Thursday, January 26, 2017

Spring 2017 Hours



Mon 8:00am – 9:00pm
Tues 8:00am ­– 9:00pm
Wed 8:00am – 9:00pm
Thurs 8:00am – 9:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 3:00pm
Closed for Spring Break March 13-18th   


Closes for Spring session use at
Closing time on Wednesday May 10th
All unused student fees will disappear at this time.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Making Reservations in the DSB

As the semester comes to an end it is increasingly important to make sure you make reservations before you come in. To make a reservation:

https://checkout.cla.umn.edu/webcheckout/…/patronPortal.html
See instructions Below












Friday, September 2, 2016

The DSB is a Copy Center for the Art Department!

To copy class materials  you have 3 choices:

1. e-mail them to dsbcopy@gmail.com (include your department and quantity of copies needed in the e-mail) You will receive an e-mail when your copies are completed and ready to pick up in the DSB. 

2. Stop by the DSB any time during our open hours to copy them yourself.

3. Stop by one of the university copy centers with your department budget string number and have them make copies for you.



The DSB only has black and white copying capabilities! It is standard procedure for the DSB to make all copies on white paper. Multi-page documents are printed double sided and stapled. If you would like colored instead of white paper, we do have a small selection, please request when e-mailing your copy request.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Resource Info


Other Print Labs on Campus:

University of Minnesota Print Labs


Print Lab and Mounting Resources

If you need to make a print or scan and the DSB isn't available, or you've graduated check out these labs in town:

White House Custom Color
http://www.whcc.com

Color Space Art and Imaging
http://colorspaceartandimaging.com/

The Lab
http://www.thelabdigital.com/

Thomas Reographics
http://www.thomasrepro.com

Minneapolis Photo Center
http://www.mplsphotocenter.com


Screenprinting: Halftones and Color Separations:

halftones and screen angles

halftone separations for 4 color process screenprinting
and another color separations for 4-color process

Info About Reserving Printers and Scanners

https://checkout.cla.umn.edu/webcheckout/patron/patronPortal.html
Users may reserve Print stations at the DSB counter in person or online.

Reservation Restrictions

  • User may book a piece of equipment up to 10 hours per week.
  • Reservations can be booked online up to 2 weeks in advance.
  • 15 minutes is required between reservations for processing.
  • Reservations can be made in 30min, 45min, and 1 hour slots
  • Users must be present within 10 minutes of their reservation time or their reservation will be canceled.
  • Up to 2 back-to-back reservations may be made but there must be a 15-minute processing time between reservations. The user may stay at the printer during this 15-minute time. Example: if you want to use a printer from 11:00- 1:00 you will make one reservation from 11:00-12:00 and the second reservation from 12:15-1:00.


User Responsibility

  • Users are responsible for finishing using the workstations at their scheduled reservation end time, this includes prints being completed by the printers. The larger the print the longer the printer takes to print it.
  • Prints on the small printers should be sent no less than 10 minutes before the end of their reservation and prints on the large printers sent no less than 30 minutes before the reservation end. Larger prints may require more time to print!
  • All prints will be paid for at the time of printing, either by a class fee or pay-as-you-go. For pay-as-you-go the DSB technicians will supply students with a bill that must be paid at the photo crib before the prints can be taken from the DSB. Or students may use their Gopher Gold/U card if there is money on the card.
  • No prints leave the DSB without being paid for!

Printers:  
  • 4880/4900 sheet printers print sheets of paper up to 17" wide
  • 7900/P700 roll printers print on 24" rolls.
  • 9800/9900 roll printers print on 24" or 44" rolls. Sheets may also be put in these printers, but paper registration is more difficult.
You must choose a printer that prints on the media you will be printing on as the inks are different for matte paper and luster paper. This is marked on the checkout site.


For questions contact the DSB at: 612 626 4196
Or Lead DSB Supervisor: Caroline Houdek Solomon, dsb@umn.edu

Paper


Two paper media are available for use on the designated digital photo printers:
Epson Enhanced Matt Paper and Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper. 

We also have transparency for Printmaking applications which can be used on specific 9800 Luster Printers.  The PhotoCrib has vellum for sale which can printed via the Experimental Printer only.

Students may bring in their own paper, but can only use coated media on the photo printers.

FAQs for Instructors

Why aren't my students listed yet in the DSB print-tracking file?
Instructors from digital classes must send their final class lists (after folks have added and dropped) to the DSB supervisor at dsb@umn.edu before their students are able to print. It takes a few days to enter them into the system. All other classes use the pay-as-you-go method for making prints.
Can I bring my classes into the DSB when the DSB supervisors are not there or during closed hours?
No, there is no after-hours access. Classes are allowed in the DSB only during regular open lab hours when the supervisors and monitors are present.
Can I bring my class in last-minute for a demo?
No. Please arrange times for in-class demos with the DSB supervisor, dsb@umn.edu, with at least 48 hours notice, but preferably at the beginning of the semester so we can avoid conflicts with other class demos. We expect instructors will want to teach the demos themselves to their students.
Do students have to pay for test strips?
Normally no, but if a student makes excessive test strips then they will be charged the regular linear inch rate for the extras. All test prints and contact prints must be paid for.
Will the DSB supervisors print or prepare my files for me or my students?
No. Users must prepare their own digital files (off site) and be familiar with resolution, color profiles, and Photo Shop. The staff will assist new users and help with any problems along the way, but they are not there to print files for others. Their first priority is to help the students learn the equipment.
Can students print whatever they want on the experimental printer?
No, there are limits even on this printer. Students cannot run wet media through the experimental printer, including wet-coated papers and surfaces and prints with wet inks on them. Newsprint should also not be used even on these printers as the fibers clog the ink nozzles too badly.
Do students have to pay for prints that don't turn out well when using the experimental printer?
Yes, students must pay for all prints on these machines. The DSB supervisors maintain the
experimental printer in the best shape they can, but due to the unregulated use of materials we cannot guarantee accurate color results, adequate paper feeding, or printing with uncoated media. Please discuss with your students the experimental nature of the process so that they fully understand the additional costs for using this printer. Send any tips you have for getting good results.