Thursday, February 8, 2018

Color Laser Printer!

The DSB just installed it's new color laser printer.
It prints on 8.5x11 and 8.5x14 paper.
Come on by and give it a whirl!

Spring 2018 Hours

Monday 8:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-9:00pm
Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm

Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm

Closed for Spring Break March 12-March 16th
Closes for fall semester at 9pm on May 10th. All unused student fees will disappear at this time.

Make printer reservations at:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Making Reservations in the DSB

It is increasingly important to make sure you make reservations before you come in. To have access to the reservation site you will need to sign a usage agreement in person at the photo cage around the corner from the DSB.

To make a reservation go to: 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 (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 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

Color Space Art and Imaging

The Lab

Thomas Reographics

Minneapolis Photo Center

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
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!

  • 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,


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.