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Communication Design Studio

66 Fifth Ave, 2nd Floor   •   Tues-Thurs: 1pm to 5pm
Open to: all New School students

The Communication Design Studio will be closed on July 4th & 5th, due to the holiday and a temporary power outage.


Due to the emergency closure of the 2 West 13th building, the Communication Design Studio will be located at N2 (66 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor), with the following tools. These changes will until the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester, where we will then be located at L1000 (2 West 13th Street).

  • Laserjet & Inkjet Printing (Laserjet Printer, Inkjet Printer)
  • Risograph Printing
  • Vinyl Cutter & Vinyl Sticker Printer
  • General Book-Binding Tools (Olfa Knives, Rulers, Book Heat Binder)

The Communication Design Studio (formerly known as the Graphics Lab) is a digital production space and hub for student interaction and collaboration. The lab provides access to design tools, software and printing services designed around the needs of the curriculum, such as the Adobe Creative Suite and Unity. Among the laser and inkjet printers we have to offer, we also have specialty machines like the Risograph printers, vinyl cutter and printer, and embroidery machines.

The CD Studio also offers flatbed cutting and UV printing services for students, but these machines are currently out of order.


For questions, consultations and making reservations for equipment, email the CD Studio. Please contact us at least two or more days in advance of when you need to use the lab.

PRINTING LIMITS
50pg per day for laserjet printers (50pg double-sided)
20pg per day for inkjet printers (10pg double-sided)


For access to machines such as the Tajima Embroidery Machine, our Risograph printers and the Roland Vinyl Cutter, all students must take a mandatory orientation. Please keep in mind that the embroidery machine process has changed since moving from the University Center.

If you have not taken an orientation for a machine before March 20th, you cannot use these machines for the semester. Please visit us in Fall 2018 for more Graphics Lab orientations.

Related Equipment and Tools

• Wacom Cintiq Display

• Wacom Tablet

• B&W LaserJet Printer

• Color LaserJet Printer

• Desktop Inkjet Printer

• Inkjet Plotter

• Risograph Printer

• Vinyl Cutter

• Vinyl Printer

• Microsoft Surface Studio

• Graphtec FC2250-120 Large Flatbed Cutter

• Photo Scanner

• Colortrac SmartLF SG 44 Wide Format Scanner

• Roland VersaUV LEF-200 UV Printer

• Tajima Industrial Embroidery Machine