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Poster Printing Services

The CTL offers poster printing services to faculty, staff, and students. We utilize an HP DesignJet Z5200 Photo printer which produces high quality, large format prints.

Printing Costs

  • If a student's poster is directly related to their academic course of study the poster will be printed free of charge.
  • Posters for Departments, Offices, and Organizations will be charged to that entities' business account at a rate of $1/square foot.
  • Prints for personal use will be charged to the individual's university account at a rate of $2/square foot.

    Printing Guidelines

    • Ideally, submissions should be in PDF format.
    • Submissions should be submitted to the CTL using the Large Format Printing Request Form (found below) at minimum 3 business days before requested pickup.
      • Ancilla College of Marian University faculty, staff, and students can also participate (although the turnaround time is at least 7 business days).
      • Make sure to note that you are requesting it for Ancilla College in the Print Request Form.
    • The CTL prints on rolls of paper that are 24, 36, or 42 inches long. The width and/or height should match one of these lengths.
    • Please remember that the shorter dimension cannot exceed 42 inches. Some common dimensions include 24x36, 32x40, 36x42, 36x48, and 42x42, though your poster can have any dimensions you like.
    • Prints will be able to be picked up from the CTL Office in the Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Memorial Library. Ancilla posters will be delivered to Ancilla's campus.

    Printing Recommendations

    Poster Printing Request

    Poster print requests are handled through filling out the Large Format Print Request.

    Mounting, trimming, and laminating services are not provided; however, A 51” professional trimmer/cutter device is available for your use in the Hackelmeier Memorial Library.

    If you have any questions, contact Blake in the CTL.

    Available Paper Types

    Paper Types for the HP DesignJet include:

    • Default paper: (Prints are be default done on this paper. See below if requesting a different type.)
      • 42”, 36”, 24" Satin (some sheen, not as shiny as glossy prints)
    • Limited Quantities (Put in notes of Poster Request Form if requesting these paper-types.)
      • 24” Adhesive backed Vinyl (For peel and stick on mounting boards or signage)
      • 24" Matte (no sheen or shine)

    There are many types of papers and other materials (canvas, banner paper, etc) that can be used with this printer, but for these jobs the user will be expected to supply their own medium.

    Other Issues

    The document submitted for printing is subject to the same Technology Use Policy as other Marian University computing resources as set forth by the Office of Information Technology. Users must comply with all other applicable university policies and state and federal laws.

    The Marian University logo may be used only when posters are utilized as part of official university business and in accordance with the Institutional Identity Guidelines.

    Proper authorization or permissions are required for the use of copyright material or third party logos used in posters. Please contact the CTL if you are unclear about fair use or copyright laws.

    Marian University reserves the right to change, at any time, at its sole discretion, the poster printing guidelines, pricing, and procedures.

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