Digital Design Studio
What is it?
The Digital Design Studio is a Makerspace project funded in part by a grant from LibraryLinkNJ and the New Jersey State Library. The studio equipment consists of a Wacom Cintiq 24HD Creative Pen Display and a HP DesignJet T2500PS 36" scanner/printer. Software packages include Corel Draw, Painter, Cad 2014, Photo Video Suite, and Motion Studio 3D.
Where is it?
The Digital Design Studio is located in the Job Search Assistance Center on the main floor of the Plainfield Public Library.
Who can use it?
Art Students & Instructors, Professional and Emerging Fine Artists, Design Artists, Draftsmen, and Crafts Artists are welcome to attend open lab hours, schedule individual appointments, and attend classes. The schedule is available on our Computer Training page.
Nonprofit organizations and government agencies are able to take advantage of the large-format printer to print posters and marketing materials at a reduced cost. Two posters/prints per year will be provided free of charge to local non-profit groups. Groups interested in having items printed must fill out the Printing Request Form.
Why do we have it?
The Digital Design Studio will reinforce the library’s position as an innovative community learning center. Our Makerspace will invite artists, designers, craftsmen, hobbyists, and students to explore the potential of digital technology and learn how to apply it to their artistic vision. By providing a WACOM tablet, the Library will expand the function of its Job Assistance Computer Center, making equipment and training available to those wanting to learn innovative design skills and push the boundaries of their technique. To realize their vision, a large-format scanner/printer will allow users to scan and/or generate prints up to 36" wide for portfolios, art projects, and advertising.