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SWC Photo & Digital  -  Digital Printing

Policies & Pricing

Printing Tutorials

Basic Sheet Paper Printing Handout

SWC Photo & Digital Printing Policies:

  1. The printers in the 570 building  are available for students enrolled in SWC Photography, Graphic Design, Art, and Digital Art classes. 

  2. Access to these printers is during your scheduled class period and the Art 137L, 138L, 192L, Art 205L, 206L, 207L, 210L, 211L, 213L, 216L, 214 series, and 215 series sections.

  3. All documents printed at the SWC 570 building are for class assignment purposes only.

  4. If a print problem occurs, ask an instructor, Micajah Truitt, John Pickelle, or Carlos Richardson to check it out.  Do not try to fix the print problem on your own.

  5. If you wish to make larger prints, you must sign up for the 7800 or 9900 ink jet printer, and contact Carlos Richardson to verify available printing times.  Only approved students can use the printers themselves.  All others must make an appointment to print under supervision of an instructor or Carlos Richardson.

Laser Printers:

  1. The Laser printers in the 570 building are currently free to print class projects.  Please do not abuse printing privileges so that we can continue to offer this service for free.

Ink Jet Printing:

  1. You must pay for your prints at the time of printing.  You must have proper change to print.  SWC Photo does not make change.

  2. You cannot print unless you pay for ink jet printing.

  3. Ink Jet prints at the SWC 510 building cost $1.00 total per print on the provided 8.5”x11” paper.  DO NOT write on the envelope, itself.

  4. Fill out a printing ticket & place it in the small envelope  with your money.  Do not seal the envelope.  

  5. Deposit your envelope with money into the collection box located next to the printer. 

  6. If the computers connected to the printers are not logged in, ask an instructor or Carlos Richardson to login to use the computers.

  7. The computers attached to the printers are for ink jet printing and soft-proofing only.  Do not do additional work on these computers.

  8. Please send your all of your images to print at the same time.  Consult the handouts and posters on printing for the various printers for instructions.

  9. Your “image size” must include any border that you want to see in the final print.

Paper Choices:

Arista Luster II (same as Epson Premium Luster)

  1. Normal paper for photographic quality prints

  2. Normal paper for color photographs

Epson Matte Heavyweight

  1. Speciality paper used by some photographers for grayscale and toned prints

  2. Looks best with matte black ink.  Please make an appointment with Carlos Richardson to set this up.  It is not our standard setup.

Roll Paper & Borders

  1. We cannot realistically print the entire width of the paper.

  2. When sizing your image for print, leave at least .25” on each side of the image.

  3. For example, on 24” wide paper, the max printable area is realistically 23.5”.

Roll Paper Related

  1. Plan on extra time when doing roll paper printing.

  2. Arrange a time to print with your class instructor, lab instructor, or Carlos Richardson in advance of your due date.

  3. Your print price is based on the print size that the image fits into.

  4. For example, an image to printed at 21” x 24” would cost $11.00

Note:  Availability of paper sizes depends on stock on hand.

Sheet Paper Prices

8.5” x 11”   $1.00

11” x 17”    $3.00

13” x 19”    $4.00

17” x 22”    $6.00

13” Wide Roll Paper Pricing:

16” x 13”    $4.00

24” x 13”    $5.00 (Panoramic)

32” x 13”    $7.00

40” x 13”    $9.00

17” Wide Roll Paper Pricing:

10” x 17”    $4.00 (Panoramic)

20” x 17”    $7.00

24” x 17”    $8.00

30” x 17”    $10.00

40” x 17”    $14.00

24” Wide Roll Paper Pricing:

10” x 24”    $5.00 (Panoramic)

16” x 24”    $8.00

20” x 24”    $10.00

22” x 24”    $11.00

24” x 24”    $12.00

28” x 24”    $14.00

30” x 24”    $15.00

36” x 24”    $18.00

40” x 24”    $20.00

44” Wide Roll Paper Pricing:

10” x 44”    $15.00 (Panoramic)

15” x 44”    $20.00

20” x 44”    $24.00

25” x 44”    $30.00

30” x 44”    $36.00

35” x 44”    $40.00

40” x 44”    $48.00

24” Wide Large Mounting Tissue on Roll

We charge $2.00 per foot.

For Art 206 and advanced students:

If you would like to bring in your own paper, then make arrangements to print supervised with your instructor, lab instructor or Carlos Richardson.

  1. For 8.5” x 11” size sheet paper, the ink only price is $.75

  2. See Carlos Richardson for ink only pricing on larger papers.

  3. Note:  You are responsible for your own color profiles.  If the color profile is not available on the computer, then contact Carlos Richardson about making an appointment to profile your paper or install canned profiles.  This may take several days depending on availability.

  4. Note:  You must pay for ink use on all prints including profiling and test prints.