New Digital Printing System

To enable smarter and environmental friendly printing at HKUST, MTPC has installed a new colour digital printing system, Fuji Xerox Iridesse, at Printshop. Supporting 5 colour + varnishing and a printing size up to 1200mm x 317mm, the system can provide cost effective printing with fast turnaround and less carbon footprint.

With its quality compatible to offset printing, many printing jobs that had been outsourced to external printers can be handled in-house with much lower cost.  It is particularly fit for short-run and on-demand printing like official documents, name card, customized stationery, leaflet, brochure and event banners. It will also support the growing demands for dissertation printing, course notes and exam paper with colour contents.  

Online Presentation Support

MTPC’s Digital Learning Studio is re-configured to support online presentation via Zoom and other platforms. Our setup will reproduce the experiences of physical presentation space. Speakers can present lively with studio lighting, backdrop, PowerPoint, whiteboard or even light-board. Online participants will see the gesture, movement and interactivities of presenters captured by cameraman instead of talking head by webcam. Please contact Anthony HO (ptykho@ust.hk) if you wish to create professional content and engaging online experiences for your audience.

 

Online Namecard Ordering and Printing

To support demands for name card printing due to the change of job titles in the University, and to ride on the new color digital printing system, MTPC has rolled in-house name card printing service for faculty and eligible staff who require name card starting 2020.

The new service supports online ordering, data input, layout preview and approval (for staff below Band 5/lecturer) through MTPC’s Work Request System. It shortens printing time to 2-3 working days and lower printing cost by 20%. It also supports adding QR code and official photo of the name card owner, and is 100% compliance with HKUST name card standard. Colleagues are most welcome to try this speedy name card printing services. See Demo Video

myRVC Web App

myRVC is newly developed by MTPC's RVC team. It is a web app optimized for mobile phones which enables users to check real-time status of their RVC recording anytime and anywhere. The status reflects the flow of RVC: 1. “Scheduled”; 2. “Recording”; 3. “Processing”; 4. “Viewable” or 5. “Cancelled”. Users can confirm video capturing if status is “Recording” or view their videos directly via the web app if the status is “Viewable”. Access myRVC

 

ID Photo

Recently, MTPC rolled out a new ID Photo taking service. It is the fastest and easiest way to take ID photos on campus, which can be used for departmental notice board, publications, website purposes.

The service is a supplement to MTPC’s existing portrait taking services which are offered at the beginning of each semester. The ID Photo taking service is available daily during term time. It is supported by CMZ’s trained student helper using smartphone and pre-set studio lighting. All HKUST staff are entitled to use this free and convenient service to obtain their ID photos. Book ID Photo

Laser Cutter

Starting in Spring 2020, MTPC’s Creative Media Zone (CMZ) in Learning Commons will offer laser cutting services. After booking a time slot, students can bring along their drawing files in SVG format to the CMZ counter at their allotted time for checking before using the device for cutting.

The cutter can process a wide range of materials, including paper, corrugated board, wood, acrylic, cloth and leather. Students can select and purchase these materials for their projects and pay via Octopus card at the CMZ counter. More details are available at: https://cmz.ust.hk/services/laser-cutting