The Graphics Lab

Color Copies & Posters!

The Graphics Lab has a Kyocera COLOR Copier! There is a charge of 15 cents per side for Color Copies (the BEST price in town!) and 4 cents per side for Black Ink Copies . . . cash, check, or account number will be accepted for payment.

Here’s what the Color Copier can do:

  • copies photos or any full color image
  • enlarges and reduces
  • collates, staples, and folds
  • copies mixed stacks of originals (all black ink or full color) and charges are set accordingly
  • copies from the glass, directly from a flash drive (PDF), or when sent from a Graphics Lab computer (i.e. an e-mail attachment OR document from Dearborn Schools user desktop upon log-in)
  • paper size up to 11” x 17” (price 35¢ each)
  • non-shiny photo stock or card stock (8¢ extra per sheet)… or bring your own special paper, but keep in mind that shiny surfaces do not fuse well!

The Graphics Lab also has a FULL Color Poster Printer!!! It’s a Variquest Perfecta 2400 Poster Printer that prints using 4 color CMYK 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 are printed on a heavyweight coated paper – not quite as thick as card stock. The posters laminate well and actually NEED to be laminated to be somewhat waterproof (ink jet inks are water soluble). They are not intended for long term use in outdoor environments.

Images can be text, linear, solid, photographic, or any combination thereof. Original documents can be paper documents or electronic – a PDF sent via email or brought in on a thumb drive. Once you are satisfied with the first poster, you can set it to print a quantity of up to 99!

The new Poster Printer also includes a software package that is installed on a laptop computer in the Graphics Lab which allows you to create customized, curriculum-based, visual instructional aids that are categorized by curriculum area. You are able to choose a template and change wording, graphics and fonts – then select poster size and send the document directly to the Poster Printer.

Cost of full-color posters is as follows: Small 13″ x 19″ is $3.00, Medium 18″ x 24″ is $4.40 , Large 24″ x 30″ is $5.50. If posters are longer or shorter, the price will be adjusted accordingly.

Technology has passed itself up as far as cost and FULL COLOR posters are actually about the same price to produce as the single color thermal ink posters that the Graphics Lab used to carry. We still have the old poster printer and will continue using it until we run out of the old thermal paper. These posters are a bit more “outside friendly”, when laminated.

Personal items (like family photos or party invites) are OK to do on either machine – as long as they don’t break the 3 rules… nothing political, religious, or for personal gain (making money directly or through advertisement).

The Color Copier & Poster Printer are only available for use when Carol is in the Graphics Lab. Questions? Call 827-3063.