October 2010 Archives

Materials Suppliers

Kevin Gronke, our workshop manager, made a map of materials suppliers in town.

Where to buy plaster

The Coffman bookstore has small quantities of plaster if you are in a hurry. You can also buy plaster in large bags at Menards or Home Depot. The closest Menards is:

ST PAUL MIDWAY
2005 W UNIVERSITY AVENUE
ST PAUL, MN 55104

The closest Home Depot is in the Quarry Center:
1520 NEW BRIGHTON BLVD
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55413

(612) 782-9594

Where to buy acrylic

A-1 Acrylic in Osseo, MN has a pretty good scrap bin where you can find good pieces of acrylic for your models.

8653 Jefferson Highway
Osseo, MN 55369
Ph: (763) 424 - 9744

Scanning

You can scan documents in the Computer Lab. Here are a few tips for scanning success:

  1. Use professional mode in the Epson Scan software. You can switch to Professional Mode by selecting that option from the drop down menu in the upper, right corner of the window.
  2. Select your document type. If you are scanning a line drawing you should select the document setting. If you are scanning a color drawing or photograph, you should select photograph.
  3. Save as a TIFF! If you are taking the time to scan, there is no point in compressing the results into a JPEG. Tiff files are lossless (you lose nothing to compression).
  4. Always use the preview to see how your scan will turn out.

Laptop print drivers

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