Submit a 3D / A1 Printing or Laser Cutting/Engraving Request

Submit application

Note: a unique print job ID will be assigned to each request. Use this print job ID for payment, status tracking and pick up.

Eligibility of Usage

EdUHK Students and Staff only


Facilities  Charges Remarks
3D printing $20 base charge plus a material charge of $1 per gram. For example, an object of 15g will cost $35 ($20 base charge + $15 material charge)

Laser cutting and engraving

Material provided by the Library for cutting or engraving:

  • 2.5mm thick acrylic sheet
  • 3 mm plywood

Unit charge $25 per quarter sheet (250mm x 150 mm) or part thereof.   $100 for one whole acrylic sheet (500mm x 300mm).

Unit charge $10 per quarter sheet (225mm x 150mm) or part thereof. $40 for one whole plywood sheet ( 450 mm x 350mm).

Each acrylic /plywood sheet can be divided into four quarters.
A1-size printing Paper types:

  • Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss: $60
  • Premium Glossy Photo Paper: $60
  • Hot Press Bright: $80
The charge covers one sheet of A1-size printout (594mm x 841mm).


Acceptable File Formats

Jobs must be submitted online in acceptable file formats. Files larger than 10 MB should be uploaded to Google Drive / Dropbox / OneDrive according to instructions stated in the online submission form.

Facilities Acceptable File Formats
3D printing STL
Laser cutting and engraving GIF, JPG, PNG, PDF


Image resolution at 150 dpi or above is recommended
Colour mode: RGB
A1-size printing AI,GIF, JPG, PNG, PDF, RAW, PSD, PS


Print-out colours may differ from colours seen from the monitor/screen
Fonts (e.g., from Adobe Illustrator) need to be converted to Outline
Images should be stored as embedded images inside the graphic file instead of linked images
Image resolution at 150 dpi or above is recommended


Submission and Notification

1. Only limited jobs can be processed each day. Jobs submitted after the daily job quota is reached will be put on the waiting list.

2. Library staff will check the files submitted and notification will be sent by email:

Application status Remarks
Successful File is checked OK. Payment instructions will be provided.

Waiting list

File is checked OK but job will be delayed because daily job quota has been reached. Notification will be sent to applicant when the job is ready for printing; and applicant can also track the waiting list status online.
Unsuccessful The job is rejected because of technical issues, copyright infringement or other reasons. Applicant may revise the file and resubmit.

3. Applications are processed twice a day from Monday to Friday (working days only):

For jobs submitted Notification will be sent by Payment should be made by Output will be ready by
Before 10 am 11 am on the same day 11 am on the second day 11 am on the third day
10 am – 2 pm 3 pm on the same day 3 pm on the second day 3 pm on the third day
After 2 pm 11 am on the second day 11 am on the third day 11 am on the fourth day


Payment and Output Collection

1. Payment can be made at the Circulation Counter of Mong Man Wai Library or at the Tseung Kwan O Study Centre Library. If payment is not made in time, the job may be cancelled or put on the waiting list until payment is made.

2. Outputs should be picked up at the Circulation Counter of Mong Man Wai Library. Outputs that are not collected within 7 days may be disposed by the Library and no refund will be made.

Important Remarks

1. Actual time required to print a 3D object depends on its complexity. Library staff will contact the applicant if there is any delay.

2. Applicants must make sure that the job output will not infringe any copyright or intellectual property right, and they will be held full responsibilities of any infringement.

Enquiry and Assistance

Please contact Library System Services via email at or by phone at 29486653 for assistance.