Please see below for details on inkjet printing options at the MFA campus . . .

 

RESERVATIONS:
You can make a reservation to print on the large format Epson or the 13×19 Canon inkjet, or color laser printers by emailing: huntermfaprintlab@gmail.com


PRINT TABS:
If you would like to print on either the Canon or Epson printers at 205 Hudson, you will need to first set-up a print tab by making an initial deposit.Students can create their print tab and add more money to their existing print tabs by dropping off payment anytime to MFA office, Room 200.

Deposit envelopes will be available on the door of the MFA office.
Fill out deposit envelope information with full name, studio number, date, and amount. Place money inside. Put completed envelope in the blue box in the MFA office or slide it under the door if the office is closed. Send an email notification to confirm: huntermfaprintlab@gmail.com.

*If you do NOT follow the instructions above, including not confirming the amount over email, and/ or not writing your name on the envelope, we can not credit your print tab.

 

PRINT TAB MINIMUM:

Please note the minimum amounts for each printer

Color laser: $5
Canon inkjet: $20

Large format Epson: $50

+All print tab payments will be updated on Fridays

you will receive an email receipt as a confirmation

Paper types: Luster, Semi-Gloss, Glossy

CANON PRINTING INFO:
Room 389 is equipped with (1) Canon Pixma Pro-1 inkjet printer that is on a pay per print system available for use during all open lab hours. Visit the AV Cage room 387 to checkout the printer. 

 

You will need to bring your own paper and pre-pay for ink with a print tab (explained above): 
 

Two Papers we recommend for use with the Canon Printers:

  • Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl
  • Canson Photo Gloss Premium Resin Coated Paper

Canon printers do not support Epson paper and vice versa, Ilford and Canson can
be used on both.

These papers can be purchased at Adorama  or K&M Camera

If you are printing on specialty paper and need a profile added please let us know.
Please do not attempt to use a specialty paper like rag without assistance.


ABOUT MIRAGE:
Mirage is a professional print application that can be used to print PDFs, JPEGs, and TIFFs on the Epson SC 9000. It is useful for printing multiple images in one session, because it optimizes the layout of prints and saves paper.

To print, drag files from the desktop or hard drive into the standalone application, or select Mirage Print from Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Mirage can print PDF, JPEG, and TIFF files simultaneously. Multi page PDFs, such as pages or spreads exported from InDesign, can be printed through the application too.

Mirage opens up in two separate windows, “Mirage Print” which has the file settings and “Documents” which contains the list of images to be printed. Once the files have been formatted in the “Mirage Print” window, press print to send the file to the printer. The video tutorial below has more specific instructions on how to use the application. Relevant topics are listed with their timestamps.

  • 3:07 How to add files from Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
    Note: can also drag items from the finder window to the application
  • 8:40 Mirage Interface and Features
    Source: change to different paper sizes and types, cut sheet or roll
    Image Size: override the size, ie can bring in a tiff that is 20×24 and print it at 8×10
    Border: add space around the print
    Crop: can print a test strip
  • 19:56 Placement / Nesting Images
    Optimize for minimal waste
    Optimize for easier cutting
    One copy per sheet or row
    Grid, fit to width- good for making
    To print multiple copies of the same file, use the Documents windows