The Art + Design Technology Center provides a wide range of services and equipment to the students and faculty within the Art + Design Department. Located on the first floor of the Art + Design building, the Tech Center boasts a Mac lab, complete with small and large format archival ink-jet printers, Wacom Cintiq displays, scanners, a 3-D printer, and a laser cutter. The Tech Center also provides audio, video, and pen tablets for digital drawing for check-out. Come by anytime. We’re happy to help!
Please note that the Tech Center is unable to assist with sage.edu account issues or access to Moodle, SageAdvisor, etc. Please contact the ITS helpdesk via [email protected] to resolve such issues.
All of the information detailed on this page is accessible via Google Drive to anyone with a Sage email account. Please sign-in to your email, click the following link, and save the folder to your Google Drive so that you can access this information readily when you have questions about the Tech Center procedures.
The Tech Center has a wide variety of equipment available for check out. On the right is a list of items with links to each item’s user manual.
– Check out of equipment is possible Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm through the Tech Center Lab Aides or the Coordinator.
– Equipment may be checked out for a maximum of 3 days. So, it works like this: if you check out on a Monday, the item is due back on a Thursday. If you check out on a Tuesday, the item is due on a Friday. If you check out on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, the item is due on the following Monday.
– If you keep an item for longer than the allotted time, a hold will be placed on your account via Student Services.
– When you check out an item, we record your name and sage email. Please have this information ready at time of check out.
– You are responsible for the item you check out, so if you lose or break an item, you must replace it.
The Tech Center offers large format, archival inkjet printing services. If you need exhibition-quality prints, or prints larger than 17 inches wide, you will find our rates competitive. We have two large format archival inkjet printers, an HP Designjet Z5200 and an Epson 9900, which can both print up to 44 inches wide. Rates are determined by the type of paper you choose and the square footage of the print.
|Epson Enhanced Matte Paper||$3.50/sq.ft.|
|Red River Premium Matte Paper||$4.00/sq.ft.|
|Epson Premium Luster Paper||$4.50/sq.ft.|
|Trans Bond (ideal for architectural floor plans
|PhotoTex (adhesive backed fabric)||$6.00/sq.ft.|
|Jacquard Inkjet Fabric-Cotton||$5.00/sq.ft.|
|Jacquard Inkjet Fabric-Silk||$6.00/sq.ft.|
Other specialty papers can be ordered. Please consult with the Tech Center well in advance of project due date if a paper not normally carried needs to be ordered.
36 in. x 40 in.= 1440 sq. in
1440 / 144 = 10 sq. ft
10 sq. ft. x $4.50 = $45.00
If you buy your own paper for large format prints, please consult with the Tech Coordinator, Olivia, to discuss your paper choice. Your print will be completed on your paper by the Coordinator, and you will only be charged for ink use. Please see the following formula to calculate and anticipate the ink cost for your print:
36 in. x 40 in.= 1440 sq. in
1440 / 144 = 10 sq. ft
10 sq. ft. x $2.00 = $20.00
*You must be logged-in to your sage.edu email account in a separate tab to fill out this form*
You must submit the filled-out order form and then upload the file(s) you wish to have printed to your sage account Google Drive. Please share your file(s) from your Google Drive with the Tech Center email: techcenter(at)sage.edu so that we can download and print your images.
When you share your file, the coordinator will receive a notice via email that provides access to your file and print order form. When your print is complete, you will receive an email from the Lab Aide to swing by the Tech Center to pick up and pay for your print. Payment is required before you take your print out of the lab, therefore you must pick-up large format prints during business hours 9:00am-4:30pm so you can pay.
A two business day turn-around is standard. For example, if you submit your files on Monday during business hours, it will likely be ready by 4:30pm on Wednesday. If you submit on Friday during business hours, your work will be ready by 4:30pm on Tuesday the following week. Files submitted over the weekend or after business hours in the evening will be registered as “submitted” the next following business day.
If you select the “Rush Order” option for an additional $20 fee you MUST speak with the Tech Center lab aides ahead of time so they are aware of when you need your file printed and that it meets your project timeline/deadline.
The Tech Center has two Epson 4880 printers, one with Matte Black ink (MK) and one with Photo Black ink (PK). There is also an Epson 4900 printer capable of switching between Matte and Photo Black inks. Each printer can accept paper sizes up to 17 inches wide. These are self-service printers. If you have had instruction on how to print to these printers, you are welcome to log in and use them, provided you supply your own paper.
If you would like more details about paper type before you purchase paper, please consult with your instructor regarding print requirements, or with the Coordinator of the Technology Center.
The Tech Center has scanners that can scan both two-dimensional and transparent (film) materials. The maximum two-dimensional scanner bed is 12 x 17 inches, and up to 8 x 10 inch film can be scanned. The scanners are used across the art disciplines for project development and documentation purposes. Students and staff may use the scanners anytime the Tech Center is open. If you need assistance with the scanners, feel free to consult with a Tech Center aide or the coordinator.
The Tech Center has two Wacom Cintiq 21UX interactive pen displays. These displays combine the advantages of an LCD monitor with the natural feel of drawing and painting. Our Graphic + Media Design students use these often, but they have many applications to be used across all art disciplines. Training appointments may be made at the Tech Center to learn how to use the display.
The Tech Center’s laser cutter has become a popular tool for developing art and design works. It is used across disciplines including Printmaking, 3-D Design, Graphic + Media Design, and Interior Design.
Class meetings can be arranged with the Coordinator of the Tech Center to discuss projects and file set-up guidelines for working with the laser cutter. This document provides more detailed information on Laser Cutting.
The laser cutter is operated by the Coordinator of the Tech Center. The substrate (the material to be cut or etched) must be provided by the student/faculty. Laser cutter jobs with long etch times may be subject to a nominal fee.
The Tech Center has two MakerBot Replicator 2 desktop 3-D printers. If you are interested in creating something to be 3-D printed, check out the links to the right to get started, or swing by the Tech Center and speak with the Coordinator.
As of the fall 2015 semester, all printing to campus printers happens through the client PaperCut, and will incur a charge when printing from your Sage username and password. To have PaperCut installed on your MAC or WINDOWS laptop, please contact the ITS Helpdesk. In the meantime, you can web print using Papercut, or you can print using any computer station in the Art + Design Technology Center, ADB classrooms (when classes aren’t taking place), or other campus locations.
There is a Black & White Toshiba printer/copier in the Tech Center and a Color Toshiba printer/copier upstairs in Room 303 that students can send files to for printing through PaperCut.
If you would like to try and install PaperCut onto your PC yourself, please follow these steps:
If you need additional help, please visit the HelpDesk in the Armory on the Albany Campus to inquire about PaperCut software installation or email them [email protected] to submit a ticket for assistance.
If you are photographing, video or audio recording a model, please use a Model Release Form.
Binders of printed forms are available in the Lighting Studio and in the Technology Center.
Your model reads and signs the form, as does a witness. If multiple models are being used, each model must sign their own form. You retain the signed release for your records
There is a long and short version of the Model Release Form. Choose the version that best fits your records.
Model Release- Long