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Production Facilities

Facility Hours

Summer Hours: 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

The Digital Printing Facility (DPF) is located on the 2nd Floor of the School of Image Arts (IMA-230)

Please email if you have any questions about the facility or services. Work is available for pickup only when the facility is open.

Files can be submitted with our online submission form or dropped off on a USB stick to the facility. The link can be found below.

Information about how to set up your files, paper types, printable area, paper profiles and how to set up your files for submission are available in the tabs below.

All instructions on how to submit your files online can be found within the form. A google folder will need to be shared with for us to access your files. Any communication about your submission and pick up will be via your TorontoMU email address.

When asked for printing instructions please include number of prints, paper size and paper type. If you are submitting more than one file, please specify the file name, size and, paper for each one. (Multiple files can be submitted on one form).

 (google form) Digital Printing Facility Form (external link, opens in new window) 

SHEET Paper Choices : Letter (8.5"x11"), A3 (11.7"x16.5"), SuperB (13"x19")

- Lustre

- Glossy

- Matte

- Semi-gloss (Letter & SuperB only)

- Watercolour (SuperB only)

- Pictorico (Letter & SuperB only) (extra cost)

- Exhibition Fibre (Letter, SuperB and 17x22" only) (extra cost)

- Double-sided Papers - please contact for specific availability and cost

- Lustre (SuperB only)

- Matte (Letter & SuperB only)

ROLL Paper Choices: 24" and 44"

- Lustre

- Matte

- Semi-gloss (thinner paper)

- Semi-matte (this is the closest in paper weight and surface to cut sheet semi-gloss)

- Glossy (24" only)

- Ultra Smooth Fine Art (extra cost)

Your file must be a flattened TIFF (file type), Adobe 1998 colour space, 300 pixels per inch and fit within the printable area of the paper size selected:

Letter: 8.2"x10.5" maximum A3: 11.2"x16.2" maximum SuperB: 12.5"x18.5" maximum

24" Roll: One side must be 23.5" maximum and the other side must be a minimum of 6"

43" Roll: One side must be 43.5" maximum and the other side must be a minimum of 6"

Please note: *Any print that contains 50% or more solid black (saturated black) will have a surcharge

*Services are only available to Undergraduate and Graduate Image Arts Students

*No commercial work can be printed

Paper Profiles:

 (PDF file) How to install an ICC paper profile on your computer for Soft Proofing

Cut Sheet Paper Profiles Epson P900


Roll Sheet Paper Profiles Epson 9900


The following technical support staff operates this facility:

Michelle Fletcher, Digital Imaging Technologist, IMA 224

Jane O’Donnell, Digital Imaging Assistant, IMA 230

Facility Hours

Summer hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Student Print and Scanning (PIC) is located on the 2nd Floor of the School of Image Arts (IMA-233)


Informaton and rules about the facility can be found in the tab below. Please note: Access to the facility is for Undergraduate and Graduate Image Arts students only.

Student Printing and Scanning Facility Rules

  • Absolutely no food or drink in the labs. A $20 fine is applicable and second offences can result in your suspension from the facility.
  • If you do not know or are unsure, please ask. It is better to ask and be thought a fool then to guess and get suspended for inappropriate actions.

This is a large 4,500sq.ft. studio space with 13 independant shooting bays. The studio is supplied with a variety of professional lighting systems, product tables, fabric backdrops, rolling studio stands, grip and support systems, as well as softboxes and a variety of light modifiers.

The studio is also home to a custom built-in white seamless “cyc” wall for trained students to use. Scheduled classes have priority. Spare bays are released thirty minutes after a scheduled class commences if the instructor gives permission.

When there are no classes scheduled, the bays are free to students with access on a first-come, first-served basis. Bays must be signed out from the Technology Resource Centre before using.

Access: All Photo and MFA students who have undergone the Studio Safety Orientation. 

