Holidays at Post Image

The Post Image Lab will remain open over the Holidays. So if you feel the desire to get a break from all these endless family celebrations, or don’t want to celebrate at all, the lab will be accessible 24/7, even on New Years Eve. Note that that the University is closed until January 8th, so you will need a valid ID to enter the building. Also, technical support will be close to non existent. Emails to will be monitored, but you can only expect an immediate response in case of an emergency.

Happy Holidays –  and see you in 2023!



DALLE-2 by OpenAI is now public

Image created by DALL-E 2 with the prompt:
"A photo of cell tower in Canada, in the style of Jeff Wall."

You can now get on the waiting list for DALL-E 2, a machine learning model by OpenAI to generate digital images from text descriptions.

DALL-E 2 has learned to associate texts with image content using 650 million sample images. It is capable of representing virtually any situation in any medium and any style. The images are not assembled from individual elements, but created from scratch. Each image is therefore an original that has never existed before. Due to the large number of image examples on which Dall-E 2 was trained, the machine knows more materials, styles and art trends than a human could ever have in his head.

OpenAI announced DALL-E 2 in April 2022. Access was initially restricted to pre-selected users for a research preview due to concerns about ethics and safety.
You can join here:

Paper shortage

This is a notice to Epson 11880 users in the Post Image Lab.

Currently we experience delays and uncertainty with delivery of paper rolls. Apparently there is a global shortage of paper. If you know that sometimes in the future you will have a printing job that will require significant amount of paper please let us know well in advance. Please specify the timeline, the type of paper (if the paper is one of those that we offer) and the quantity that you will need. Based on that info we can pre-order with hope, but no guarantees, that the paper will arrive in time.

Thank you.


Posted by on May 12th, 2022


Remember when the whole EV building was blinking? It was on April 5th, 2006. The project exploited a bug in the EV building: double click the lights and they go crazy. 30 people were posted on different floors and by flickering an individual switch caused the entire floor to flicker.

Blink from maroussia levesque on Vimeo.

Holiday schedule 2020/21

The Post Image Lab will be accessible over the holidays, yet with limited technical support:

– no paper or ink order will be possible

– no take out or return of portable equipment will be possible

– if there is a problem, please report to Depending on the issue, it will only be dealt after the Holidays.

The Holiday schedule will be in effect from December 19th to January 10th. Also note that no booking will be possible for December 24th/25th, and December 31st/January 1st.

Häppy Holidays to everyone!

Thomas & Velibor

Monitor Calibration Workshop

Wednesday November 25th, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Workshop with Thomas KneubĂĽhler, Post Image Lab

If you work on an editing station at Concordia, you can typically expect a calibrated monitor which lets you judge the color of your still or moving images. Now that many of us are working from home, you might wonder, how much can I trust the colors I see on my own screen?

The workshop will cover basics on color matching problems, as well as provide hands-on solutions for adjusting your monitor in a home setting. After an introductory presentation, there will be a Q&A. The duration of the workshop is around 45 minutes.

Request the Zoom link by sending an e-mail to Please let us know if you are a student, faculty or member of a research group.

Open Zoom House

Post-Image Lab | Open Zoom House
Thursday October 8, 12-13H

+ Virtual Lab Tour at noon, followed by Q&A!
+ Request the Zoom link by sending an e-mail to, and let us know if you are a student or faculty.

Lab Reopening August 17th

The Lab will be reopening again starting Monday August 17. There are a some restrictions and new protocols in place, so please read the info below carefully.

Access to the building
You need to be on the access list to enter the building. By now, Full-time and Part-time Faculty, as well as  students from the MFA Studio Arts program are on the list. You know that your are on that list if you have received an invite to complete the COVID-19 online training, and an email regarding the weekly self evaluation. If you are a student other then MFA Studio Arts and need access, we advice you to check with your program director or supervisor. If you are part of a research group or a PhD student, contact your director/supervisor to see if he/she can get you on the access list.

Workstations and Reservations
In order to reduce the amount of people who are in the space at the same time, we have now 3 work area.

– Printer area (11880 and Solvent Printer)

– Scanners area (Imacon and Flatbed)

– Editing Station

Only one person is allowed per work area, so there will be one booking for both printers, and one booking for both scanners and one booking for the editing station. The Chromira is offline for the time being.

You can make you reservations as in the past in PIR, but there are some restrictions:

– You can work in the lab 7 days a week, but only from 9 am to 10pm.
– You can only hold maximum two reservation in advance (two time slots).

To make best use of this limited access model, it is very important that you cancel your reservation in case you can’t make it. Also please be in time for your booking. Note that you can’t cancel/modify a booking anymore once it started. In that case, please send and e-mail to

Failure to follow these rules may result in a cancelling of your booking and a loss of you access privileges.

COVID-19 protocol
– Wash hands in the bathroom before you start working at the lab.
– Disinfect keyboard, mouse, printer and scanner buttons – basically  everything you might touch before AND after usage. Apply the disinfectant (70 per cent isopropanol solution) directly onto a cloth, then wipe the surface gently. Don’t use brown paper towels. Supplies are beside the wardrobe.
– For more details please consult Concordia’s  COVID-19 safety guidelines

Working with an RA / collaborator
In general we expect you to have your work meetings outside the lab. However, to look at prints it might be unavoidable to meet inside the lab.  In that case you will have to make a booking for the Viewing Area. This will authorize an extra person in the space.

The guiding principle is: Nobody should enter the lab without having a booking / reservation. It’s the only way to avoid that we have all of a sudden a crowd of people in the lab.

Also note that the VR section of  the space will remain close, and activities will be conducted online for the time being.