Poster Printing

Our facility operates 2 HP DesgnJet T650 large format printers. They print on glossy photo paper 36″ wide. If you are used to printing 42″ posters – please note that this equipment has been retired. One side of your poster cannot be longer than 36″.

We have the following requirements:

  • Posters must be received 2 business days in advance of pickup. The facility does not operate on the weekends, so, for example, Monday pickup will require a Thursday submission. We will no longer be able to print any posters that haven’t been received 48 hours in advance of pickup. We have been able to make exceptions in the past, but this is no longer feasible.
  • Posters must be submitted as PDFs.
  • Posters will be printed to the dimensions specified by the source file, as long as at least one dimension doesn’t exceed 36″. Alternate dimensions can be specified in the request form below, but they must reflect the same proportions as the submitted PDF.
  • Pre-paid posters (e.g. ROR, Venmo) will be left for pickup outside our office.
  • Payment-due posters (e.g. cash, check) require pickup times scheduled in advance with our staff.

Please do not prepare a P-39/ROR form. Recharges are processed online. If you provide your fund manager’s contact information and the appropriate FAU, Life Sciences Fund Management will contact them.

The cost of posters is $17 per linear foot, rounded to the nearest foot.

Poster Printing FAQs

Please submit your file as a PDF so that the fonts and colors are accurate. Create the PDF with the dimensions you expect to ensure the images are at the expected resolution.

We do not provide posters that are laminated or UV resistant

We do not provide poster tubes (you can purchased them at the student store, Fed Ex – Kinkos, Staples or Office Depot)

Q: Do you print posters on cloth material?

A: We only print on glossy photo paper.

Q: How long do your prints last

A: Our printers do not use archival ink and fade over time when exposed to UV light.

Q: What type of printers do you use for poster printing?

A: Currently we have 2 HP DesignJet T-650 Printers.

Q: How much does it cost to print a poster?

A: We print on 36″ glossy photo paper rolls, so one dimension of your poster can be no larger than that. Our price is $17 per linear foot, and we round to the nearest foot. We have a paper trimmer for posters less than 36″.

Q: When and where can I pickup my poster:

A: You will be notified when the poster is ready for pickup outside 200 Hershey Hall. If you are paying with cash or check you’ll need to arrange to pay for the poster before retrieving it.