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Reserve Time

When the RisoLAB is open for on-site printing, all students who are currently enrolled in a Continuing Education or Undergraduate course at the SVA RisoLAB or who have paid for lab access after completing a full semester long course are free to book printing time using our print reservation system.

Updated Policies:

Summer 2024 

• All reservations are limited to two hours per session.
• Printers enrolled in classes can book a total of three hours per week.
• Printers enrolled in Open Lab Access can book a total of six hours per week.
• Last minute cancellations or no-shows will result in a warning after the first incident, followed by the loss of booking privileges for one week after the second incident.
• While the RisoLAB is developing an automated system slated to launch mid Fall 2025, the current system remains manually operated. Reservation requests do not immediately appear on the system and are not guaranteed.
• During the summer semester, weekday mornings from Monday through Thursday are reserved for MFA Visual Narrative students from 10 am to 1 pm until the end of July.
• Any questions regarding reservations should be directed to risolab@sva.edu

A colorful chart with grids showing the available printing colors at the RisoLAB for System 2 palette along with various combinations and mixtures

 

 

Equipment Status

SYSTEM 1 DRUMS
SKY BLUE DRUM IS OUT OF SERVICE

TEAL DRUM IS OUT OF SERVICE 

SYSTEM 2 DRUMS
• All drums are working properly

RISO 1
• Working smoothly

RISO 2
• Working smoothly

RISO 3
• Master making function compromised-print only machine
• Occasional difficulty making masters on all drums

RISO 4
• Working smoothly

Printer Policies

  • Individual reservations can only be made for up to two hours in a single session. Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance from the date of the reservation request. Open Lab Access students are entitled to up to six hours of reserved print time per week; students enrolled in classes are entitled to three hours per week.
    These policies refer only to how much time an individual can reserve; additional time can be used if a Riso is free due to a cancellation or early completion of a print project and does not affect these weekly total limits.

  • Students are asked to indicate the nature of their projects, especially the color drums they will be using during their printing sessions. This will be added to reservation information so that other students can make scheduling requests based on the availability of specific color drums.

  • Submitting a request does not guarantee placement on the schedule. If multiple reservation requests are submitted at once, RisoLAB staff will add reservations on a first come, first served basis. For questions, email risolab@sva.edu

  • Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance; multiple last minute cancellations may impact reservation privileges. The first incident will lead to a warning, after which reservation privileges will be revoked for a week after subsequent incidents.

  • The RisoLAB does not charge additional fees for usage of any of our ink colors except metallic gold. We charge a flat rate of $15 per printing session for this color, which can be paid through our PayPal account:




  • The RisoLAB no longer provides unlimited proofing paper outside of class time. During Open Lab Access hours, printers can purchase 50 sheets of proofing paper for $5, which can be paid through our PayPal account:




     

RisoLAB Request Form

Reservations

Your Info

Your Project

Lab Info

Hours Requested (Limit of 6hrs/week)
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Summer 2024 Hours (SUBJECT TO CHANGE-CHECK GOOGLE CALENDAR)
  1. Monday
    MFAVN ONLY: 10:00 AM 1:00 PM ALL PRINTERS: 1:00 - 6:00 PM
  2. Tuesday
    MFAVN ONLY: 10:00 AM -1:00 PM ALL PRINTERS: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  3. Wednesday
    MFAVN ONLY: 10:00 AM -1:00 PM ALL PRINTERS: 1:00 - 6:00 PM
  4. Thursday
    MFAVN ONLY: 10:00 AM -1:00 PM ALL PRINTERS: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  5. Friday
    10:00 AM -6:00 PM
  6. Saturday
    1:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  7. Sunday
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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