TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image

Artist Lab

The Artist Lab is outfitted with the newest equipment and features available. This includes the latest suite of Adobe software programs, magnetic print viewing walls with temperature-controlled lighting, and a large print table with a rotary paper cutter that is suitable for working with large prints.


The Artist Lab is open by reservation only. Please read the guidelines below, as well as TILT Institute’s general guidelines before entering the Artist Lab.


The Artist Lab is currently available for use on a 24-hour basis. 

Technical support via Google Chat (available through Artist Lab computers) is available during the hours of 10am-6pm. 

Outside of these hours, users are expected to work independently.

If you are booking the Artist Lab for the first time, we recommend picking a slot during normal gallery hours, Wed.-Sat. 12pm-6pm


Starting in 2022, the Artist Lab at Tilt Institute has a new process for working in the Artist Lab. 

  1. Please begin by completing the Artist Lab Orientation Form here
  2. All users of the Artist Lab are required to be a Member of TILT Institute. For more information on what type of membership best fits, please see this guide.
  3. A Tilt staff member will be in touch with an access code that you will use to enter the space.
  4. Reservations must be made two business days in advance. You can reserve a time slot here.
  5. Attend your reservation.
  6. Before you leave the Artist Lab, email the quantity and image size of your prints to kyahrling@tiltinstitute.org
  7. You will receive an email from Quickbooks, that will allow you to make a payment online.

When working in the Artist Lab, we expect you to have a working knowledge of the equipment and software that you intend to use and you should have the confidence to work independently.

All printing is done through Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom, so a basic foundation in either of these applications is necessary to work and print in the Artist Lab. If you lack this experience, it is recommended that you schedule a tutorial. You can do so by contacting kyahrling@tiltinstitute.org.



The cost for using the lab is $20 per hour (minimum of 2 hours) plus a $4.00 per square foot ink charge when printing. 

Access includes full use of the following equipment:

  • 44″ Epson SureColor P9000 
  • Prints with Photo Black ink & Matte Black ink
  • 8.5×11″ Epson V850 Photo Scanner
  • Apple MacPro with full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud applications
Supplies & Materials

Users must supply their own roll or cut sheet paper to print on. Shipments of paper can be made directly to us, but please contact Keith prior to delivery. 

A rotary paper cutter and a large print table with cutting mats are available in the Artist Lab. Glassine paper and kraft paper are also available for packing prints. Boxes, tubes, and bubble wrap can be purchased to transport or ship prints. For an additional fee, we can also professionally pack your prints for shipment.



Reservations are now required to use the Artist Lab. Reservation changes or cancellations require 24 hours’ notice, or the full amount of the scheduled reservation time will be charged.