The SERVICE BUREAU is the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s on-campus professional digital-output center, specializing in laser printing and archival, wide-format inkjet printing.

We provide printing and finishing services to students, faculty, and staff as well as inform and instruct on proper file setup, color management, resolution, file management, print longevity, and paper types.


Risograph 101
Learn how to set up files for the Risograph printer at the Service Bureau. We will discuss creating separations, color density and other helpful tips.

7/17 4:00-5:00pm

Bookmaking 101: Perfect Bound
Learn basic InDesign file set-up and suggested guidelines for book printing Perfect Bound at the Service Bureau and more.

7/19 4:00-5:00pm

Bookmaking 101: Saddle Stitch
Learn basic InDesign file set-up and suggested guidelines for zine printing with the Saddle Stitch Booklets at the Service Bureau.

7/18 4:00-5:00pm
7/26 12:00-12:30pm

All workshops take place in the MC 908 Flex Lab. You can register for them here.


Starting May 15th
Monday-Friday 8:30-5pm


Interested in bringing your class by for a tour?
E-mail us at

Our technicians can give a broad overview of the services we offer or discuss a more specific topic or process.

When emailing let us know what you are interested in covering and a few available dates and times.

You are welcome to work the tour into your syllabus and set up times at the beginning of the semester. We request at least a week lead time.


37 S. Wabash Ave. Room 1111 Chicago, Il 60603
Phone:  312-629-9155
Hours: M-F  8:30am-5:00pm Closed Sat. + Sun.