Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Changes in DSB Hours

Wednesday October 26th the DSB will open at 9:00am instead of 8:00am.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

How to use the DSB reservation site:

Patron Portal
Before you have access to this site you must stop by the photo cage in the art department and sign a contract!
Once logged in
1. Choose: Art DSB.
2. Click on the 2 horizontal bars in the upper right of the window.
3. From that drop down choose: New Reservation.
4. On the Left, from the “Browse Resources” column click on the printer or scanner you’d like to reserve.
5. At the top in the “New Reservation” bar choose the start and end date and time you’d like the printer or scanner. Note: YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE DATE IN THE “END” FIELD as well.
6. Next underneath the picture of the printer near the center of the window click the “+” button to create your reservation.
7. At the bottom right click Confirm.
8. A pop up window will say “Your reservation has been confirmed.” Close that window and you’re good to go!
9. At the main page you can click on your upcoming reservations to edit or delete them.
10. Don’t forget to log out in the upper right corner of the window!

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.

Fall 2016 DSB Hours

We are open for Fall Printing on Monday September 12th!

Our hours are:

Mondays - 8:00am-9:00pm

Tuesdays - 8:00am-9:00pm

Wednesdays - 8:00am-9:00pm

Thursdays - 8:00am-9:00pm

Fridays - 10:00am-2:00pm

Saturdays - 10:00am-3:00pm

Closed for Thanksgiving November 24-26.
Closes for Fall session use at closing time on Monday December 19th  - all unused student fees disappear at this time.

To check out printers go to: https://checkout.cla.umn.edu/webcheckout/pir

Or for more info see our Facebook page:


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Instructions for new checkout system

The DSB has a new checkout site. Take a look at this video for directions how to use it. The video is actually for the photo cage, but it works the same way as the Art DSB system!

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

How to Reserve Workstations Online

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:             4800 printers print sheets of paper up to 17" wide.                      9800 printers print on rolls 24" or 44" wide. 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 glossy/luster paper. This is marked on the checkout site.

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