Digital Service Bureau information


All digital printing for class assignments will be printed in the DSB, room W138. This is a staffed bureau with printers and paper that are to be used for class assignments. It is important to note that the DSB has limited hours. Please to plan ahead for assignment due dates. Not being able to find time to print in the DSB is not a valid excuse for not having your assignments completed on time. There is built in lab time during class, but it is inevitable you will need to use the DSB outside of class time.

Reservations: To ensure printers are available when you need them you can make reservations at:

Reservations can be made up to 2 weeks in advance. Near the end of the semester I suggest you make your reservations as soon as possible, as everyone is trying to use the equipment simultaneously! You must be present within 10 minutes of the start of your reservation time or your reservation will be canceled and immediately given to anyone who is waiting for a printer.

Spring 2013 DSB hours are: Starting January 28th
Mondays 10:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesdays 10:00am - 1:00pm / 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesdays 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursdays 10:00am - 2:00pm / 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am - 1:00pm

Closed for Spring Break Saturday March 16th - Saturday March 23rd
See posted hours for limited Spring Break hours.

Extended Finals Hours Friday May 3rd 10:00 - 2:00!!!

Closes for spring session use at 6:00pm on Wed May 15th

Please watch for postings on the door to the DSB and the DSB blog (web address below)
for any changes in the above hours.

DSB Phone: 612-626-4196
DSB Blog:
DSB e-mail:

The DSB is staffed by supervisors: Caroline Houdek and Lynda Pavek
The photo-area grads each put some hours in as well: Stefanie, Miranda, Beth, and Lorena, as well as undergrad TA's Christopher, Jared, and Treeya.

Tracking: before leaving the DSB students must check in with the DSB attendant to count the prints they made. You have $XX in course fees that you can use to print with in the DSB. Any class work beyond the given course fee must be paid out-of-pocket on a pay-as-you-go basis. The DSB accepts cash, check or Gopher Gold.

Please note that your course fees are to be used to print course work. Scanners may not be used to scan copyrighted photographs for any kind of reproductions.

Unused course-fee print credits: 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.

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

Digital Service Bureau for Learning Printing Prices for student currently enrolled in art dpt. Classes.
(Note in the future as long as you are still a university student but not enrolled in art department classes you may still use the DSB, but the price structure will be different).

Sheet Paper Size
8.5 x 11
11.7 x 16.5
13 x 19
17 x 22

$2.00 / sheet
$3.50 / sheet
$4.50 / sheet
$5.50 / sheet

$1.50 / sheet
$2.50 / sheet
$3.50 / sheet
$4.50 / sheet

Your Own Paper
$1.00 / sheet
$1.50 / sheet
$2.00 / sheet
$2.50 / sheet

Roll Paper
24" wide
44" wide

Used mostly for Screen Printing:
Transparency Film, 24 inches wide = $0.35 linear inch

Any paper you bring to the DSB must be coated and made for use in pigment based printers and be pre approved by DSB supervisors Caroline, Lynda, or by your photography Faculty.

The experimental printer, Sue, is for non-coated papers, but almost any media may be put through that printer as long as it is dry and flat with no deckled edges. Please, no newsprint through this printer.

The DSB also has a black and white laser printer that can be used without an appointment. Black and white laser prints are $0.10 each.

$0.29 / linear inch
$0.46 / linear inch

$.27 / linear inch
$0.41 / linear inch

Your Own Paper
$0.20 / linear inch
$0.30 / linear inch

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