TECH SUPPORT AND FACILITIES

Equipment loans, technical staff, digital printing, Cheqroom and more


EQUIPMENT STOREROOMS ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING UNDER VARIOUS ARRANGEMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS. PLEASE CHECK THE INFORMATION BELOW FOR SPECIFIC DETAILS

Music students:

The MCM Music Equipment Store contains music related items that can be borrowed by students and staff. Technical staff can also be booked for technical assistance in relation to projects, assignments, tutorials or equipment. To be eligible to borrow items you must first sign up to the Cheqroom loan system:

Register for Music Equipment Loans (Cheqroom)

Instructions on how to use the Cheqroom app along with download links can be found below.

MCM MUSIC EQUIPMENT STOREROOM

The MCM Music Equipment Store operates by appointment only:

Book an appointment at the Music Storeroom

Download detailed instructions on accessing the Music Storeroom

View the storeroom location on the Campus Maps

ALL SCHOOL LOANS STOREROOM


All School Equipment Loans will close from Wednesday 1st December 2021 and re-open Monday 14th February 2022.

Register for All School Equipment Loans (Cheqroom)

View the ASL Storeroom location on Campus Maps

  • All reservations must be made via the CHEQROOM app. No phone or email bookings will be processed.
  • Only the equipment listed in the CHEQROOM app is available for loan, other specific requests cannot be accommodated at this time.

Cheqroom is the online equipment reservation system/ app used by the campus loan areas. To reserve equipment you must first register for a Cheqroom account:

Register for equipment loans (Cheqroom)

You will receive an email inviting you to create an account - DO NOT CREATE AN ACCOUNT VIA THE CHEQROOM WEBSITE, USE THE LINK PROVIDED IN THE EMAIL.

Download the Cheqroom app:

Cheqroom for iOS

Cheqroom for Android

How to use Cheqroom:

How to make a reservation with the Cheqroom mobile app

How to change storeroom locations in Cheqroom if you have access to more than one location:

How to change storeroom locations within the Cheqroom mobile app

All reservations must be made via the Cheqroom app. No phone or email bookings will be processed.

Adobe CC is installed in all Digital Studios/Southbank Campus Computer Labs. These computing facilities are available to all enrolled students. If you require an Adobe CC licence for your personal laptop or home computer there is now a discounted subscription package available via the University.

This new Adobe CC student license is a ‘named’ and single concurrent use license. Whilst access to the software is possible from any computer only 1 device can be logged-in for use at a time. Please note: If Adobe CC is purchased directly from Adobe or via any other software vendor or portal the discounted rate will not be available. The full student RRP of $263 per year will be applicable.

The subscription renewal date is fixed for the 27th of November 2022 regardless of when the licence is purchased. If the licence is purchased in June 2022 it will expire on the 27th November 2022 - NOT June 2023.

The cost of this subscription is $65.

To purchase an Adobe CC licence click on the following link.

Purchase Adobe CC via Student IT 

For assistance with installation or support contact Student IT at https://studentit.unimelb.edu.au/software

Music & MCM students requiring access to a Sibelius licence please follow the instructions below:

Sibelius for MAC

Sibelius for WINDOWS

Zoom is the University preferred video conferencing/live streaming application. For everything regarding Zoom visit https://www.unimelb.edu.au/zoom

Follow the links below to make an appointment with staff for advice and assistance:

Teaching Workshop

Mark Friedlander

Ceramics

Deborah Edwards

Sculpture

Beth Arnold

Emil Toonen

Printmaking Workshop

Adrian Kellett

Photography

Nina Gilbert

Painting

Darren Munce

Art Studio

Kylie White

Jess Milne

Joon Youn

Samual Murnane

Stock Shops

Candy Cooper (Stock Tech)

Duraan Reid (Stock Shop)

Digital Studios

Andrew McLaughlin*

Digital Printing is available on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays during teaching periods. Print files that are uploaded by 10am will be available for collection by later the same afternoon.* 

Large print requests may require more time so please contact Andrew at fineartsmusic-digital@unimelb.edu.au to confirm the turnaround time. If you require printing urgently that is generally no problem, just contact Andrew at fineartsmusic-digital@unimelb.edu.au to arrange a time or make an appointment via the link above.

PLANNED DISRUPTIONS OR CLOSURES:

The Digital Print Studio will be closed for the Easter break and the ANZAC Day holiday (Friday 15th April through to Monday 25th April). Print runs will recommence Tuesday 26th April.

