TECH SUPPORT AND FACILITIES

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

DUE TO COVID-19 REGULATIONS THERE ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENSIONS IN PLACE FOR SOME OF THE SERVICES AND LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW. PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR UPDATES.

Contact FINEARTSMUSIC-DIGITAL@UNIMELB.EDU.AU with any specific questions regarding access to Digital Resources.

Visit UNIMELB.EDU.AU/CORONAVIRUS for more information on COVID-19.

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

Music students:

The MCM Music Equipment Store contains music related items that can be loaned 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:

Sign up for equipment loans / Cheqroom

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

MCM MUSIC EQUIPMENT STOREROOM LOCATION

View the storeroom location on the Campus Maps

The MCM Music Equipment Store operates by appointment only:

Book an appointment at the Music Storeroom

Download detailed instructions on accessing the Music Storeroom

EQUIPMENT STOREROOM TIMES:

STOREROOMSPickupReturn
Music / Interactive CompositionTBCTBC
PhotographyTBC TBC
All School LoansTBCTBC
Stock Shop TechTBC TBC
Stockshop Props, Wardrobe and SetTBC TBC

ALL SCHOOL LOANS STOREROOM LOCATION

View the ASL Storeroom location on Campus Maps

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
  • 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.
  • All collections and returns MUST be arranged via:

fineartsmusicequipment.youcanbook.me

Sign up for equipment loans / Cheqroom

Download the Cheqroom app:

Cheqroom for iOS

Cheqroom for Android

How to make a reservation with the Cheqroom mobile app

Individual Adobe CC licenses are available to students ENROLLED IN SPECIFIC ADOBE CC ONLINE CLASSES - ie a class that specifically requires projects and/or assignments to be completed using Adobe software. If scheduled classes return to normal operation (running on campus in the teaching labs) then Adobe licences will not be distributed unless absolutely necessary. 

The availability and distribution of Adobe CC licenses is limited due to the expense. The financial impact incurred on the faculty to purchase a licence for each student enrolled at FFAM is not sustainable. Therefore the faculty has purchased 500 licenses in the short-term to cover COVID related interruptions and will do its upmost to distribute them in the fairest way possible.

Individual Adobe licenses are available until November 15th 2021 and at this stage will NOT be renewed into 2022.

Students requiring access for studio based practices and general use must purchase their own licence subscription via www.adobe.com OR access Adobe CC for free in the student computer labs.

Access to Adobe CC will remain as normal in the student labs at no cost to students.

If you require an Adobe CC licence please contact your subject coordinator and a request will be submitted on your behalf.

Alternatives to Adobe CC:

For further recommendations on creative applications please refer to the following PDF:

Fine Arts & Music Virtual Campus software recommendations (General)

Fine Arts & Music Virtual Campus software recommendations (Audio apps)

Instructions on activating Adobe CC (once access has been granted):

Adobe CC activation instructions

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

For the time being some staff are available online via Zoom for advice and assistance:

Digital Studios

Book a Zoom meeting with Andrew McLaughlin

Drawing and Printmedia

Book a Zoom meeting with Adrian Kellett

Painting

Book a Zoom meeting with Kylie White

Book a Zoom meeting with Darren Munce

Photography

Book a Zoom meeting with Nina Gilbert

Stock Shops

Contact Candy Cooper (Stock Tech)

Contact Duraan Reid (Stock Shop)

Teaching Workshops

Book a Zoom meeting with Mark Friedlander

Book a Zoom meeting with Emil Toonen

Available from Monday 1st February 2021.

TO ACCESS DIGITAL PRINTING:

Upload your files to Dropbox (links below) and complete payment by 9am for your prints to be completed by the end of the day - MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY only. Files submitted after 9am will be printed in the following run. Please note that on-the-spot prints and in-person consultations are not possible. If you have questions regarding printing please arrange a Zoom meeting with Andrew McLaughlin.

PAYMENT

Payment is required BEFORE printing and is made via the Materials Shop (eCart). Click on the options listed in the "Paying for digital printing" section below to access the appropriate payment page.

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

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 (No .psd files please)
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 MUST BE INCLUDED ON THE FILE. IF NO BORDER IS PRESENT THE IMAGE WILL BE PRINTED "FIT TO PAGE." THIS MEANS YOUR IMAGE WILL BE RESIZED TO FIT EDGE-TO-EDGE ON EITHER THE LENGTH OR WIDTH OF THE PAPER SIZE REQUESTED.

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

Need help? Set your file to the correct specs by downloading a 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.

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

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

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

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).

Pay for A4 Prints

Pay for A3 Prints

Pay for A2 Prints

Pay for A1 Prints

Pay for A0 Prints

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

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

3D PRINTING

3D printing is available to all Fine Arts and Music students and can be arranged by appointment. A consultation with Andrew is recommended to look over your file before printing.

Pay for 3D Prints

Book an appointment with Andrew McLaughlin

FILM SCANNING

High Dynamic Range (HDR) scans are captured by 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 the scanner is made available. 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

The Digital Print Studio is now closed for 2020 and will reopen on Monday 1st February 2021.

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