2D/3D Printing

Description :

The 2D and 3D Print Lab occupies a vast 1500 sq.ft.space.

Prints are achieved by our qualified technician. The editions benefit from the technology Epson of pigmentary ink ultrachrome-plate K3. The working station has 2 monitors, including a NEC PA241W calibrated on a regular basis to provide  perfect color matching with the printers. The Epson 11880 allows a  60 inches maximum width. Images can be printed on great variety of media. Rates are calculated by  ft/sq measurements and vary from 5.25$ to 9$ according to the chosen media and the member’s status. Rates include adjustments and a color proof testing. Our working station is also available for rental with or without the technician assistance at very affordable hourly rates.

The lab also provides  the 3D printer Makerbot Replicator Dual Extruder. This section of the laboratory is equiped with a dedicated computer for 3D modelling with open source software. Objects can be printed in 2 colors.

Complete listing of lab. equipment

 

Artists that have used the printing lab
Louis Couturier & Jacky Georges Lafargue – Philippe-Aubert Gauthier – Tanya St Pierre – Katharina Anna Loidl – Michael Asbill – Le Club Photo de Sherbrooke

For a price estimation or to take an appointment for printing please contact our technical coordinator Gaetan Desmarais:

gaetan(at)sporobole(dot)org

 

Equipement available

  • 2D PRINTING
  • Epson Stylus Pro 11880 printer – 64 inches wide / Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer – 17 inches wide.
  • HP Workstation Z420 – Xeon E5-1607 3.00 GHz, 32 GB Ram, Nvidia Quadro 600 Windows 7 professional.
  • NEC PA241W 24 in. calibrated professional monitor.
  • 60 in. paper cutter.
  • Work tables.
  • Variety of printing media.
  • Software : Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web / GIMP.

 

  • 3D PRINTING :
  • HP Workstation – Xeon E5-1607 3.00 GHz, 34 GB Ram, Nvidia Quadro 600 Windows 7 professional.
  • 3D MakerBot Replicator Dual Extrusion printer (maximum printing dimensions 225 x 145 x 150mm).
  • Software : Blender, Sketchup, ReplicatorG.

 

  • PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO (Natural light and flash) :
  • Portable lighting kit.
  • Autopoles.
  •  Reflectors.
  • Soft boxes.
  • Backdrops (black, white and green).

 

  • DIGITAL FILES
  • Mode : RVB or Grayscale.
  • Color spaces : Adobe RVB 1998 or ProPhoto RVB.
  • Minimum resolution : 300dpi.
  • Format : TIFF or PSD.

 

  • TEST STRIP
  • A free test strip will be printed on the chosen printing media before achieving the final print.  Additional test strips can be achieved for small additional fees.
  • CUTTING SERVICE
  • A Logan Simplex Elite 54 in  slicer and a cutting bed of 34 in x 46 in. We offer cutting service. Cost varies according to printing size :
  • Up to 24 in : 2,50$.
  • Between 24,1 in and 36 in : 5$.
  • Between 36,1 in and 44 in : 10$.
  • More than 44 in : 15$.
  • Cutting tools are also available for self-service.

 

  • PRINTS PACKAGING
  • We suggest you bring your own packaging tubes for your prints transportation.