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Poster Printing Guidelines

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  1. Design your poster
  2. Check your sizing
    • Posters can be printed on either 36 or 42 inch wide paper.
    • Ensure that your poster meets any sizing requirements set by your event
  3. Understand Pricing and Payment
    • Check pricing for poster printing here.
    • For a reference point, a standard 3ft by 4ft poster, on matte paper, with average color usage will cost $25
    • Payment is required at the time of pickup
    • Payment is accepted in cash, interdepartmental requisition or event credit only.
  4. Submit your poster
    • Printing usually takes 3 business days, with the exception of special events which may take longer.
    • You should submit your file in either .pptx (Powerpoint) or .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format.
    • Make sure you put your username at the beginning of your poster-file name.
      Example: jsmith-fallfestposter.pptx
    • The poster file size should be under 5 MB.
    • Submit your file for printing via the online Printing Request Form.
    • To prevent delays in printing, please be sure to fill out the survey completely
  5. Pick up your poster
    • You will receive an email alerting you that your poster is ready for pickup with an invoice stating how much payment is required
    • Your poster will be available for pickup from the ITS Helpdesk in the Academic Commons
    • Payment is required at the time of pickup
      • If paying with cash, please bring exact amounts as it is not always possible for us to provide change.
      • If paying with an interdepartment requisition, you must bring the triplicate form at pick-up.

We reserve the right to refuse requests that do not follow these guidelines. If, for any reason, we are not able to print the file you submit, we will contact you as quickly as possible to let you know.

We are equipped for standard academic and conference presentation poster printing. We are not a full-service professional print shop. If you require very large posters, professional imaging, color separation or poster printing from other applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.), you may be better served an off-site vendor.


Submit your poster request online.