Print Lab

The WCCW Print Lab functions in two ways. On the one hand, we are a commercial printer with services available for hire. On the other, we are a resource working to foster printmaking literacy and production, distribution and circulation of feminist self-published projects. We fulfill this second need by hosting regular Riso print Workshops, as well as through our WCCW Print Lab  Steward program, in which our members can become certified to run the print lab themselves for DIY projects. All proceeds from our print lab commercial services and workshops go back into maintaining this resource for our community.

See our FAQ below for detailed information.

What printing facilities do you have available?

Our Print Lab houses a LaserJet Printer and a Risograph printer, which are overseen by Project Manager & LaserJet wiz Lindsey Lee Eichenberger and Riso tech extraordinaire Noelle Dillman.

Our print lab services and/or private instruction are available to the public for $30 per hour ($25 for the instructor and $5 towards the WCCW). Email lindsey@wccw.us if you’d like to hire us for print services!

WCCW Torchbearer members are welcome to print from the B/W LaserJet for 4¢ per side for Letter, and 8¢ per side for Tabloid.

WCCW Warrior level members and above may make up to 40 B/W single sided laser prints a day for free. Any prints over 40 per day will be charged at the rate of 4¢ per side for Letter, and 8¢ per side for Tabloid.

WCCW Warrior level members and above are eligible to book time with our print techs during office hours to help them with their Laser and/or Riso print projects.

DIY Risograph use is reserved for Warrior Level Members and above who have been certified as WCCW Print Lab Stewards.

Laser Printer

HP LaserJet 9050, prints up to 11×17, B&W only

Our laser printer is overseen by WCCW’s Print Lab Project Manager, Lindsey Lee Eichenberger. Lindsey can help you with any of your Laser printing projects, as well as answering any general print lab questions. Email Lindsey lindsey@wccw.us.

Risograph Printer

GR3700 –stand-alone, takes up to 11×17” paper,

Colors available: Black, Medium Blue, Green, Red, Purple and Teal.

Our Risograph Printer is overseen by WCCW’s resident Print Lab technician and educator, Noelle Dillman. Noelle teaches a bi-monthly Intro to Risograph Printing Class and is also available for private Riso lessons at a rate of $30 per hour. Feel free to email noelle@wccw.us with any Riso questions!

Production Resources

Cutting Mat
Paper cutter
Scotch tape and stapler
Saddle stitch stapler available on request

I have a really tight deadline, how quick is your turnaround time?

We only have one Laser Printer and one Risograph. Because we are a resource working to foster printmaking literacy and production, distribution and circulation of feminist self-published projects in addition to being a commercial printer, we sometimes have to work around the educational and member-based production needs of the lab, which can result in longer timelines. We recommend contacting us about for hire printmaking services as early as possible to ensure we can meet your deadlines. Email lindsey@wccw.us if you have a job coming up that you want to print with us!

We recommend independently owned E R copies in nearby Echo Park for fast paced commercial jobs.

I’m not a WCCW Member, can I still hire you for printing services?

Absolutely! Our printing services are available to the public for $30 per hour, plus paper costs.

Click here to see a full list of the services we offer, and email lindsey@wccw.us if you would like to book our services!

I am a WCCW Member, how do I hire you for printing services?

Awesome! Our printing services are available to all WCCW Members for $20 per hour, plus paper costs.

WCCW Members are welcome to come assist our print lab techs with the printing of their projects to get a feel for the printing process, but we cannot offer discounts for such assistance.

Click here to see a full list of the services we offer, and email lindsey@wccw.us if you would like to book our services!

I’m a WCCW Torchbearer member ($10 a month), can I use the print lab for a DIY project?

WCCW Torchbearer members do not have access to free printing, but are welcome to print from the B/W LaserJet for 4¢ per side for Letter, and 8¢ per side for Tabloid.

We charge these small fees for laser prints in order to pay for toner, paper, and maintenance of the printer.

Torchbearer members who would like to use the Risograph printer are encouraged to become a Warrior level member for $40 or 2 volunteer hours per month! Warrior Level Members and above are eligible to either print in collaboration with our print lab techs during print lab office hours, or get trained as a WCCW Print Lab Steward to be able to complete their own DIY projects!

We require special training and commitment from those who are interested in printing on our Risograph printer because our dear old GR3700 is a fickle machine which often breaks. This is very common with older model Risographs, and caring for and maintaining the machine is part of the fun of printmaking with it! We want all who use it to be trained in its quirks so that they can troubleshoot any problems and properly log any maintenance issues. Our Warrior level membership dues go towards paying for parts and maintenance of the machine, so we require those who use it on a regular basis to be supporting the print lab by either paying $40 or working at least 2 volunteer hours per month. If you are interested in using our Risograph on a continued basis, we encourage you to become a WCCW Print Lab Steward to share in the duties of caring for our beloved Riso printer!

