Digital Print Hub

The Digital Print Hub is located on the Ground floor of Scott Building, Room 003

The standard opening times are:

  • Monday:  9:00–13:00, 14:00–17:00
  • Tuesday: 9:00–13:00, 14:00–17:00
  • Wednesday: 9:00–13:00
  • Thurs: 9:00–13:00, 14:00–17:00
  • Friday: 9:00–13:00, 14:00–17:00

(Please note that times can vary out of the semester period)


Contact the Digital Print Hub

+44(0)1752 585257

Within the print hub, we have a wide range of analogue and digital printers for you to use at varying prices

 

Instant printing – dry lab service

You will now have the option to use a new digital print service using the latest’s kiosk and print technology from Epson, the sure colour D3000 and D700 print labs. This new service will provide a speedy way to print imagery on demand, giving you the option to print from a range of sizes from 6x4’’ up to 12x18’’.

Using a Kiosk interface, you will be able to collate orders from various media devices, such as memory sticks, hard drives and even mobile phones.

All imagery is printed on a standard Lustre 180gsm photo finish paper, and are offered in the following paper sizes (in inches):

  • 6x4’’
  • 6x6’’
  • 6x8’’
  • 6x9’’
  • 8x8’’
  • 8x10’’
  • 8x12’’
  • 12x10’’
  • 12x12’’
  • 12x16’’
  • 12x18’’

Files must be supplied in 300dpi JPEG format (baseline: standard, highest quality) using the Adobe RGB 1998 colour space.


Wide-format printing

These are both high quality roll feed inkjet printers capable of very large prints. Both our printers have different widths and paper options (see below) and are all priced by the amount on material used. You can find paper samples and prices in the Digital Print Hub.

Files for these printers should be supplied correctly sized at 300dpi in either JPEG, TIFF or PDF formats. The printers achieve the best colour range using the Adobe RGB 1998 colour space and uses industry standard Fuji Hunt RIP Software to manage workflow. This makes it possible to increase image size without loss of quality. The technical staff can advise you further in this process.


Printers

  • Epson Surecolor 7700 24”
  • Epson Surecolor P9000 36”
  • Epson Surecolor P9000 44”

Wide-format paper stocks


24’’ paper stock

  • Graphics Matte Paper
  • Epson Matte Bond 90gsm
  • Epson High Res. Presentation paper 180gsm
  • Epson Standard Proofing paper 240gsm

Photo finish papers

  • Fuji EZ Gloss 240gsm
  • Fuji Metalic Photo 290gsm

44’’ paper stock

  • Photo Finish Papers
  • Fuji EZ Pearl Photo paper 290gsm

Cotton rag art papers 

  • Fuji Fine Art Etch paper 300gsm
  • Fuji Fine Art Photo Rag 300gsm
  • Fotospeed Xpressions Rag Smooth 300gsm
  • Fotospeed Xpressions Rag Texture 300gsm

Artist canvas

  • Fuji HD Cotton Canvas 400gsm


Print finishing

We offer various types of finishing; the most popular is 5mm white foam board which is very lightweight. The other option is a 2.5m Tac board. Both types of board are coated with an adhesive mount film on one side, therefore you do not need to use spray mount or tape, giving a professional finish to your art work.


How to get your images printed

We do not accept hard drives or Memory sticks when receiving student data. Please use our preferred method, which is to use our print server, which can be accessed by all computers in Scott and Roland Levinsky Buildings. For more details, please liaise with a technical member of the Digital Print Hub team.


Submitting work through the print server

The print server provides a temporary holding location on the University network for files awaiting printing. Complete instructions on how to use the print server are available in the Print Hub. Inductions on this process are also run throughout the year.