Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Summer Hours

We're open for summer hours. Come on in and print!

Hours June 23 - August 6, 2015

Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm
Wednesdays 3:00pm-6:00pm
Thursdays 9:30am-12:30pm

To check out printers go to: http/

Or for more info see our Facebook page:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Closed until Summer Session

Today is the last day the DSB is open. Please get all your printing done today and remove any prints you may have in the flat files.

The DSB will be closed with tentative limited hours during summer session. Keep an eye on those hours here or via our facebook page,

Monday, April 6, 2015

Spring DSB access Ends May 13th!

We're in the final stretch. Come print during the hours below:

Mon 8:00am –  9:00pm
Tues 10:00am – 9:00pm
Wed 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thurs 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 1:00pm

Closes for Spring session use at
Closing time on Wednesday May 13th     
All unused student fees will disappear at this time.
We will not be open during May term and  will
remain closed until Summer session starts

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Spring 2015 DSB Hours

Mondays 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm

Closed for Spring Break Monday March 16 - Saturday March 21

Closes for Spring Session Use at closing time on Wednesday May 13th. All unused student fees will disappear at this time.

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,


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.