PAYMENT

Payment is required BEFORE printing and is made via the Materials Shop (eCart). Links to the payment/printing options are below.

PRINT PICKUP

You will receive an email notification with instructions once your print job has been completed. The Digital Print Studio is located here:

View the Print Studio location on Campus Maps

*Interuptions to printing may occur if staff members are away ill or on leave.

Print files MUST BE SAVED AT THE CORRECT SIZE AND INCLUDE ANY REQUIRED BORDER. PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND THE PRINT SIZE IN THE FILE NAME (e.g. YourFullName_A3-1.tif). Print files can be either copied directly onto the Print Server (located on the desktop of all studio computers) or uploaded to the Digital Hub Dropbox.

BASIC FILE SETUP:

> Image resolution between 150ppi (minimum) - 600ppi (maximum).
> Avoid resampling your file if possible.
> It is NOT required you resize your file up to 300ppi.
> 16 bit RGB (do not convert your file to CMYK)
> FLATTENED .tiff OR .jpeg
> PDF files are supported for plan prints
> Please include your NAME and the SIZE REQUIRED in the file name (e.g. YourFullName_A3-1.tif).

ALL FILES WILL BE PRINTED AS IS. IF YOU REQUIRE A SPECIFIC BORDER IT SHOULD IDEALLY BE INCLUDED ON THE FILE. IF THERE NO BORDER IS PRESENT THE IMAGE WILL BE PRINTED "FIT TO PAGE + 1cm BORDER." THIS MEANS YOUR IMAGE WILL BE RESIZED TO FIT EDGE-TO-EDGE ON EITHER THE LENGTH OR WIDTH OF THE PAPER SIZE REQUESTED PLUS A 1cm BORDER TO AVOID ANY UNWANTED CROPPING OF THE IMAGE.

If you require a specific border or crop marks etc contact Andrew at fineartsmusic-digital@unimelb.edu.au to discuss your requirements.

Need a template? Set your file to the correct specs by downloading a print template file here:

Download a print template

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND PRINT SIZE AS DETAILED ABOVE AND REMEMBER THAT PRINT FILES WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL PAID FOR.

Dropbox links - Digital Printing file upload

Upload a standard print file to dropbox

Upload an archival print file (matte paper) to dropbox

Upload an archival print file (semi-gloss paper) to dropbox

REMEMBER TO COMPLETE PAYMENT TO ENSURE YOUR PRINT IS PROCESSED.
FILES THAT ARE SUBMITTED/UPLOADED AND NOT PAID FOR WILL NOT BE PRINTED

Upload a plan print (authorised production) file to dropbox

Upload a plan print (student work) file to dropbox

Upload a screen print (B&W plain paper print) file to dropbox

REMEMBER TO COMPLETE PAYMENT TO ENSURE YOUR PRINT IS PROCESSED.
FILES THAT ARE SUBMITTED/UPLOADED BUT NOT PAID FOR WILL NOT BE PRINTED
[PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE COOKIES ENABLED IN YOUR BROWSER TO ENSURE THE PAYMENT LINKS FUNCTION CORRECTLY]

STANDARD INKJET PRINTING

Medium resolution pigment inkjet printing on NON-ARCHIVAL Epson Enhanced Matte paper.
Sizes: A4, A3 A2, A1 & A0* (Borderless printing is currently not available on A1 & A0 prints).

*A0 prints are sized at 110cm x 80 due to the width of the paper roll. A standard A0 is 118 x 84 and requires the image to be rotated and printed lengthways. This then requires trimming excess paper off the sides. Pricing is calculated at 80cm not 118cm therefore if you require a standard A0 please order a custom length print and enter 118 in the QTY field.

