The Creative Lab is VCD’s new workspace on the third floor of Taylor Hall where students can access technology and design equipment in a collaborative creative space for all VCD students.


  
The Creative Lab is located in 321 Taylor Hall and is home to Cricut cutters, a vinyl cutter, a 3D printer, high-quality flatbed scanners, laser jet and large-format inkjet printing. Students may also rent high end Nikon and Canon camera bodies, prime lenses, tripods, GoPros, Wacom tablets, iPad Pros and Apple Pencils, studio lighting kits and more. 

The Creative Lab is also home to four photography studios on the third floor of Taylor Hall. The two 1,200-square-foot and two 500-square-foot studios contain top-of-the-line camera equipment, including brand new state-of-the-art continuous source LED lights and Dynalite studio strobe kits. Our studios are designed to accommodate diverse content and working styles, from magazine or fashion shoots to art images, studio portraits, event photography and candid storytelling. 

VCD students can reserve equipment and the photo studios at https://app.cheqroom.com/ using their FlashLine info to log in. 

Watch: VCD Cheqroom Demo for a tutorial on Cheqroom and tips on making reservations. 

How To:

Print using the Xerox Printer

Print Using the Inkjet Printer

Print Pricing

Laser Jet:
8.5” x 11”:
$0.07 B&W/$0.14 Color
 
11” x 17”:
$0.14 B&W/$0.28 Color
 
Inkjet Sheet*:
8.5”x11” Epson Ultra Premium Luster ($6/sheet)
 
11”x17” Epson Ultra Premium Luster ($9/sheet)
 
Inkjet Roll Printing Prices 
*Inkjet Sheet and roll prices for VCD students.  Please contact czuerche@kent.edu for Inkjet pricing if you’re not a VCD student.

The VCD Creative Lab and Photo Studios are open Fall 2022: 
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Phone: 330-672-2123
Email: vcdcreativelab@kent.edu
 

Facility & Equipment Rental FAQs

VCD & Photography Students

How do I reserve a photo studio in Taylor Hall?

To reserve a photo studio, log into Cheqroom with your FlashLine info to start the reservation process. Students may book no more than 3 hours at a time and no more than 3 spots. 

How do I use Cheqroom?

You go to Cheqroom and make sure to login with SSO. 

VCD Creative Lab Cheqroom Tutorial

What hours are the Creative Lab and Photo Studios open?

The VCD Creative Lab and Photo Studios are open Fall 2022: 
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Creative Lab and Photo Studios are not open during Fall, Spring, Summer break, or during holidays when campus is closed.

My student organization needs to use Creative Lab equipment and the Photo Studios. Can I check out equipment and reserve the studios from the Creative Lab?

Student members of official Kent State organizations can only reserve equipment and use the studios if they are enrolled in a VCD course.

I am not a VCD student.  Can I use the Creative Lab or any of the technology in the space?

Yes! Non-VCD students can use our large format inkjet printers, laser jet printer, Cricut Cutters, scanners, and are always welcome to use the Creative Lab space for meetings, studying, or working on projects. 

Who should I reach out to if I have questions about the Creative Lab?

You can reach us at vcdcreativelab@kent.edu or by calling 330-672-2123.