another Yale campus computer if the patron will be printing frequently or is printing a product that is difficult to port. See the GIS Specialist at the Map Collection for more details.

Printer Specifications:
: Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 800PS
Resolution: It prints in color at either 300, 600, or 1200 dpi.
Drivers: HP GL2 driver, Adobe Postscript driver, and ArcPress.
Capabilities: Nesting, optimization for line drawing/text or images.
Paper: 42" wide 100 ft roll; heavy or medium paper.


EPSON Expression 836XL

The EPSON Expression 836XL is a flatbed scanner with a 12 X 17 inch document platen, and an optical resolution of 800 DPI. This scanner is used for smaller cartographic scans, as well as items in bound volumes.



Xerox 2515 Oversize Copier

The Map Collection has a Xerox 2515 Oversized photocopy machine capable of making black and white copies of sheet maps up to 36" x 48" in size. Large copies made on the Xerox cost $2.00 each.


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