Located in the Hub Building (B863), the Fine Arts and Music Digital Hub provides opportunities for experimentation, research, training and collaboration with various forms of digital media. These workspaces encourage and support students in the creative application of technology across both the visual arts and music practices. The Fine Arts and Music Digital Hub is available 7 days a week* to students and staff working in all disciplines across the Faculty. *Digital Hub staff are available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Digital Hub Location (Map)

DIGITAL HUB STAFF

The Digital Studios are supported by staff Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Staff work across the faculty and are in high demand so it is encouraged that an appointment be made to ensure that time & resources can be dedicated to your project.

Andrew McLaughlin

Monday to Friday 9.00am5.00pm

T: (03) 9035 9163 
M: 0481 013 359
amcl@unimelb.edu.au

Andrew can assist you with digital & analogue photography, video production/editing, digital printing & 3D printing.

Book an appointment with Andrew

Rosie Isaac

Wednesday & Thursday 9.00am5.00pm

T: (03) 9035 9455
rose.isaac@unimelb.edu.au

Rosie can assist you with video production/editing, digital photography, printing and desktop publishing.

Book an appointment with Rosie

DIGITAL HUB FACILITIES & SERVICES

Inkjet printing (standard inkjet)

Medium resolution pigment inkjet printing on NON-ARCHIVAL Epson Enhanced Matte paper. 
Sizes: A4, A3 A2, A1 & A0 (Borderless printing is currently not available on A1 & A0 prints).

Archival printing (pigment inkjet on archival paper)

Sizes: A3 sheet and 44”/110cm wide roll.
Papers: Canson Platine (semi gloss/satin) & Canson Rag Photographique (300 gsm matte/smooth rag).

Plan printing (Production Dept.)
Sizes: A2, A1 & A0 (Black & White and Colour)
Paper: 160 gsm coated inkjet paper
PLEASE NOTE THIS SERVICE IS FOR PLANS & LINE DRAWINGS ONLY. IMAGES AND GRAPHICS ETC MUST BE PRINTED VIA THE STANDARD INKJET/ARCHIVAL PRINT SERVICE.

UPLOADING PRINT FILES

Print files MUST BE SAVED AT THE CORRECT SIZE AND INCLUDE ANY REQUIRED BORDER. PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND THE PRINT SIZE IN THE FILE NAME (e.g. YourFullName_A3-1.tif). Print files can be either copied directly onto the Print Server (located on the desktop of all studio computers) or via upload to the Digital Hub Dropbox*. Remember to complete payment to ensure your print is processed

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DROPBOX LINKS ARE FOR UPLOADING FILES WHEN YOU ARE NOT ON CAMPUS. PLEASE USE THE PRINT SERVER WHEN UPLOADING FROM WITHIN THE COMPUTER LABS.

Upload a STANDARD print file to Dropbox

Upload an ARCHIVAL print file (MATTE PAPER) to Dropbox

Upload an ARCHIVAL print file (SEMI-GLOSS PAPER) to Dropbox

Upload a PLAN PRINT (Authorised Production) file to Dropbox

Upload a PLAN PRINT (Student Work) file to Dropbox

PRINT FILE TEMPLATES

Set your file to the correct specs by downloading a template file here:

DOWNLOAD A PRINT TEMPLATE

DIGITAL PRINTING PAYMENT

Payment is required BEFORE printing and is made via the VCA Materials Shop (online eCart system). Click on the options below to access the appropriate payment page:

STANDARD INKJET PRINTING

PAY FOR A4 PRINTS

PAY FOR A3 PRINTS

PAY FOR A2 PRINTS

PAY FOR A1 PRINTS

PAY FOR A0 PRINTS

ARCHIVAL INKJET PRINTING

PAY FOR A3 ARCHIVAL PRINTS

PAY FOR A2 ARCHIVAL PRINTS

PAY FOR A1 ARCHIVAL PRINTS

PAY FOR LARGE FORMAT ARCHIVAL PRINTS

PLAN PRINTING

PAY FOR A0 PLAN PRINTS

PAY FOR A1 PLAN PRINTS

PAY FOR A2 PLAN PRINTS

PAY FOR A0 PLAN PRINTS (COLOUR)

PAY FOR A1 PLAN PRINTS (COLOUR)

PAY FOR A2 PLAN PRINTS (COLOUR)

3D PRINTING

PAY FOR 3D PRINTS

Film scanning

High Dynamic Range (HDR) scans from film via an Imacon Flextight Scanner. Supported film formats include: 35mm, 120 (medium format) and 4x5 (large format). Booking is required in order to ensure that the film holders are made available. The scanner is located in Digital Studio Two (Room 1.04 Building 863).

Book the Film Scanner

Flatbed scanning

Epson V700 flatbed scanners are available for film & document scanning. Additional A4 & A3 sized scanners are also available for document scanning. No booking is required for flatbed scanning, however scanners can be reserved by contacting staff at vca-digital@unimelb.edu.au

3D printing

3D printing is available to all Fine Arts and Music students and can be arranged by appointment. A consultation with Digital Studio Staff is recommended to look over your file before printing. 

EQUIPMENT LOANS

Equipment can be borrowed from the Faculty Equipment Store located at the rear of the Film and TV Building (B861, enter via the driveway on Grant Street). Please note that bookings are not excepted via phone or email; you must book and borrow/return all equipment in person.

LOAN TIMES (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday):

Pick up: 10:00–11:00am 
Returns: 2:00–3:00pm

Equipment Store Location

OTHER GENERAL INFORMATION

Internet access

Internet access is available in all the Digital Studios as well as the Lenton Parr Library and throughout the campus on your on device via UniWireless. Please visit wireless.unimelb.edu.au to configure your personal device to the UniMelb wifi.

Document printing

Colour laser printing and photocopying is available in the Lenton Parr Library. These printers are managed by UniCard and instructions can be found at the UniCard access points located beside the printers.

Digital Resources Student Guide
The Digital Resources Student Guide, printing price lists & setup guides, equipment/software manuals etc can be found on the Digital Studios Server (accessible via the desktop of all Digital Studio computers) or it can be downloaded from the link below. General enquiries can also be made via email at vca-digital@unimelb.edu.au

DOWNLOAD DIGITAL HUB GUIDE (PDF)

Please note: Digital Resource staff are not affiliated with IT services and are unable to assist with general IT related issues.

Visit Ask Unimelb or call (03) 8344 0888 for general IT issues.

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