COVID - Curbside and Remote Printing

Grad Lab Curbside Printing FAQ
 

 
In an effort to provide support for alternate means of student production, the Grad Lab will begin providing curbside printing services for MICA Graduate Students. The following FAQ is designed to help students navigate the curbside printing process.
 
How will curbside printing work?
Simply request a printing appointment through the Contact Page of the Grad Lab’s Website at least one week in advance and we will help you set up a time to print (https://gradlab.mica.edu/contact).
 
Can I make a print without scheduling an appointment?
No. All Grad Lab services are appointment-basis only. And require at least one week advanced notice.
 
What if I have questions?
We are happy to email, call or Zoom (recommended) with you to answer questions/try to recreate the in-person printing experience.
 
What types of printing will be supported?
We will continue to support all of the printing processes listed on our website including Laser, Inkjet and Riso printing (https://gradlab.mica.edu/Printing).
 
What will pricing be?
Pricing for printing will remain the same as what is listed on our site (https://gradlab.mica.edu/Printing).
 
How will you get my files?
Just email or digitally share the file(s) you would like to have printed with Graduate Printing gradprinting@mica.edu.
 
How will I get my prints?
Once your job has been printed we will reach out to you and schedule a pickup time. Once scheduled, just come to Lazarus Center 131 W North Ave. When you arrive call 410.225.4107 and let us know you are here. We will bring your print(s) out to you.
 
When will you make my prints/what is the turn-around time?
We will print material on a first come first served bases. Exact turnaround time will differ but Techs should be able to give you a good estimate before you commit to a print job.
 
How do I pay?
A Grad Lab Tech will arrange to take payment during your printing appointment. The Lab will continue to accept MICARD and credit card payment.
 
Can I just come to the Grad Lab to make a print?
Unfortunately, no. Due to current federal, state and local directives regarding social distancing we cannot offer in person services at this time although we look forward to reopening the Lab and returning to normal operations as soon as possible. Currently all Grad Lab services are appointment-basis only and must be made at least one week in advance.
 
 
 

Grad Lab Remote Printing FAQ
 

 
In an effort to provide support for alternate means of student production, the Grad Lab will begin providing remote printing services for MICA Graduate Students. The following FAQ is designed to help students navigate the remote printing process.
 
How will Remote printing work?
Simply request a printing appointment through the Contact Page of the Grad Lab’s Website at least one week in advance and we will help you set up a time to print (https://gradlab.mica.edu/contact).
 
What if I have questions?
We are happy to email, call or Zoom (recommended) with you to answer questions/try to recreate the in-person printing experience.
 
What types of printing will be supported?
We will continue to support all of the printing processes listed on our website including Laser, Inkjet and Riso printing (https://gradlab.mica.edu/Printing).
 
What will pricing be?
Pricing for printing will remain the same as what is listed on our site however you will also be responsible for shipping (pricing will be determined for each job separately dependent upon location and volume).
 
How will you get my files?
Just email or digitally share the file(s) you would like to have printed with Graduate Printing gradprinting@mica.edu.
 
How will I get my prints?
Once printed we will send them to you!
 
When will you make my prints/what is the turn-around time?
We will print material on a first come first served bases. All completed print jobs will be shipped within 3 business days of printing shipping time will vary based on carrier.
 
How can I pay?
A Grad Lab Tech will arrange to take payment during your printing appointment. The Lab will continue to accept MICARD and credit card payment.
 
What if my prints get damaged during shipping?
We can offer you a shipping price that includes insurance so you can choose the level of protection you want for your prints.
 
Can I just come to the Grad Lab to make a print?
Unfortunately, no. Due to current federal, state and local directives regarding social distancing we cannot offer in person services at this time although we look forward to reopening the Lab and returning to normal operations as soon as possible. Currently all Grad Lab services are appointment-basis only and must be made at least one week in advance.
 
 
 
 
Grad Lab Curbside Printing Policies and Procedures
 
·      To have a print made you must request an appointment at least one week in advance using the Grad Lab website (https://gradlab.mica.edu/contact).
 
·      Once you have requested an appointment via the website a Grad Lab Tech will contact you to setup a printing appointment date and time and arrange for the transfer of your files.
 
·      We recommend a Zoom session with the Technician who will be running your print job.
 
·      During your printing appointment the Tech will vet your file(s), give any needed recommendations and take payment for the prints.
 
·      As always, the Technician is available to make printing recommendations and physically run the printers. Technicians cannot engage in your student production. In other words, you are responsible for making any recommended changes to your file before printing. Techs simply print files as they are sent.
 
·      Once you are satisfied with the state of your file(s) the Tech will run your print job(s) and work with you to establish a pickup time within 3 business days of print job completion.
 
·      Be advised even with the best color management system in place, prints and files will have differences in color, saturation, and dynamic range. As with in-person printing we recommend running test prints before committing to large jobs.
 
·      On the day/time of your pickup appointment come to the front doors of Lazarus Center (131 W North Ave.). When you arrive, call 410-225-4107 to let us know you have arrived and we will bring your print(s) to the front door.
 
·      Pickups and drop-offs are scheduled in 15min intervals so make sure you are on time.
 
·      Due to current federal, state and local directives regarding social distancing we cannot offer in person printing or any other in person services at this time although we look forward to reopening the Lab and returning to normal operations as soon as possible.
 
 
 
 
 
Grad Lab Remote Printing Policies and Procedures
 
·      To have a print made you must request an appointment at least one week in advance using the Grad Lab website (https://gradlab.mica.edu/contact).
 
·      Once you have requested an appointment via the website a Grad Lab Tech will contact you to setup a printing appointment date and time and arrange for the transfer of your files.
 
·      We recommend a Zoom session with the Technician who will be running your print job.
 
·      During your printing appointment the Tech will vet your file(s), give any needed recommendations, provide shipping estimates and take payment for the prints and payment info for shipping.
 
·      As always, the Technician is available to make printing recommendations and physically run the printers. Technicians cannot engage in your student production. In other words, you are responsible for making any recommended changes to your file before printing. Techs simply print files as they are sent.
 
·      Once you are satisfied with the state of your file(s) the Tech will run your print job(s) and ship your print(s) within 3 business days of print job completion. Shipping times will vary based on carrier and volume.
 
·      Be advised even with the best color management system in place, prints and files will have differences in color, saturation, and dynamic range. As with in-person printing we recommend running test prints before committing to large jobs.
 
·      The Grad Lab will not ship any print that has physical damage or anomalies caused by the printing process. All prints that are shipped have left the Lab in good condition and are free from damage or anomalies that are the result of the printing process.
 
·      Due to current federal, state and local directives regarding social distancing we cannot offer in person printing or any other in person services at this time although we look forward to reopening the Lab and returning to normal operations as soon as possible.