Pay for A4 Prints

Pay for A3 Prints

Pay for A2 Prints

Pay for A1 Prints

Pay for A0 (110cm x 80cm) Prints

If you require a ISO A0 size print (118cm x 84cm) please order a custom length below:

Pay for A0 Prints (Custom length)

REMEMBER TO COMPLETE PAYMENT TO ENSURE YOUR PRINT IS PROCESSED.
FILES THAT ARE SUBMITTED/UPLOADED AND NOT PAID FOR WILL NOT BE PRINTED

ARCHIVAL INKJET PRINTING

Sizes: A3 (sheet), A2 (roll), A1 (roll) and 110cm/44” x custom length (44” x 15m roll)
Canson Platine (300 GSM semi-gloss/satin)
Canson Rag Photographique (300 GSM matte/smooth rag)

Pay for A3 Archival Prints

Pay for A2 Archival Prints

Pay for A1 Archival Prints

Pay for Large Format Archival Prints

REMEMBER TO COMPLETE PAYMENT TO ENSURE YOUR PRINT IS PROCESSED.
FILES THAT ARE SUBMITTED/UPLOADED AND NOT PAID FOR WILL NOT BE PRINTED

DO IT YOURSELF INKJET PRINTING

Do-It-Yourself digital printing is now available in R137c B874. Here you can experiment printing your own digital files (up to A3.) Payment covers both the ink and paper and is priced the same as the Digital Print Studio prints of the same size.*

*There are technical differences in the prints from the 2 locations - the Digital Print Studio utilises high-end colour management and specialised printer software to guarantee colour accuracy. The printer located in Room 137c operates via Photoshop with basic general colour management and print options.

Please note that only specific papers can be used with this printer and any other materials will cause damage to the machine - acetate, rag paper, cardboard, foils etc.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PRINT ON ANY MATERIAL OTHER THAN WHAT IS PROVIDED AND PLEASE DO NOT PRINT ON ACETATE.

AN INDUCTION IS REQUIRED BEFORE USING THIS PRINTER

Purchase A3 paper for DIY Printing

PLAN PRINTING

Sizes: A2, A1 & A0 (Black & White and Colour)
Paper: 160 GSM coated inkjet paper

*PLEASE NOTE THIS SERVICE IS FOR PLANS & LINE DRAWINGS ONLY. IMAGES AND GRAPHICS ETC MUST BE PRINTED VIA THE STANDARD INKJET/ARCHIVAL PRINT SERVICE.

Pay for A0 Plan Prints

Pay for A1 Plan Prints

Pay for A2 Plan Prints

Pay for A0 Plan Prints (Colour)

Pay for A1 Plan Prints (Colour)

Pay for A2 Plan Prints (Colour)

REMEMBER TO COMPLETE PAYMENT TO ENSURE YOUR PRINT IS PROCESSED.
FILES THAT ARE SUBMITTED/UPLOADED AND NOT PAID FOR WILL NOT BE PRINTED

SCREEN PRINTING

Sizes: A2, A1 (black ink only)
Paper: 80 GSM plain paper

*PLEASE NOTE THIS SERVICE IS FOR SCREEN PRINTING PREPARATION ONLY. IMAGES AND GRAPHICS ETC MUST BE PRINTED VIA THE STANDARD INKJET/ARCHIVAL PRINT SERVICE.

Pay for A2 Black Ink only Prints

Pay for A1 Black Ink only Prints

REMEMBER TO COMPLETE PAYMENT TO ENSURE YOUR PRINT IS PROCESSED.
FILES THAT ARE SUBMITTED/UPLOADED AND NOT PAID FOR WILL NOT BE PRINTED

FILM SCANNING

High Dynamic Range (HDR) scans via an Imacon Flextight Film Scanner. Supported film formats include: 35mm, 120 (medium format) and 4x5 (large format). Booking is required* in order to ensure that staff are available to complete the scans. The film scanner is located in the Digital Print Studio and is only available via booking (Room G11 Library Building).

*Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the film scanner hardware and increasingly limited availability of spare parts the scanner will now be operated by staff only. Bookings are to be made directly with Andrew McLaughlin and he will meet with you to process your scans.

Book an appointment with Andrew McLaughlin for Film Scanning

Location

View the Digital Hub & Print Studio location on Campus Maps

DIGITAL RESOURCES

The Digital Resources Student Guide contains more detailed information on facilities and also includes printing price lists and file setup instructions etc. This guide can be found on the Digital Studios Server (accessible via the desktop of all Digital Studio computers). General enquiries can also be made via email at fineartsmusic-digital@unimelb.edu.au

TUTORIALS (Software)

Looking for software basics? Follow the links below to online tutorials and resources

Photoshop

InDesign

Illustrator

Final Cut Pro

Premiere

Logic Pro

Rhino

Blender

Digital studios (computer labs), gallery spaces and other tutorial areas can be booked through ASIMUT, the Faculty's room booking system. Click the button below to be redirected to the ASIMUT page:

Timetable and Room Bookings