Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New Checkout Site! Here's How You Make a Reservation:

The DSB has a new checkout website!
https://checkout.cla.umn.edu/webcheckout/pir
1. Sign in with your x500/e-mail and choose "Art DSB"
If you can't see ART DSB come in and make a reservation you need to stop by the photo cage (around the corner from the DSB) and electronically sign a contract - then you'll have access!
3. Click the Add Resources Tab at the top and choose a printer
4. Click "Add" under the printer image in the lower right corner.
5. Click "Confirm" in the upper left and you'll get an e-mail saying you just made a reservation!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Spring 2016 Hours

We are open for Spring!
Our hours are:

Mondays - 8:00am-9:00pm

Tuesdays - 8:00am-2:00pm / 4:00-9:00pm

Wednesdays - 8:00am-9:00pm

Thursdays - 9:00am-9:00pm

Fridays - 10:00am-2:00pm

Saturdays - 10:00am-3:00pm

Closed for Spring Break Mon March 14-Sat March 18
Closes for Spring session use at closing time on Thursday May 12th - 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:

https://www.facebook.com/ArtDeptDSB

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

How to Reserve Workstations Online

checkout.dsb.umn.edu
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

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.

DSB Contract

The following contract can also be obtained at the DSB and must be signed before you can print in the DSB.


Digital Service Bureau For Learning
Training Contract


Before you are allowed to print in the DSB you must either attended a training session (recommended) or have signed this contract and gone over the printing directions briefly with the DSB attendant.

The DSB has regular hours, please watch this blog or our Facebook page for any changes in these hours as well as other info.

Only students who have attended the training session or signed this contract are allowed to be in the DSB, no tag-alongs, friends, or other visitors.

Food and beverages cannot be used in the DSB. There is a counter where they can be left while working.

Only one specific printer may use non-coated papers in it. This printer is labeled “Sue.” Papers like Rives BFK, rice paper, etc. may be used ONLY on this printer.
Please no newsprint.

The DSB is not a general computer-use room. Please prepare your files off site.

This is not a Photoshop tutoring center. DSB attendants expect that the user has their files complete and ready to print. The attendant assists with printing, not file editing.

Priority during the last 2 weeks: During the last two weeks of the semester students enrolled in art department digital classes have priority over non-enrolled students, and faculty and staff. Students, staff, and faculty who are not enrolled in a digital class should not plan on printing during these weeks, although if there is space, you are welcome to print. The DSB receives a higher-than-normal volume of users during this time. All students in classes have priority.

After students are demoed on equipment they must sign a form stating that they have heard these rules and understand the costs of printing.

Failure to follow these instructions or instructions given by DSB technicians or instructors will result in loosing DSB privileges.










Reservations

It is recommended to make a reservation for the printer you wish to use in advance, or it may not be available when you wish to use it. Reservations can be made at, www.checkout.dsb.umn.edu.

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.









Tracking and Charges

Before leaving the DSB students must check in with the DSB attendant to count the prints they made. This includes test strips and all mistakes.

Any payment for prints must be made BEFORE the user leaves the DSB with the prints. Students may pay with cash or check at the photo cage down the hall, but prints remain in the DSB until they bring back a signed receipt showing they paid.

Students may also use their Gopher Gold Card/U card in the DSB. Note the student must first add money to their card before they can use it in the DSB. http://www1.umn.edu/ucard/umtc/valueports.html contains locations where money can be added to the Gopher Gold Card.

Mistakes caused by the printer are not charged for as long as you inform the DSB attendant when they happen. Example: a printer nozzle clogs during a print making the color on the print change. The user notices this but makes 2 more prints anyway before informing the DSB attendant. The color is not good on all 3 of those prints because of a printer issue. The user does not have to pay for the first print, but is responsible to pay for all other prints they made before talking with the DSB attendant. The same is true for a large mural print. If the first couple feet of print come out of the printer looking incorrect the student should tell the DSB attendant and stop the print before the print is finished or the user will pay for the print.

If the user forgets a printing step and the print comes out wrong the user is responsible for paying for that print.

We usually do not charge for test strips and mistakes caused by the printer, but these need to be tracked. Mistakes involving user error (things that were covered in the printing training and/or above) will be charged for. Mistakes involving the printer (clogged heads, etc) will not be charged for.

The DSB attendant will track how much the user printed. The amount owed will either be taken out of their course fee amount or they will be given a bill. If they receive a bill they must take it to the photo crib and or use their Gopher Gold Card to pay before they take their prints. If payment is done at the cage the user will bring back the bill signed as paid by the photo crib worker to receive their prints.




For students using Course Fees

There are no refunds or transferring of unused portions of student course fees. Any unused course fees stays in general DSB account. Students do not all print the same amounts for each assignment or project. This means that some students will not exhaust their full course-fee print credit: the DSB depends on the unused portions to help pay for maintenance tanks, Kraft paper, unexpected repairs, etc. We recognize that it may seem unfair, but it is similar to what happens in all other art courses; all students pay the same exact materials fee, but they each use less or more amounts of materials.



This page kept by the DSB


I have read and understand the DSB policies.




                                                                                                                                               
Printed name                                                                        Signed Name


                                                                                                                                               
Date                                                                                    U of M e-mail / x500 number




                                                           
DSB attendant who demoed printing