Reproduction Service

The Maps, Official Publications and Statistics Unit (MOPS) has a wide-format scanner and pigment inkjet printer which enables us to reproduce various types of originals to professional standards. Orders submitted by midday will be ready for collection from 2 pm the next working day. Orders submitted after midday will be ready from 2 pm two working days later.

Printing Service

We can copy your large format original material and print large format electronic files. Our preference is for PDF, PowerPoint or TIFF files for printing. However, we can print most file formats created by standard Microsoft Office, GIS, CAD and graphic design software.

We can supply reproductions:

  • in monochrome or colour
  • from A3 to A0
  • Larger than A0 prints up to 42" wide (price available upon request)
  • images can be enlarged or reduced upon request
  • printed on high quality premium coated paper, photo matt/satin paper or canvas

Some examples of material which can be reproduced are:

  • maps
  • posters
  • signs
  • blueprint copies
  • architectural plans
  • art projects

Items which might be damaged, or might cause damage to library equipment, will not be copied. Items submitted for reproduction are done so at the patrons own risk. We cannot accept responsibility for damage to items during the copying process.

The decision of staff members in all cases is final.

Digital Copies

We can provide digital copies of collection material, or your own material, using our wide-format scanner. The scanner can accept originals up to 92cm (36 in) wide and 0.5 cm thick, such as maps, plans, schematics, and artwork. We cannot scan books, periodicals, or any other bound volumes.

  • digital files can be supplied at a variety of resolutions
  • a range of output formats available (JPG, TIFF, PDF, and more)

Items which might be damaged during the scanning process, or cause damage to library equipment, will not be scanned. Items submitted for scanning are done so at your own risk. We cannot accept responsibility for damage to items caused during the scanning process.

The decision of staff members in all cases is final.

Please note this is a staffed service and the scanner is not available for general use.

Price List and Order Form

 Print ServicePrint Service (Budget)Print Service (Heavy paper)Poster ServiceCanvas ServiceScanning Service
A4 3.00 0.75 5.00     UofG Material
A3 5.00 1.50 8.00 8.00  
A2 6.00 2.00 11.00 11.00   Reader Material
A1 8.00 3.00 16.00 16.00 35.00
A0 13.00 6.00 22.00 22.00 55.00  

 *Prices do not include VAT. VAT will be applied at the current rate where applicable.

You can find out more about our prices here Reproduction Service Leaflet.

You can download a Reproduction Request Form (MS word fomat, save the file then fill out using word, print and sign) or pick one up from the Maps, Official Publications and Statistics Unit on Level 7.

We require a completed reproduction request form for every order. Each order form must have an original (not scanned or typed) signature on the copyright declaration section. You can pay using cash, credit card, cheque or departmental account.

If you wish to use a departmental account to pay for an order with a total value of £100 pounds or over we will require an original ink signature. Orders under £100 can be authorised using a scanned or photocopied signature.

Paper Sizes

Image showing A paper sizes for comparison
Sizemm x mminches x inches
A4 210 x 297 8.3 x 11.7
A3 297 x 420 11.7 x 16.5
A2 420 x 594 16.5 x 23.4
A1 594 x 841 23.4 x 33.1
A0 841 x 1189 33.1 x 46.8

This table lists the dimensions for the A paper series which is most commonly used in the United Kingdom and the EU. The dimensions of the A series paper sizes are defined by the ISO 216 standard.

We can also print the full B paper series which is most commonly used in the United States and Canada.

Non-standard poster sizes can also be supplied. Please contact us to find out more.


Types of Media

 Suggested UsesDescription
Poster paper, 260 g/m2

Posters for presentations, conferences and displays. Indoor signage.

Satin photo finish, heavy weight paper. 
Premium paper, 100 g/m2 Working and proof copies. CAD and GIS drawings. Architectural plans. High quality paper suitable for black & white and colour prints.
Smartmatt paper, 180 g/m2 Matt paper suitable for full colour map and artwork reproductions. Recommended for display and framing.

Heavy weight matt paper.

Artist canvas, 370 g/m2

Archival and exhibition standard reproduction of maps, paintings or artwork.

100% natural cotton, acid-free canvas (Öko-Tex Standard 100).

Copyright Protection

There are copyright restrictions on the reproduction of most material. Copyright duration can last 70 years for commercially published material, or 50 years for Crown Copyright material. The University can reproduce certain collections of maps under existing agreements. Material which is out of copyright can also be reproduced.

Some images may require permission from the copyright holder. Written permission from the copyright holder must be obtained in advance to reproduce any material which falls into this category.

Staff can offer advice on this matter.

Contact Us

In Person : The MOPS Enquiry Desk is on level 7 of the library and is staffed 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

Telephone :  0141 330 6740/3176