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.


Stay tuned for dates and time for Fall Workshops!

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 9th 4:00pm

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

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.

Thursday, Oct. 11th 12:00pm

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


Starting August 29th
Monday-Thursday 8:30-9pm
Friday 8:30-5pm
Saturday and Sunday - Closed


Interested in bringing your class by for a tour?
Follow the this link below to our scheduling software.

SB Class Tour

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

You are welcome to work the tour into your syllabus and set up times at the beginning of the semester. You are able to sign up two months in advance.


Want help planning your project? Need assistance choosing one of our services?

Sign up for a 10 minute consultation with one of our technicians and we'll review your goals with you, discuss prices and work with you to achieve your goals.

SB 10 Minute Consultation


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