The Advanced Production Lab is a collaborative SMFA space with brand new, state-of-the-art equipment, including fine-art printers, a 3D plastics printer, and a large laser cutter. Students can either drop off projects or work collaboratively with staff members to learn the technology.

Location: A212

Laser cutting and 3D printing are available by appointment only.

Summer Hours:
Open by appointment only.

Please e-mail Laura for Fine Art Printing needs, and Simon for Digital Fabrication inquiries.

Contact Information:
Phone: 617-627-0087

For specific APL-related questions, please contact Simon Remiszewski (simon.remiszewski@tufts.edu​) or Laura Reese (laura.reese@tufts.edu)

Epson 3880, and 11880
The fine-art (2D) Epson printers can print on a variety of papers up to 60" wide. Students can select photographic papers and rag papers for making final prints, or light-weight drafting paper for experimenting with scale and developing ideas.

Formlabs Form 2 3D Printers
These SLA (Stereolithography) printers allow for high resolution production of 3D prints. Students can work with a variety of resin types and modelling processes to generate creative works. Maximum build size is 6" x 6" x 6.9".

Epilog Fusion M2 Laser Cutter
This large format laser cutter can cut, engrave, or raster into a large variety of materials including acrylics, leather, paper, fabrics, and wood. It can receive materials of many sizes, with a maximum of 40" x 28".

Standard 2D Inkjet Printing / 3D Printing and Laser Cutting
Any SMFA community member needing prints/cuts related to SMFA classes may use this service.

  • First-come, first-served basis
  • Same-day printing for most jobs (does not include 3D Printing)
  • Large jobs of 10 images/cuts or more take longer
  • No proofing option
  • Print cost is based on paper/material area and paper/material type
     

Advanced Fine Art Printing / 3D Printing and Laser Cutting
Students may make appointments with APL staff if they need assistance with proofing or printing/cutting complex projects (thesis, final project, exhibition printing, etc).

  • By appointment only
  • One-week turn around for jobs up to five images/cuts
  • Two-week turn-around for jobs of more than five images/cuts
  • $5 per half hour for assistance with proofing
  • Print/Cut cost is based on paper/material area and paper/material type
     

Faculty and Alumni Advanced Fine Art Printing / 3D Printing and Laser Cutting
Faculty and alumni personal projects are accepted at the discretion of the APL staff, based on resource availability and scope of work.

  • By appointment only
  • Turn-around time is two weeks for a maximum of 10 prints/cuts
  • Larger jobs take longer
  • Prices for faculty/alumni projects are based on a per project basis

 

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