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.

*Hours are subject to staff availability.

Contact Information:
Phone: 617-627-0087

For specific APL-related questions, please contact Simon Remiszewski (​ or Laura Reese (


Epson 3880, 9800, 9900 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.

Cube 3
The Cube 3 prints three-dimensional sculptures up to 6"x6"x6" in ABS or PLA plastic. These sculptures can be sanded or painted to refine the model. (3D printing will be available spring 2015)

Spirit GLS 60 Watt Laser Cutter
The laser cutter can cut or etch intricate designs into many papers, wood, and plastics. It can receive material 40" wide by 7" tall virtually any length. (Laser cutting will be available shortly)

*Prices are based on the services rendered and materials used.

Inkjet 2D Printing Policies

Standard 2D Inkjet Printing
Any SMFA community member needing prints related to SMFA classes may use this service.

  • First-come, first-served basis
  • Same-day printing for most jobs
  • Large jobs of 10 images or more take longer
  • No proofing option
  • Print cost is based on paper area and paper type

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

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

Faculty and Alumni Advanced Fine Art Printing
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
  • Larger jobs take longer
  • Prices for faculty/alumni projects are based on a per project basis
  • $25 per half hour for proofing assistance