I’m a WCCW Warrior level Member ($40 a month), how do I use the print lab facilities for a DIY project?

WCCW Warrior level members and above may make up to 40 B/W single sided laser prints a day for free. Any prints over 40 per day will be charged at the rate of 4¢ per side for Letter, and 8¢ per side for Tabloid.

WCCW Warrior level members and above are eligible to book time with our print techs during office hours to help them with their Laser and/or Riso print projects. Standard printing rates apply during office hours: Any Laser prints over 40 per day will be charged at the rate of 4¢ per side for Letter, and 8¢ per side for Tabloid, and Riso prints are 10¢ a print, 20¢ a master

Print Lab office hours for Warrior and Goddess level members

Laser printer: Mondays 2-6pm with Lindsey
Risograph printer: Wednesdays 11am-2pm with Noelle
Email lindsey@wccw.us to schedule time to come by during office hours!

DIY Risograph use is reserved for Warrior Level Members and above who have been certified as WCCW Print Lab Stewards. We require special training and commitment from those who are interested in printing on our Risograph printer because our dear old GR3700 is a delicate machine which often needs minor repairs. This is very common with older model Risographs, and caring for and maintaining the machine is part of the fun of printmaking with it! We want all who use it to be trained in its quirks so that they can troubleshoot any problems and properly log any maintenance issues. Our Warrior level membership dues go towards paying for parts and maintenance of the machine, so we require those who use it on a regular basis to be supporting the print lab by either paying $40 or working at least 2 volunteer hours per month. If you are interested in using our Risograph on a continued basis, we encourage you to become a WCCW Print Lab Steward to share in the duties of caring for our beloved Riso printer!

I’m a WCCW Warrior level member, how do I use the lab on a regular basis for my DIY printing projects?

We encourage all Warrior and Goddess level members who want to print larger projects on a regular basis to become trained as certified WCCW Print Lab Stewards!

DIY Risograph use is reserved for Warrior Level Members and above who have been certified as WCCW Print Lab Stewards. We require special training and commitment from those who are interested in printing on our Risograph printer because our dear old GR3700 is a delicate machine which often needs minor repairs. This is very common with older model Risographs, and caring for and maintaining the machine is part of the fun of printmaking with it! We want all who use it to be trained in its quirks so that they can troubleshoot any problems and properly log any maintenance issues. Our Warrior level membership dues go towards paying for parts and maintenance of the machine, so we require those who use it on a regular basis to be supporting the print lab by either paying $40 or working at least 2 volunteer hours per month. If you are interested in using our Risograph on a continued basis, we encourage you to become a WCCW Print Lab Steward to share in the duties of caring for our beloved Riso printer!

What is a WCCW Print Lab Steward?

DIY Risograph / DIY LaserJet use is reserved for Warrior & Goddess level members who become certified WCCW Print Lab Stewards.

We require special training and commitment from those who are interested in printing on our Risograph printer because our dear old GR3700 is a delicate machine which often needs minor repairs. This is very common with older model Risographs, and caring for and maintaining the machine is part of the fun of printmaking with it! We want all who use it to be trained in its quirks so that they can troubleshoot any problems and properly log any maintenance issues. Our Warrior level membership dues go towards paying for parts and maintenance of the machine, so we require those who use it on a regular basis to be supporting the print lab by either paying $40 or working at least 2 volunteer hours per month. If you are interested in using our Risograph on a continued basis, we encourage you to become a WCCW Print Lab Steward to share in the duties of caring for our beloved Riso printer!

Steward certification requirements
WCCW Warrior level membership for $40 or 2 volunteer hours per month
+Completion of one Risograph Printing Workshop with Noelle
+Orientation to Steward duties and maintenance logs with Noelle
=Print Lab Steward sticker on your WCCW membership card!

Steward responsibilities and duties
-Log all printing sessions in Print Lab Condition Log to ensure proper maintenance of machines
-General shop care –cleaning, organizing in Lab as needed
-Answering questions/assisting lab users as needed

Steward benefits
-DIY printing on the Laserjet and Riso during operating hours (M—F / 10am—6pm)
-Can fill volunteer hours in print lab helping WCCW Warrior and Goddess members with their print projects
-Inclusion (if so desired) in our printmakers’ roster to be contacted for paid printing gigs at the WCCW as they come up.

