Large format printing

School of Art students, faculty and staff have access to three color managed Epson large format printers with a maximum print size of 64" wide by the length of the roll (see chart below for maximum paper size).

Payments and Costs

The cost of prints is calculated by square foot. The physical size of a print directly affects its cost, so be careful to state dimensions accurately when booking printing.

For prices, click on Large Format Printing & Vinyl Cutting Pricelist [pdf].

Payment can be made by DEBIT only in the Large Format Printing area or by cash or cheque in the SOA General Office. 

To learn how to prepare files, pay for services, and  book time, review our 
Large Format Printing Procedures [pdf].

Paper Selection

Approved paper selection currently available for producing photo prints:

Approved papers are colour managed and ICC profiled to match the output of each printer in an EFI Fiery XF workflow environment. 

Photo Paper Max Width Max Length
Epson Enhanced Matte 64 inches 100 feet
Epson Premium Semi-Matte 44 inches 100 feet
Epson Luster Photo 60 inches 100 feet
Magic Siena High Gloss 44 inches 100 feet
Epson Metallic Photo Gloss 36 inches 100 feet
Magic FAB6 Polyester Fabric 42 inches 100 feet
SIHL Iron on Fabric Transfer 24 inches 50 feet
Outré Dry Film (for film positives) 24 inches 100 feet
Backlit Film (for lightbox application) 36 inches 100 feet
Epson Crystal Clear Film (for colour overlays) 17 inches 100 feet
Epson Exhibition Canvas Matte 60 inches 40 feet
Epson Somerset Velvet 44 inches 50 feet
Tyvek® Banner 36 inches 100 feet
WRAP TAQ Wrapping Paper 36 inches 100 feet
Moenkopi Washi Unryu 24 inches 50 feet
Epson Ultra Smooth 44 inches 50 feet
Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 44 inches 39 feet
Printable Media with adhesive back    
Magic Stick2 Polypropylene re-usable 36 inches 100 feet
Magic FABTac6 Polyester Fabric removable adhesive 42 inches 100 feet

Large format printing hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Book an appointment

CerPrint 3500 Ceramic Decal Printer

Produce dark, rich decals for almost any ceramic or glass substrate – glazed, unglazed, glossy and matte.

The CerPrint 3500 Ceramic Decal printer is located in the Large Format Printing Room 346. It is a student self-serve workstation used to output Black and White images for Ceramic digital decals (max. image size 8.5" x 11").

Students need to purchase Decal Paper in the Large Format printing room (346 ARTLAB) at a cost of $5.00 per sheet, payment is by Debit only in Large Format Printing.

Acceptable printing files are black and white Adobe PDF, Adobe InDesign (CS6) or Adobe Illustrator (CS6).

Students are expected to bring "print-ready" files. For more assistance, contact Digital Technician Trevor Baziuk at soart@umanitoba.ca and set up a "how-to" appointment.

 

CerPrint 3500 Ceramic Decal printer hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Book an appointment

Vinyl cutting

The School of Art has a 64" Graphtec FC-8000-160 Vinyl Cutter capable of contour-cutting from digital files which must be formatted as vector lines or vector shapes.

We offer 2 vinyl scenarios:
  1. Print & Cut - for projects requiring an image to be printed on vinyl and then cut out
     
  2. Cut only - straight vinyl cutting on ORACAL 631 Exhibition Series Vinyl
     

The Black or White ORACAL vinyl is available in a matte finish. Coloured vinyl can be specially ordered on a project-by-project basis, a 1 week lead time is required to order coloured vinyl.

To learn how to prepare a basic file, pay for services, and book time, review our Basic Digital Vinyl Cutting guideline [pdf].

For a price list, click on Large Format Printing & Vinyl Cutting Pricelist [pdf].

 

Vinyl cutting hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Book an appointment

Classroom and lounge

Photo of MAClab, School of Art

MACLab 340 is available for students to use for work on projects when no scheduled classes are in session. Students must have an activated swipe card and be registered School of Art students in order to use the equipment

Equipment

Quantity Equipment

24

27" iMac Workstations

    SPECS

  • 27" iMac Intel Core i5, 3.2GHz workstations with 24GB RAM and 1TB hard drive

    SOFTWARE

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2020
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • The latest web browsers and numerous other creative applications

 

MACLab 330 is accessible to School of Art students at all times. Students must have an activated swipe card and be registered School of Art students in order to use the equipment.

Equipment

Quantity Equipment

14

27" iMac Workstations

    SPECS

  • 27" iMac Intel Core i5, 3.2GHz workstations with 24GB RAM and 1TB hard drive

    SOFTWARE

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2020
  • Final Cut Pro X (on MACLab 26, 27 & 28)
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • The latest web browsers and numerous other creative applications

2

Photo Scanners (Large format)

    SPECS

  • Epson Expression 11000XL photo scanners with maximum scan area of 12.2" x 17.2"

1

Kyocera TASKalfa 3252ci Fiery E300 Printer

    FEATURES

  • Colour Managed Printing with a Fiery RIP
  • Photocopying
  • Colour Managed Printing up to 12x18 (11x17 with bleeds)
  • Paper sizes for Card Stock - 8.5x11 and 12x18 - 10pt Cougar Digtal Cover
  • Paper sizes Plain Paper - 8.5x11, 11x17 and 12x18 - 70lb Cougar Digital Text

Tech Services

School of Art students who are not sure how to use certain pieces of software or hardware for a project may get help by making an appointment with:

  • Franc Fernandez, LAN coordinator

    Trevor Baziuk, Digital Technician

    Email: soart@umanitoba.ca

    Telephone: 204.474.8801

  • 335 ARTlab

    Hours of Operation

    Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

MACLab how-to resources

 

How to Videos: