Office of Research

Poster Printing

Instructions for Poster Printing


1. Format your PowerPoint slide to one of the standard sizes available, either (24"H x 36"W) or (36"H x 48"W) 

  • We recommend that posters be created in the newest version of PowerPoint (2013) to decrease the likelihood of any formatting issues.
  • Make sure the PowerPoint slide is sized the same as the poster size.
  • Typically "Landscape" is the most common way to display your poster.
  • Custom sizes are available but we are unable to trim custom size posters.
  • You will be notified if any major issues are noticed before printing but we do not provide editing services.
  • Poster reprints are subject to additional costs.

2. Email your PowerPoint file to

  • Include in the subject line "Poster Print Request" with the size of the poster.
  • Attach the poster PowerPoint file to the email and send
  • You will receive a confirmation that your email has been received.
  • Change the subject line to "Questions" for any questions about the poster.

3. Wait for an email to confirm when the poster will be available for pick-up

  • You will receive an email in 24-48 hrs that your poster is available for pick-up.
  • Please plan for a longer turn-around time at the end of the quarter when there is a high volume of printing. 
  • You will be notified if the poster cannot be printed within 48 hrs
  • All requests will be handled on a first come first served basis


1. (Self-Purchase) Go to the Cashier's desk in Husky Hall

  • Pay for the specific size poster you requested or were instructed to purchase if the poster is a custom order.
  • If a custom size was ordered, you will be instructed on which size to purchase.
  • Obtain a copy of your receipt for proof of purchase.

2. (Faculty/Staff Purchase) Provide the budget, department & faculty/staff name

  • All the above information must be provided by either the faculty member or student prior to the printing of the poster.

3. Poster costs

  • 24" x 36" Poster = $28.85
  • 36" x 48" Poster = $42.82
  • Costs of custom sizes may vary


1. (Self-Purchase) Poster pick up at the reception desk in the Student Success Center (UW1-160)

  • You will need to give your receipt to the Student Assistant at the SSC reception desk to obtain your poster.
  • Posters will be labeled with the LAST name of the person who sent the email
  • The Student Assistant will verify and collect your receipt
  • If you are picking up a poster for someone else, please give the last name of the person who sent the print request

2. (Faculty/Staff Purchase) Poster pick up at the reception desk in the Student Success Center in UW1-160

  • Please provide your LAST name, the poster will be labeled "PAID" next to your name. 
  • Tell the Student Assistant at the SSC reception desk your last name to obtain your poster.