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Design Lab

Open to: all students
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th St, 10th Floor   •  

Academic Year 2021-22 Update



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Workstation Reservation

A reservation for one of the following types of printers at the Design Lab using the form linked below :

Laser Printers
Inkjet Printers / Plotter
Vinyl Cutter

Terms and Conditions:

Reservations are not processed during weekends.

The request form, which will be reviewed and will not automatically confirm your reservation.

Please wait till a confirmation email is sent to your new school address.

A student can not make a reservation of the day of the reservation, you will need to submit the request a day prior the reservation at the latest.

Reservations are processed during Lab technician hours, between 9am to 5pm on weekdays.

Max duration of a reservation is 2 hours / The minimum is 30 minutes

A student can only have one reservation for 2 types of printers at a time.
You can not make 2 reservation for same printers at different times or days
You are only allowed to use one printer at a time.
A new reservation once their current or future one has been fulfilled or canceled.

If you are 15 minutes late to a reservation your reservation is canceled and forfeited to anyone waiting on our walk-in wait-list list.

Please make sure that your file is prepared and ready to print before your reservation.
If you file is not ready and you are not using the printer for more than 10 minutes we will have you forfeit your reservation.

There are limits to how many prints you can make depending on the printer you are using.
The limitations are as follows :

Small inkjet
3” by 5” to 5.5” x 8.5” – 30 prints Per day
Up to 13” x 19” – 20 prints per day
Above 13” x 19” – 10 prints per day

Inkjet Plotter
Between 11” x 17” to 13” by 19” – 20 prints per day
Above 13” x 19” – 10 prints per day

Roll Printing :
13” to 24” Width – Max 100” in length
36” to 44” Width – Max 75” in length

Laser Printer
All Sizes – Max 200 prints per day

Going over the Limit will result in Overprinting cost which will be charged to your account.
Over Printing Cost are as follows :

Small inkjet
3” x 5” to 5.5” x 8.5” – Initial cost 5$ – for every 10 (starts at 40 prints) $2
Between 5.5” x 8.5” to 13” x 19” – Initial cost $5 – for every 5 (starts at 25 prints) $2.5
Above 13” x 19” (max 17” by 22”) – Initial cost $7.5 – for every 5 (starts at 15 prints) $3

Inkjet Plotter
Between 11” x 17” to 13” x 19” – Initial cost $5 – for every 5 (starts at 25 prints) $2.5
Above 13” x 19” – Initial cost $7.5 – for every 5 (starts at 15 prints) $5

Roll Printing :
13” to 24” Width – Initial cost $7.5 – for every 20” (starts at 120” prints) $3
36” to 44” Width – Initial cost $10 – for every 20” (starts at 95” prints) $5

Laser Printer
All Sizes – Initial cost $2 – for every 50 prints (starts at 250) $1

A hold will also be placed on your account when the quote is processed. The hold will prohibit you from using other making center spaces till the payment is made.

About the Design Lab

The Design Lab is a 2D digital production space and a hub for student interaction and collaboration. We provide access to design tools, software, equipment, and printing services around the creative printing needs of all students. Students get to bring their own paper and experimental materials to print on our vast array of printers. Besides the common printers you encounter throughout the school, the laser and inkjet printers, we offer access to unique machines like the Risograph printers, Vinyl Cutter, Roll scanner, Solvent Printer (For sticker Printing Only), Dye Sublimation Printer, and UV Printer. Students have access to commercial booklet production tools with the help of trained personnel who can assist you from per to post booklet production.

This is the only lab that allows you to bring your own paper stock. The lab does not provide any paper to students or faculty.

Featured Equipment and Tools

  •  B&W LaserJet Printer
  •  Color LaserJet Printer
  •  Desktop Inkjet Printer
  •  Inkjet Plotter
  •  Risograph Printer
  •  Vinyl Cutter
  •  Photo Scanner
  •  Colortrac SmartLF SG 44 Wide Format Scanner
  •  Roland VersaUV LEF-200 UV Printer