Current Hours

  • Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. & Sun. -  Closed

Hours are subject to change during academic year.

Communication Resource Center (CRC) - AB 011

The CRC is managed by the College’s Design Resources Manager and is staffed by student employees. Plotters, scanners, and printers with associated workstations are readily accessed by students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

Two large-format printers, also called plotters, are loaded with paper for the following formats:
  • 36-inch (bond/vellum/glossy/photo satin)

One plotter is set to print on different types of media, including watercolor, Bristol, vellum, bond, card stock, kraft paper, and newsprint. Color laser printers are available for smaller projects.

Printers only print what you create, you will not have access to a computer to make any adjustments to files once you’re here, so make sure your files are ready to print.

PDF format is preferred but can accept JPG and TIFF files.

  • Printers – large format
    • HP PageWide XL5000
    • HP Designjet Z5200ps
  • Cost for large format printing
    • $0.01 per sq. inch for Bond/Vellum
    • $0.02 per sq. inch for Glossy/Photo Satin
  • Printers – small format
  • HP Color Laserjet CP5525
  • Cost for small format printing
    • $0.50 for 8.5x11 bond
    • $0.55 for 8.5x11 cardstock
    • $1.00 for 11x17 bond
    • $1.10 for 11x17 cardstock
  • Scanner – large format
  • WideTEK 36
  • Cost for large format scanning per item
    • $0.50 for 100 sq. inches or less
    • $0.75 for 101 to 500 sq. inches
    • $1.00 for 501 sq. inches or greater

An array of materials and tools are also available in the center for checkout and sale. Sale items include items such as acrylic, cardboard, chip board, mat board, foam core, museum board, bond sheets, vellum sheets, Mylar sheets, Bristol sheets, watercolor sheets, trace paper, cardstock, transparency sheets, dowels, sketch pads, tapes, pens, pencils, markers, paint pens, scales, glues, portfolio albums, X-Acto knives/blades, batteries, rulers, paintbrushes, correction tape, erasers, pencil sharpeners, page protectors, flash drives, locks, CD-Rs.

The center also offers full-service photocopying and self-serve printing and plotting. Certain studio materials not readily available in local stores are sold in this facility.
Items available for check-out for both faculty and students include:

  • (4) 65” smartboards (faculty & staff checkout only)
  • Epson portable projectors (faculty & staff checkout only)
  • laser pointers (faculty & staff checkout only)
  • digital cameras (faculty, staff, and student checkout)

Faculty can also check out interactive plasma carts for use in studio reviews. CAP has four 62” portable interactive monitors available for studio presentations and classes throughout the building. The interactive monitors can be used to display design projects for reviews. The drawings can be uploaded to the digital screen, allowing students to forgo plotting their work at times. The interactive monitors are available for checkout from the CRC during its open hours. Only faculty may check them out.