IT Labs: The Media Lab

THE MEDIA LAB
41 Cooper Square, 8th Floor, Rooms 104|804|805|806 
Fall 2020 Hours: M-F, 9am-5pm 
Phone Number: 212-353-4216 or x216 on campus

The Media Lab is full-service computer lab and classroom space open to the students, faculty, and staff of all Cooper Union programs. The lab provides Apple desktop computers running macOS and Windows platforms, each featuring a full array of software for work in graphic design, video and animation, coding and programing, 3D design, and more. The Media Lab also offers scanning, printing, and 3D tools to further student research and projects. The lab is staffed by a dedicated team of professional staff and student workers; all lab staff are available to offer support and advice with the software and hardware platforms we offer. 

For the Fall 2020 semester, 41CS room 101 will be open to students and faculty and will provide a number of distanced workstations and self-service equipment. There will be no access to rooms 804, 805 and 806 due to COVID-19 safety protocols. Media Lab staff and student workers will be available to provide remote support and to facilitate printing and plotting requests from 805. Please note that some regular checkout equipment may not be available due to health concerns. All print submissions will be handled remotely, and prints will be available to pick on campus. All communication with Media Lab staff will happen on our IT Labs Teams site, please see the links below to connect with us.

Book time on a workstation in 41CS104 (bookings are available in 2 hour increments).

Chat with an Academic Support Technician  

Visit the Media Lab Teams site 

Submit a file to print 

If you have a lab inquiry after hours, please email academic.support@cooper.edu.

Equipment Available: 

Computers 
iMac workstations running macOS and Windows OS 

Laser Printing 
Xerox C60 
High quality full color laser printer with duplexing capabilities 

Xerox 8050
High-quality black & white for text and graphic documents 

Medium Format Printing 
Epson SureColor P800 
High quality 8-ink inkjet printer that prints on a wide variety of media. Accepts sheets up to  17x22”.  This is a self-service printer, students supply their own paper. 

Large Format Printing 
Epson 5270 & 7270 (36” & 44” inch color inkjet printers) 
These inkjet plotters produce quick large-scale images drawing, drafts, and posters. 
Epson 5270 media (36”): Vellum, Matte Film, Clear Film, Backlight Film 
Epson 7270 media (44”): Single-weight Matte Paper, Double-weight Matte Paper, Glossy Photo Paper (170), Matte Polypropelene 

Epson 9000 
This 10-ink large format inkjet printer produces archival print in full RGB gamut on roll and sheet media up to 44” wide. Please see the Epson 9000 submission form [link] and information sheet [link] for details. 

Scanning 
Epson V850 Flatbed scanners 
Designed to capture high fidelity scans film, photographs, and artworks. Can capture up to 6400 DPI with a 8.5" x 11.7" scanning bed 
Film formats: 35mm slides, 35mm film strips, medium format,  4" x 5" 

Epson 12000XL & 10000XL Flatbed scanners 
Ideal for artworks and photos that are too large for the V850. Can capture up to 4800 DPI with a 12.2" x 17.2" scanning bed 

Epson 5270 Large Format Scanner
This roll scanner can load documents up to 36” wide in color or black and white at up to 600 DPI. 
Note: all hand-drawn images must have fixative applied to prevent damage to the scanner. 

3D Resources 
Occulus Quest VR Headsets 
Insta360 OneX panoramic video cameras 
 

 

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