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To learn more about reducing our printing footprint, visit our Sustainability page.

The spirit of our Poster Printing Service is in support of individual, academic projects, and pursuits for students, faculty, and staff. Typical usage includes posters for symposiums, conferences, and some limited University signage. We currently utilize HP DesignJet 42-inch plotter printers. These wide-format printers use HP Heavy Coated Paper rolls (42 inches in width by 100 feet in length) and handle print jobs of 2400 x 1200 dpi in full color using 6 Genuine HP Vivid photo ink cartridges. Posters will be printed with one dimension at 42 inches as is the size of the width of the paper. Large format paper cutters are provided in our primary service locations for those who wish to trim or crop their posters.

As these poster printers can output different sized posters at different costs, this require digital media services to monitor and review the poster submission queue to best ensure files are suitable for processing, are printed and stored with care for ease of client pickup at their convenience. With our improved online process and two locations of pick-up, we gaurantee 3-day turn around. Although often submissions may be processed more promptly, due to low service desk volume or few orders in queue, due to the nature of our services, we cannot guarantee that jobs can get processed sooner, but we are continually working to improve this process to the benefit of the Loyola community.

Poster Printing Costs and Payments

Cost $0.01 per square inch

Listed below are some common poster sizes and their costs. You can click on a template to download a blank PowerPoint File of the listed size to create your poster on.

LengthWidthCost.PPTX Template
24 18 $4.32 24 x 18 Template
28 22 $6.16 28 x 22 Template
36 24 $8.64 36 x 24 Template
30 42 $12.60 30 x 42 Template
36 42 $15.12 36 x 42 Template
42 42 $17.64 42 x 42 Template
56 42 $23.52 56 x 42 Template

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As the poster printer uses a 42 inch roll of paper, one dimension will be 42 inches regardless if printed to the edge or not. As there are no automated cropping tools integrated in the poster printer, we provide large-format paper cutters that can handle sheets up to 50-inches, available for self-service use for individuals who wish to crop and trim their posters further. These paper cutters are available near each poster pickup service location.

Payment Methods

Posters can be paid by using Rambler Bucks on a Loyola ID card or by a Departmental Account Code transfer. Budget account codes must be approved by each department's budget administrator the AU (6 or 10 digit number) must be included in the Poster Processing Submission Form.

Unfortunately, Digital Media Services cannot accept cash or credit card payments for posters currently. Please visit the Adding Rambler Bucks page for instructions to load your Loyola ID card with funds.

Last Modified:   Tue, September 27, 2022 11:37 AM CDT