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a WCCW Print Lab Steward, email Lindsey at lindsey@wccw.us

Why do I need to become a Print Lab Steward to use the Risograph Printer on my own?

We require special training and commitment from those who are interested in printing on our Risograph printer because our dear old GR3700 is a delicate machine which often needs minor repairs. This is very common with older model Risographs, and caring for and maintaining the machine is part of the fun of printmaking with it! We want all who use it to be trained in its quirks so that they can troubleshoot any problems and properly log any maintenance issues. Our Warrior level membership dues go towards paying for parts and maintenance of the machine, so we require those who use it on a regular basis to be supporting the print lab by either paying $40 or working at least 2 volunteer hours per month. If you are interested in using our Risograph on a continued basis, we encourage you to become a WCCW Print Lab Steward to share in the duties of caring for our beloved Riso printer!

I’m a WCCW Warrior level member, can I get some help with my printing project?

Excellent, we’ve got you covered! WCCW Warrior and Goddess level members are eligible to book time with our print techs during office hours to help them with their Laser and/or Riso print projects.

Standard printing rates apply during office hours: Any Laser prints over 40 per day will be charged at the rate of 4¢ per side for Letter, and 8¢ per side for Tabloid, and Riso prints are 10¢ a print, 20¢ a master

Print Lab office hours
Laser printer: Mondays 2-6pm with Lindsey
Risograph printer: Wednesdays 11am-2pm with Noelle

Email lindsey@wccw.us to schedule office hours time for the Laser or Riso!

What print services to do have available for hire?

The WCCW Print Lab services are open to the public for $25 per hour. This includes file prepping, print labor and assembly cost. Ink, Paper, masters and cutting not included, see costs below. If you have a job that is over 40 pages, email lindsey@wccw.us to request a quote.

Services available for hire

Art prints
Flyers
Postcards
Business cards
Posters up to 11×17”
Zine printing
Art book printing

Ink, Paper, Masters & Cutting Costs

B/W Laser Printing*
Letter: 4¢ per side
Tabloid: 8¢ per side
*Laser Printing is free up to 40 1 sided sheets a day for Warrior & Goddess Members. These rates apply after 40 pages.

Riso Printing & Masters
Members: $0.10 a print, $0.20 a master
Non-members: $0.12 a print, $0.30 a master

Paper
Basic white printer paper comes at no additional cost. Other prices vary by stock.

Cutting
min. $30.00

What are the Print Lab hours?

Our Print Lab is open during WCCW work center hours: 10am–6pm, Monday–Friday. Basic jobs (Laserjet projects under 40 copies; DIY Riso projects under 100 copies **if trained**) can be completed during this time. Our host can help with basic questions regarding DIY print jobs. All other jobs need to be scheduled for Lindsey or Noelle’s office hours (see below), or scheduled privately with WCCW.

Print Lab office hours for Warrior and Goddess level members

Laser printer: Mondays 2-6pm with Lindsey

Risograph printer: Wednesdays 11am-2pm with Noelle

Email lindsey@wccw.us to schedule time to come by during office hours!

Who are the WCCW Print Lab Staff?

Lindsey Lee Eichenberger
Print Lab Project Manager

Lindsey is a writer, zine-maker and educator.  She started making zines when she was in high school, and is now 1/3 of Thick Thigh Collective, an art & zine collective. She has organized and led multiple zine workshops to folks ranging from elementary school to college students, and is a strong advocate for using zines as an accessible educational tool.  As the Print Lab Project Manager at WCCW, she gets to apply that love of zines to help you with your printing needs! She received a B.A in Child and Adolescent Development from San Francisco State University and currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is from. Contact: lindsey@wccw.us

Noelle Dillman
Print Lab Educator & Technician

Noelle is a designer, printmaker, and educator who lives in Los Feliz, by way of Boston, MA and Portland, OR. She got her education in Intermedia studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art, and her practice involves many mediums including new media installation and sound technology. She has worked with various public arts organizations, including the Independent Publishing Resource Center (Portland, OR),  to advocate for accessibility in art and design, as well as teaching people of all ages. She has also worked as a curator and a printmaking studio supervisor. Contact: noelle@wccw.us

Print Lab Stewards
TBD!

When is the next Risograph Workshop?

Free for WCCW Warrior and Goddess Members

This workshop serves as certification training for WCCW Print Lab Stewards and/or anyone wishing to complete DIY print jobs in our Lab. This workshop covers the history and contemporary application of risograph printing, as well as training attendees on basic machine maintenance. Attendees will make a two-color print of their choosing, paper and other materials supplied.

Click here to sign up for our next Riso Workshop!