Tech support and Facilities
Make an appointment with technical staff, reserve equipment, access technical resources and book a space.
Please note that Andrew is not available for one-to-one tuition in software. Please request a group workshop session through your year level coordinator or view the resources section below for help guides and tutorials.
Drawing and Printmedia
Equipment reservations and loans
Equipment can be borrowed from two main locations. The FTV Equipment Store located at the rear of the Film and TV Building (B861 - enter via the driveway on Grant Street), and the Music Storeroom located beside the main entrance to the Music building (B862 - enter from St Kilda Rd). Please note that bookings are not excepted via phone or email; you must reserve and borrow/return all equipment either online or in person. All equipment reservations can be made and managed online via the CHEQROOM app:
*Please check your student email for an invitation to join Cheqroom as you may already be registered.
Digital print runs take place on Monday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings (during teaching periods only).
Unfortunately on-the-spot printing requests can not be accommodated at this time.
Any printing required outside of these times MUST be arranged by appointment with Andrew McLaughlin. Print files that are placed on the Print Server or Dropbox by 9am prior to a print run will be printed that day. Please ensure your files are set correctly to print specifications and have been paid for. Setup instructions can be found below.
Picking up your prints
Standard prints are available for collection just outside the Print Studio in the Library foyer (the white storage cabinet beside the door).
Achival prints are available for collection by arrangement with Andrew. Archival prints are generally kept protected in plan drawers inside the Print Studio.
Payment is required BEFORE printing and is made via the Materials Shop (online eCart system). Links to the eCart items can be found below.
INKJET PRINTING (standard inkjet):
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).
ARCHIVAL PRINTING (pigment inkjet on archival paper):
Sizes: A3 sheet up to 44”/110cm wide roll.
Canson Platine (300 GSM semi gloss/satin)
Canson Rag Photographique (300 GSM matte/smooth rag).
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.
Uploading Print Files
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 via upload to the Digital Hub Dropbox*. Remember to complete payment to ensure your print is processed.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DROPBOX LINKS ARE FOR UPLOADING FILES WHEN YOU ARE NOT ON CAMPUS. PLEASE USE THE PRINT SERVER WHEN UPLOADING FROM WITHIN THE COMPUTER LABS.
Set your file to the correct specs by downloading a template file here:
Payment is required BEFORE printing and is made via the Materials Shop (online eCart system). Click on the options below to access the appropriate payment page:
STANDARD INKJET PRINTING:
ARCHIVAL INKJET 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.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) scans from 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 (Room G11 Library Building).
Need more information?
Resources and Guides
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 email@example.com
SCHOOL OF ART WORKSHOP
School of Art Workshop Guide - Coming soon
Tutorials and other resources
Looking for software basic? Follow the links below to online tutorial and resources
More tutorials coming soon.
Need to book a space or check studio availability?
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: