These tools are great to keep
We try to regularly curate content to help you in your project’s turn out and make sure you get an efficient turnaround from us. Below are a few of them that you can save to your computer or print for your classes.
VCU gives you Lynda!
Virginia Commonwealth University has given it’s students and faculty access to lynda.com. If you go to your my.vcu.edu homepage, click “Lynda.com” under “Technology Resources” to sign up.
Below we have set up a list of recommended tutorials to help you with print production. These tutorials will not only help you when it comes to printing with the GOlab, but additionally on your own or with a different printer.
- Print Production Intro
- Photoshop Essentials
- Print-Ready in Photoshop
- Illustrator Essentials
- Print-Ready in Illustrator
- InDesign Essentials
- Printing Booklet InDesign
- Print-Ready in InDesign
- Combining PDFs in Acrobat
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A documentation and lighting studio available to GDES students, managed by the VCUarts GOlab staff.
Wire-o binding allows customers to punch holes and add a looped-wire to enclose the pages.
Perfect binding allows customers to bind the pages of a book with thermal activated glue.
In this video, we will cover weeding and taping in two parts by showing you how to weed your vinyl decal and prepare for the manual taping process.
Vinyl Taping on Mounting Press
In this video, we will show you how to apply transfer tape to your vinyl decal using our mounting press.
Vinyl Installation: Dry Application Method
In this video, we will cover basic vinyl installation using the dry application method for drywall and other surfaces.
Vinyl Installation: Wet Application Method
In this video, we will cover basic vinyl installation using the wet application method for windows, glass, and various weather conditions.
Falling somewhere between photocopying and screen printing, the process of risograph printing (or riso) is a simple and economical way for artists and designers to self-publish.
Run by two professors of VCU and specializing in archival, museum quality prints and scanning
Located just south of the James, this printer is capable of printing signage and banners on multiple medias and additionally runs large format and small format printing
Digital color printer located on Main Street near campus that regularly works with VCU’s students, faculty, and staff to produce quality products
Digital full-service printer located right on Grace Street that regularly works directly with VCU’s students, faculty, and staff
Specialize in offset printing and large volume runs
Local Printing in Richmond Virginia, Zooom Printing specializes in full color digital printing using HP Indigo for short runs of business cards, brochures, booklets, postcards, and offset for medium to large runs.
Graphics, signage, and banners
Digital and offset printing, signage, mailing, and imaging
Ideal for self-publishing graphic and photo books
Ideal for business paraphernalia such as business cards and flyers (can do gold foil on small runs easily!)
Ideal for creating and printing your own newspaper.
French Paper Co.
Small, independent paper mill based in Michigan
Fine paper merchant and distributor with a location in the near west end of Richmond
A chain store for decorative papers and crafting, they have an easy-to-access location in Carytown
Benj Franklin Printing Co.
A full service printer that works with VCU to provide its students quality papers for screen printing, letterpress, and other printing purposes
Photo Merchants and Services
Local photographic service provider that has film processing facilities located in downtown Richmond
Offers photofinishing and photography retail
Richmond Pro Lab
Offers photographic services and photofinishing
Vinyl Merchants and Services
A supplier and distributor for ORACAL Vinyl with a location in Ashland, VA
Another supplier and distributor of ORACAL Vinyl with a location in Mechanicsville, VA