Off-Campus Resources

There are many resources in Chicago and online that offer similar services as at the Service Bureau. Here is a selection of our preferred places:


SmartPress: Online printing service including all types of book binding, booklets, card printing and signage.

US Cutter: Cut Vinyl Supplier


Inkjet Printing, Laminating, Framing and Mounting
Loupe: Fine Art Printing
Best Imaging Solutions: Lamination, Printing + Mounting
Lamin-8: Lamination and Mounting
Flax Art and Frame: Framing, Mounting
Gamma Imaging:  Inkjet Printing, Drum Scanning
Spoonflower: Fabric Printing
Armand Lee Framing: Framing, Installations
Color Space Photographic: Local Printing + Scanning Services
Latitude Chicago: Non for Profit Community for Printing + Scanning
Cushing: Large and Small Format Printing, Business Signage and Marketing Materials


Black & White and Color Copies, Finishing Services
Dot Press LLC: Business Cards, Post Cards, Brochures, Flyers
AlphaGraphics: Commercial Printing, Digital Offset, Wire, Comb, Scored, and Perfect Binding
Busy Beaver Button Co: Specialty: Buttons


Perfect Binding
SmartPress: Online printing service including all types of book binding.

Perfectly Acceptable: Riso printing
Risolve Studio: Riso printing
Hallagans: Riso Supplies
Issue Press: Riso Printing + Publishing
Stencil Wiki: Riso tutorials + Riso map.


Paper Suppliers
French Paper: Based in Niles, Michigan
Lindenmeyr Munroe: Location in Chicago


Letterpress Supplies + Plates
Boxcar Press: Letterpress shop out of Syracuse, NY

On Campus Resources

Print Services – Self Service Printing
Print Services offers self service color and black-and-white printing and copying as well as large-format printing. There are printing and copying options available in every campus building as well as the residence halls.
To find out more about their services and download print installers for your computer, please visit the Print Services website.
They support, maintain, and stock paper and supplies for office and departmental copiers and printers. To request toner or service for an HP or Xerox printer, please visit
To request supplies or service for Canon copiers, please visit SAIC Square to create a support case or call (312)345-3535.
To report a problem with computers, printers or copiers:Visit SAIC Square to create a support case or call (312)345-3535
To review our reprint/refund policy and submit a request for a reprint or refund, please visit our Reprint/Refund page.

General Access Computer Lab

MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 901

Phone: 312.345.3766

The General Access (GA) Computer Lab acts as the general computing facility for the SAIC community. Users have access to Apple Mac Pro and iMac workstations equipped with the SAIC instructional software template. The template includes current versions of software for digital imaging and video, desktop publishing, 3D rendering, website authoring, animation, multimedia, graphic, and audio applications.

The GA Lab is also equipped with flatbed, negative, and slide scanners, CD/DVD burners, and digital video editing stations. All workstations provide Internet connectivity via SAIC’s high-speed network. There are also dedicated stations where laptop users can connect to flatbed scanners, widescreen LCD monitors, and the SAIC network. Printing is available to black-and-white and color laser printers, as well as medium-format inkjet printers.

The GA Lab has 24-hour access during the fall and spring semesters.

SAIC Making Places

Link to a guide of most of the fabrication facilities available on campus.
Please note some have access restrictions.


CRIT Help Desk

Computer Resources and Information Technologies Help Desk

MC 905 (112 S. Michigan Ave)
SP 401 (37 S. Wabash Ave)
Monday–Friday, 8:30am–5:00pm

Phone: 312.345.3535

Vendors and Partners

Canon: Laser Printers
Epson: High-end Inkjet Printers
ItSupplies: Inkjet Materials + Photo Supplies
Hallagan: Riso Supplies and Equipment
French Paper Company: Family-owned Paper Mill
Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper: Digital and Traditional Fine Art Paper
Lexjet: Digital and Traditional Fine Art Paper, High-end printing equipment

US Cutter: Cut Vinyl Supplier


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