ArtCenter’s state of the art photography labs enable students to print, process, scan and finish any image they conceive.
The Digital Imaging Lab is equipped with workstations for high-resolution scanning. Hasselblad scanners, digital printing from desktop to wide format, and manipulation are available. A film recorder enables digital files to be output as black-and-white or color film in any format up to 4" x 5". The photography labs house Inkjet and Chromira printers that allow students to print gallery-quality images.
The Black-and-White Photography Lab features large darkrooms for normal and alternative processing techniques. The lab is equipped with manual deep tank and automated film processing, a Kreonite print processor and enlarging capability for all film formats from 35 mm to 8" x 10". A communal darkroom offers 40 enlarging stations, supplemented by private printing rooms.
The Color Photography Lab offers automated processing for E-6 and C-41. A programmable Wing-Lynch and C-41 handline is available for experimental color processing. Color enlargements are made with De Vere 4" x 5" and 8" x 10" enlargers in private printing rooms. The digital lab has more than 20 up-to-date Apple computers with current adobe software for image manipulation. The room is color-balanced for ideal print quality control.