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The Graphics Lab provides graphic services for the instructional programs in the Dearborn Public Schools. The P.T.A. and other school-related groups that contribute to and support the instructional program, are also entitled to use the Graphics Lab. The operating philosophy is one of “self-help”, but the Graphics Specialist will assist Lab customers in producing classroom-related material as efficiently as possible – both in time and material. Some of the equipment available to customers include: high-speed copiers, a color copier, laminators, a poster printer, die cutters, computers, badge makers, heat presses, and machines for binding & finishing. There is no charge for use of the equipment in the Graphics Lab, but a nominal charge for use of materials (copies, laminate, paper, binding, etc.).

Please direct all Graphics Lab questions to:                                                                                                

Carol Theisen
Graphics Specialist
18700 Audette, Dearborn, MI 48124
Ph: (313) 827-3063     E-mail: theisec@dearbornschools.org

The Graphics Lab is part of the Communications Department, if Carol doesn’t return your call, please contact Joanna Matchynski at (313) 827-3006

Please direct Graphics Lab billing questions to:

Joanna Matchynski, Secretary      8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
Ph: (313) 827-3006
E-mail: matchyj@dearbornschools.org

The Graphics Lab is a hands-on learning environment – please feel welcome to come and learn how to do something new . . . no appointment needed!

Please keep in mind that you may NOT do any of the following in the Graphics Lab . . . nothing political, religious, or for personal gain!

New Full-color poster printer!

The Graphics Lab has a fantastic NEW piece of equipment! It's a Variquest Perfecta 2400 Poster Printer that prints using 4 color ink jet technology. You can produce vibrant full-color posters in 3 sizes: Small 13" x 19", Medium 18" x 24, or Large 24" x 31". Posters...

Black Ink Copying

Please pay close attention to whether an item has a copyright & read this: https://technology.dearbornschools.org/2019/05/28/copyright-3 Black ink copy cost is 4 cents per side for 8-1/2" x 11" at the Graphics Lab. No extra charge for 3 hole punch, stapling is 25...

Music Teachers in the Lab!

Music Teachers in the Lab!

On Tuesday, November 7             the Graphics Lab hosted               the Elementary Music Teachers & Lisa Meyer, Music Resource . . . for a FUN, hands-on make & take workshop!  They copied, cut, colored, glued, laminated, and sang their hearts out - and...

Job Pick-Up

As many of you already know, when I run copy jobs or do other work for the schools, I place completed jobs on the Pick Up Cart in the hallway outside the Graphics Lab door & bill the school. That way I don't have to be here in order for you to pick up your job....

T-shirt Press

The Graphics Lab has a t-shirt press, but no longer has a color copier with the ability to make t-shirt transfers. However, if you have access to a Cricut machine -OR- an Ink Jet Printer (the district only supports LaserJet), then you can buy t-shirt transfers from...

Making posters!

One of the most popular activities in the Graphics Lab is poster making! Posters are great for displaying classroom rules, keeping students on track with a concept, or advertising an upcoming event. There are a couple of different ways to make posters . . . with copy...

Welcome to the Graphics Lab!

Welcome to the Graphics Lab!

On Thursday, February 26, at the 75th Annual Founders Day Celebration, the Dearborn PTA Council presented ME with a Distinguished Service Award!! It was an extraordinary honor to be individually recognized by such a powerful organization, especially when there are so...

Measure that Bulletin Board!!

People frequently ask, "What length is a standard bulletin board?"  Guess what?  There IS no standard length!!  But there is a common width:  4 feet.  Which poses a slight problem - Kraft roll paper is usually only 3 feet wide.  A great solution is to work with...

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