- Do not plot unless it is really necessary. Stop and think before you plot: your colleagues and the environment will appreciate it
- Preview your job before plotting. Most errors can be caught in preview
- Plotting is restricted to course related materials only
- Jobs left in the queue for more than 45 minutes are automatically removed form the queue
- You take full responsibility for managing your jobs by using this web page: cronq.mit.edu
- Do not service plotters! All problems (need for paper, paper jams, ink, warnings, etc) should be reported to cron immediately. Never service a plotter (unless pressing the Cancel button to cancel current job)
- Plotting is restricted to DUSP faculty, staff, students and affiliates. Plotting is restricted to DUSP academic use. Please check the table below to familiarize with allowed/restricted use, devices, services and costs.
|DUSP Faculty/Staff||Academic & Class Materials||
|DUSP TAs/Researchers||Research & Class Materials||
- Preview your job before printing. Most errors can be caught in preview
- You are restricted to 3 concurrent (released) jobs on any one plotter
- Do not print (embedded) color/grayscale images at a resolution greater than 200 dpi. The plotters cannot print images at higher resolution. The extra data (which the plotter struggles to remove) only leads to crashed plotters, long waits and corrupted files
- Do not plot documents larger than 750 MB. They will not be available for release from the cronQ page. If your document is > 750 MB, contact cron for assistance.
- Do not plot multi-page documents. You will be charged by the square foot, often resulting in charges of hundreds of dollars. You also risk suspension of all printing rights
- Collect your plots immediately! Uncollected plots are discarded every morning
- Charges appear on student Bursar statement as 'CRON Plotting Fee'
- Do not service printers! All problems (need for paper, paper jams, toner, warnings, etc) should be reported to cron immediately. Never open a drawer or click a button or otherwise service a printer/plotter (unless pressing the Cancel button to cancel current job)