Large Format Printing Service (LFPS)


LFPS (FAB 335)

What kind of printer do we use? Epson SureColor P9000 Standard Edition– print up to 43.75″ wide (No borderless printing). Several glossy and matte exhibition-quality papers are available!

If you are a studio art student or faculty member who wishes to print, please read this page as many of our procedures have changed.

**Very Important** Appointments are mandatory and made at least 72 hours in advance. Please note that our booking system is very literal. You must sign up for an appointment at least 72 hours in advance before the desired appointment time slot; failure to sign up in advance will result in your desired time no longer being available. For example, if you want an appointment on a Friday for the 12pm time slot, you must sign up by Tuesday before 12pm. Our booking system will show available appointment time slots at least a week ahead of time.**Spring 2024 hours (appointment is mandatory, 72 hours in advance!):

Monday: 9:30am – 12:45pm; 2:40pm – 4:45pm
Tuesday: 9:30am – 12:45pm; 2:40pm – 4:45pm
Wednesday: 9:30am – 12:45pm; 2:40pm – 4:45pm
Who We Print For:

**We only print for faculty, staff, and students of the Studio Art Department. We are not set up for interdepartmental printing or otherwise.**

Make Sure You Read These Rules First:

  • Appointments are made in 1-hour blocks, 72 hours in advance. Book multiple appointment slots if you need more time; make sure you book enough time or else the monitor will politely ask you to reschedule.
  • LFPS staff will not cut or trim your prints for you. If needed, We have various tools that you can use to trim your print(s). Make sure you book enough time for you to trim your print(s).
  • After booking your appointment you should receive an automated email from the booking service with a summary of the details regarding your appointment. Please put a reminder in your calendar regarding your appointment as the booking service sometimes doesn’t send a reminder. Email Jabari if you are unsure your appointment has been made
  • If you arrive 15 minutes or more late, it will be automatically cancelled and counted as a no-show. If you fail to show for an appointment more than twice in a semester, you will lose access to the LFPS .
  • Come with your files prepared or you will be asked to leave (“Preparing Files for Large Format Printing“, also located in the “Resources/Helpful Guides” section).
  • Please plan ahead and print well in advance of any due dates. Hiccups with the printer, files, scheduling, or supplies can always occur.
  • LARGE PRINTS: Please see the Very Large Prints section below before booking.

Make appointments here: Book An Appointment


Payment is due within 2 weeks of your printing date. You will receive a warning/reminder about payment after one week. Failure to pay within 2 weeks will result in a hold being placed on your account and losing access to LFPS until you have settled your bill; You will then be banned from LFPS for 80 academic days (excluding holidays and days school is cancelled). Payments are made with a debit or credit card, and you will receive an email of your bill and a link for payment.

Our payment system is based on the material used for each individual print you create with us. That means what paper is used, how much of it is used, and the ink consumed in creating your print(s). We cannot tell you exactly how much your print will be until after it is printed. Please see the Quotes section below for more on this.

Follow this guide to pay for your LFPS print(s) [Guide is also in the “Resources/Helpful Guides” link].

Class Projects:

It is best if instructors gather the work to be printed (and certify that files are properly made and in order). This avoids 18 visits per class.  Consider collating the files into 3 or 4 large files segregated by the paper choice desired and allowing students to “buddy-up” for their printing appointments. This is a huge help and will earn you major LFPS karma. We require all instructors to speak with Tori Cole first to confirm you have lab fees that will cover these costs.


We cannot quote you an exact price beforehand (only an educated guess, but that is not always accurate). We are unusual in that we charge only for ink and paper used, which can vary if you have a dark image or a light one and the dimensions of the print. We can guess, but it is not a firm estimate. Those requiring exact estimates will be referred to higher-priced venues that vastly overcharge. We can guarantee that we will be cheaper than anywhere else👍.


As a facility relying on technology, things sometimes fail. Please plan accordingly, as sometimes, equipment can fail. Your last-minute deadlines will not be our last-minute headaches.

Paper Choices:

We have various photo papers available for your prints (see “Available Roll Paper at LFPS”). Please do your due diligence before choosing a paper to use. If we don’t have any paper that fits your needs you may buy and use your own photo paper, that is compatible with our printer, for your prints. We will only charge you for ink usage if you supply your own paper. If you plan on using your own paper, talk to Jabari before buying the paper and booking your appointment.

Very Large Prints:

Any job over 6 ft. long will require that the user pay half the cost no matter the outcome. Sometimes bad things happen to good prints.  Because we run at such a low overhead, we cannot risk a large job that you later refuse payment for.   Most of the time nothing bad happens, but that’s the handshake deal we must make.

For large prints (larger than 8 ft.), email Jabari Townsend to discuss how much time you need to book. To print longer than 20 ft. (240 in.) in length, you will be required to purchase your own roll of paper.  We cannot guarantee that we will have enough material to create anything that large. Please email Jabari Townsend if you find yourself in this situation, as the types of papers we allow are limited.

Resources/Helpful Guides:

Click this link to access some resources/helpful guides created by the Photo Area. These resources will continuously be updated.

Questions?  Please email Jabari Townsend