IMA B03: Alternative & Historical Darkroom. This lab supports alternative, UV exposure, and other historical processes such as Cyanotype, Van Dyke, and printing from 8x10 negatives. Access is available to 2nd, 3rd, 4th year, and MFA students who have attended a Student Safety Orientation with Technical Staff, and 1st year students who are also enrolled in a production related class. This lab can be signed-out from the Technology Resource Centre outside of scheduled class times

IMA B08: Advanced, Alternative, & Historical Darkroom. This lab supports advanced darkroom and alternative processes such as tin types, glass plate negatives, B&W Fibre and analogue colour printing. Access: 3rd, 4th year, and MFA students who have attended a Student Safety Orientation with Technical Staff. This lab can be signed-out from the Technology Resource Centre outside of scheduled class times.

During the day and evenings, film editing labs are reserved for specific classes. Spare labs are released thirty minutes after a scheduled class commences, so that students who are not in the scheduled class may sign out unused facilities. When there is no class scheduled, these facilities are free to students with access privileges on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability. Lab keys are signed out from the Technology Resource Centre. Labs may be reserved in advance although classes have priority. Please note that if you have not used the space by the first half hour of your booking, your reservation will be removed and you will be penalized as a ‘no-show’ (see the Fines and Penalties (external link, opens in new window)  for more information).


Film Editing Room (IMA 122)

16mm editing benches are each equipped with a splicer, Moviescop film viewer, rewind cranks, and a lightbox. This room is an essential for fulfilling 1st year Film’s analog editing assignments although access is available to any student cutting film prints.

Access: All Film and trained students, plus FPPCM Film Stream students.


Non-linear Digital Editing Suites (IMA 331, 338 – 346, 349)

All suites include a 27” iMac with editing software, M-box audio interface, and network connectivity.  Students must supply their own portable hard drive. A 500GB Hard drive with USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt interface is highly recommended as a minimum. Students are expected to provide their own headphones for these facilities.

Access: All Film and trained students.

This facility houses an Arri 1000 II 16mm/35mm black & white motion film processor, a Peterson 16mm contact printer, a ScanStation Personal film scanner capable of R8/Super-8/16mm/35mm, plus a film loading room. A 16mm Bell & Howell Model J contact printer and an Oxberry animation stand for 16mm & digital animation are also available for trained student use. 

Lab orders require completion of an (google form)  online order form (external link) . This form is regularly updated with info on procedures, pricing, etc. A QR code for this form is also posted by the red dropbox beside the lab door. Orders are paid for and picked up at the Technology Resource Centre.

The Motion Picture Lab is operated by Film Production and Preservation Technician Mark Loeser. Contact him at

The Image Arts Soundstage features almost 3,000 sq. ft of open, sound-insulated workspace with custom seamless ‘cyc’ walls, green screen, a dedicated silent ventilation system, Joy 50A and Twist-Lock 20A circuits, fixed and movable elevated lighting grids, a Colourtran programmable lighting board, 9 floor-to-ceiling sound-baffling travelers, an Arri articulated camera dolly, a film air jib, 20’ x 15’ projection screen with a Christie projector, a 40’ moveable scaffold, and a full complement of props, 10’x4’ flats and set pieces. There is a complete supply of lights, stands and ancillaries, and a fully equipped set construction workshop adjacent to the sound stage.

The Soundstage is a bookable facility available to Film students who have completed Cinematography courses and the Sound Stage Safety Orientation Seminar. Students must complete a  (google form) Sound Stage Application (external link, opens in new window)  prior to booking this space for periods greater than 1 day. Scheduled day and evening classes retain priority for Soundstage use.

Additional training is required for use of the Scaffolding, Camera Dolly, Lighting Grids, and Colourtrans. Electrical Safety rules, proper rigging practices, appropriate set construction and general sound stage discipline must be observed at all times.  The Skyjack aerial work platform can only be operated by individuals trained and certified at a ministry level.

  • Open Space and The School of Image Arts Workshop will be available for fabrication and assembly work for the Spring/Summer 2023 term. 
    Hours of operation will be: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.  Appointments can be made with the Technician, Joseph Lammirato.
  • Please note: Open Space will be closed from June 20 - July 11. If you need assistance with a project during this time, please contact
  • Joseph will also be available for online student consultations through Google Chat, Google Meet or Zoom. Please make arrangements and appointments by email to