Who Are We?
Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Department represents one of the best-known programs of its kind in the nation. The program is the largest in the western United States with over 33,000 square feet of modern laboratories, including two cutting-edge Macintosh laboratories: the Design Reproduction Technology Laboratory and the Electronic Publishing Laboratory. The department has one of the largest industry support programs in graphic arts education with the vast majority of its equipment and facilities having been donated by industry.
Founded in 1946, the department maintains an enrollment of approximately 300 students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communication with concentrations in Graphic Communication Management, Web and Digital Media, Design Reproduction Technology, and Graphics for Packaging, and approximately 50 students pursuing a minor in Graphic Communication.
Electronic Publishing Laboratory (EPL)
The Electronic Publishing Laboratory (EPL) is a state-of-the-art graphics imaging laboratory used during regular classroom instruction with open lab time for the Graphic Communication Department. The laboratory consists of 18 iMac computers and a wide range of input devices including flatbed and slide scanners. The software installed in the lab includes the latest versions of the leading graphics applications used in the industry.
Please see Access (below) for more information about policies.
Building 26 Room 213
The EPL is closed on all academic holidays and holiday weekends.
EPL Hours - Spring 2013
How Do I Get Access the the EPL?
The lab is open to Graphic Communication students, Art & Design Students, Graphic Communication Minors and students enrolled in GrC 377. The EPL lab monitors will be available to answer any hardware/software/output questions, as well as assist you if you run into difficulties. All output and printing is handled through UGS Print & Copy.