Film Printing

All printing onto film will be completed by the technician or lab monitors. The film used is: Pictorico Ultra Premium OHP Transparency Film,  17” and 24” width rolls are available.

COST: When printing film Undergraduate students will be charged for film costs only.
CalculationLength x Width x .018 = $_______ For example: 11” x 17” = 187 sq in x .02 = $3.74

To pick up your film, you must first pay via Yu-card.  We do not accept cash. You can deposit cash on your Yu-card at the Scott Library or can deposit funds via credit card online at: http://www.yorku.ca/yucard/index.html

Receipts are available upon request.

SUBMITTING A FILE FOR PRINTING:

  • Submit your files to the technician in room 132 and complete a Printing Request form (on clipboard outside door). If you are dropping off files after hours, please complete a printing request form and use the drop box outside room 132.
  • You may submit files on USB key (with your name on it!!!). Files cannot be emailed or submitted via server.
  • Turn around time is 2 full business days and this can be extended at the end of term due to high volume of jobs.  Any files submitted via drop box overnight will be guaranteed for 2 business days from the following morning.
  • Payment is due upon pick up of prints and is through Yu-card only. Prints do not leave the facility until they have been paid for. There are no exceptions.


FORMATTING:
 

  • All files should be sized for desired output (if you want an 8”x10” please size your file accordingly).
  • Files should be prepared according to your printmaking process (screen, intaglio, litho…). If you are unsure how to prepare your files, please see your teacher for instructions or utilize the cheat sheets available in the lab binder.
  • Make sure image size is no wider than 24”
  • Files must be a printable resolution (between 180-360ppi).

NOTE:    You will be charged for the amount of film used (17” or 24” x     ) no matter what the size of your image. For example: 8”x10” would be calculated as 17”x8” (17” is the smallest roll width)

Therefore, if you would like to maximize your film and print multiple images on one piece (side by side), you must create a single file with your multiple images.