Print and Media Lab
The Print Lab & Media Lab has various production methods available including: Screen printing (including T-Shirt presses), intaglio, lithography, letterpress and bookbinding. The darkroom area has multiple exposure systems for producing plates and screens. Students who have attended a primary orientation (in Fall semester) and have paid a security deposit may check materials out though an equipment checkout system - this includes squeegees, scoopcoaters, brayers, rollers and other items. Checked-out equipment is lent on a 24 hour maximum basis.
The Lab also includes a Digital Lab consisting of 7 workstations, 2 scanners and basic small scale output for producing film for exposure as well as pre-production support for media projects.
The Cage supplies paper, inks, plates and screen emulsion. Transaction and recharge protocols are identical to Output Services (see below).
Output Services and the Cage are fee based, student run areas - open limited hours that change each semester (see posted schedule or consult www.artserve.calarts.edu). All sales and services are prepaid at the Cashiers Window in accounting (no cash, check or credit - no running balances in the Lab) and recharge projects must include downloaded editable PDF forms (i.e. digitally completed) as well as departmental authorization support documents (including signature and budget), and signature of Lab Director. Downloaded forms and basic information is available at www.artserve.calarts.edu - see Lab Hours and Account info on upper right of screen. Incomplete or improperly completed forms will not be accepted.
Output Services provides 44" inkjet printing on Lab supplied (i.e. no outside materials) photo media and clear film, laser cutting (maximum size 16' x 12", see operators for material restrictions) 3-D printing and vinyl cutting. Proper file set up is absolutely necessary and requirements for files, as well as pricing may be reviewed at www.artserve.calarts.edu. Additionally, a consultation with Output Services operators is highly recommended.