Print Lab

The Print Lab produces Archival Pigment Museum Grade prints of many sizes, and in many materials. The wide format machines used are based on leading edge technology and software, including the Roland D'Vinci 12 Colour printer. Spanning 74 inches wide, the machine is the only of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Colour profiles are hand-made and customised on campus for reliable colour. Come and talk to the helpful and friendly staff at the Print Lab to arrange an appointment an experience our exceptional quality, highly trained service, and cheap subsided prices.

The Print Lab is a world-class facility available exclusively at Sydney College of the Arts.

2015 price list (PDF 520KB)

Print lab

Print lab price list

Fine Art Matte
Hahnemule Photorag - This German fine art paper is 100% cotton. It has a smooth surface, white tone, and is buffered acid free. It is 308gsm and comes in sizes up to 110cm x 300cm. This popular paper is ideal for photographic imagery and abstract works. 2.35 cents per square cm
German Etching - A rich mould-made, textured watercolour paper that is buffered acid free with a natural white tone. It is 310gsm and comes in sizes up to 110cm x 300cm.This paper is ideal for illustratve and painterly images. It is perfect for editons. 2.25 cents per square cm
Giclee Canvas - This pre-primed canvas is made from 50% cotton and 50% polyester, a perfect balance of durability and archivability. It is acid free, 400gsm, bright white and comes in sizes up to 160cm x 350cm. This is ideal for over-paintng. 2.15 cents per square cm
Ilford Prestge Pearl - The highest quality resin-coated paper avaiable, it has a neutral white tone, is 310gsm, acid free and comes in sizes up to 110cm x 300cm. This is our most popular paper and is amazing value for photographic quality and finish. 1.8 cents per square cm
Museo Silver Rag - This glossy fine art paper is 100% cotton with a warm white tone. It is a thick 310gsm paper that is buffered acid free and comes in sizes up to 110cm x 300cm. This is an ideal choice for portraiture and vivid colours. 2.25 cents per square cm
Ilford Prestge Gloss - The glossier version of the pearl, this is also resin-coated, has a neutral white tone and is 310gsm, acid free and comes in sizes up to 110cm x 300cm. This is our sharpest paper and has brilliant colour for glossy photographic prints. 1.8 cents per square cm

File Requirements

For Photoshop Experts

Tifs/Jpegs - No Layers - 8-bit - Adobe RGB - USB or Email

For Photoshop Beginners

  1. Flatten your image by going to Layer > Flatten Image
  2. For Colour: Go to Edit > Convert To Profile > Adobe RGB (1998)
  3. For Black & White: Go to Image > Mode > Greyscale > Discard Color
  4. Go to Image > Mode > 8-bits
  5. Go to File > Save as TIFF (select LZW compression).
  6. For email orders save files are high quality jpegs.
  7. Put files in ONE folder on a portable USB stick or send over email.

Online Orders for Test Prints

Save time and email your test prints first, save them as high quality jpegs and email to and specify the type of paper you want, the test size, and when you need them ready by.

10 x 7cm test prints $1.5
15 x 10cm test prints $2.5
50 x 5cm strip tests $4.5
Retouching per 5 mins $10
Wearable Print Carry Tubes $20

Print specials are available in-store