Mission and Policies
The purpose of this policy is to set guidelines for the use of the School of Art Digital Arts Studio (DAS) and its equipment. The mission of DAS is to provide a collaborative digital environment that encourages experimentation and innovation in artmaking across media through access to emerging technologies in digital inkjet and 3D printing. Access to DAS and its equipment is restricted.
DAS aims to provide the best possible print sand 3d models to students. Students, faculty, & staff affiliated with the School of Art have the privilege to request prints from DAS. Students taking classes provided by the school of art may also request prints if these are related to the particular class they are taking. DAS has the right to refuse any request including excessive multiple prints.
All prints including test prints are the student’s financial responsibility. All charges are payable upon receipt by credit card, debit card, or Plaid Ca$h. Patrons have the right to see detailed billing of all charges and request a receipt of these charges once they have been paid. They also have the right to establish a set amount in to make test prints and 3d models. If anyone, within Carnegie Mellon, other than the person requesting is financially responsible for prints, the request must include that person’s name, email and oracle string number. In some instances, DAS may allow use of equipment in the lab such as flatbed and slide scanners. Users of this equipment accept financial responsibility incase of breakage.
Regarding files received through the network:
• DAS will delete ALL files relating to a print request after a printing job is completed. If hardcopies are submitted for printing, DAS will keep all materials in a secure place until prints are collected.
• It is the responsibility of DAS to notify, in a timely manner, the completion of prints or scanning jobs.
It is the responsibility of the Patron to:
• Properly label all materials with the students name and contact information.
• To create a back up of files that are sent and modified to DAS for plotter or 3d printing.
• To collect hardcopies of images submitted for large format printing such as CD’s, DVD’s, portable storage devices, and photographs after its use for large format and 3d printing.
• Pick up prints and models in a timely manner. DAS cannot be used as a storage facility for print and models.
The condition of the prints and models not collected within the next two days that DAS is open cannot be guaranteed. Prints and models that are not picked up or refused will belong to the School of art and will be able to use it for any purpose.
The mission of DAS is to provide, to its full capabilities, digital imaging, printing and modeling support to School of Art faculty, students, and staff, however, if in this process the content of the images or data is deemed inappropriate or is requested for purposes other than the production of art; the service requested may be denied and such material forwarded to the Head of the School of Art for review. The School of Art does not resort to censor or prevent any credible works of art from being created.
To request a print, first contact the DAS Manager to receive proper instructions for submitting a request. Submitting a request suggests you have read and agreed to all policies of DAS.