Large Format Posters

Large Format Posters

Highlight your research at the next conference with large format poster. We can design and print any size. With competitive pricing, quick turnaround and friendly service, why go anyplace else?

Large Format Posters

Our large-format poster printer uses pigmented inks that are UV fade resistant for vivid, long-lasting color. Add lamination to protect your poster with a thin layer of clear plastic to help prevent scuff marks, smears and wrinkles, giving it durability for repeated uses.

Need help with layout and design? Meet with one of our graphic designers to discuss your poster needs.

 Biotech Place Poster

Creating Large Format Posters Using PowerPointDIY Resources

Be sure to take a look at our tip sheet, "Creating Large-Format Posters Using PowerPoint" for guidelines to help you create your own poster. Then, download one of our many PowerPoint poster templates available in many standard sizes help you get started.

Poster Printing Service

We highly recommend that you submit your poster through our website. This saves you a trip to our office and can be done after hours. It also allows us to notify you when your poster proof is ready for viewing and speeds up the entire poster production. Click on the link, "Send Files to Creative" located in the upper right of this web page. You will receive an email confirmation that your order was received.

After you submit your poster to us for printing, we'll check for low resolution images and missing fonts. If necessary, we may adjust font size, line and paragraph spacing, and other potential problems. Overall, we try to make your poster look its best. When doing this we may make minor revisions to your poster layout but not its contents. If we do make changes, we will send the revised PowerPoint poster file back to you through our website.

Poster Proofs

Check your poster for typos and other errors by getting an 11 x 17 inch color laser proof before printing it full size. Even though you may have been looking at your poster for weeks on-screen, you'll see things in a new light when viewing the poster proof on paper. We also offer PDF proofs for faster turnaround. PDF proofs allow you to zoom in on the poster to see details allowing you simulate how they will appear when printed.

Please allow additional time for proofing. Standard turnaround time begins only once you have approved your proof.

Fabric Poster or Banner

Tired of carrying your paper research poster in a tube when you travel? Creative Communications can now print posters on fabric to fold and pack in your suitcase.

This lightweight, polyester fabric meets fire code requirements, won’t tear, and is waterproof so there’s no need for lamination. The smooth white fabric produces great photographic quality, and because these are produced in-house, you can expect fast turnaround. 

Visit Creative Communications on the first floor of the Gray Building, across from the Carpenter Library, to see a sample of the fabric posters.

This fabric is also great for a vertical retractable banner or as a short-term outdoor banner!

Poster Tubes

White Cardboard Poster TubeThe most commonly used poster tube is an inexpensive white cardboard tube with plastic end caps for just $4. These 3 inch diameter tubes are very strong and are available in 36 inch and 48 inch lengths. We also stock an extra large 4 inch diameter by 48 inches long white cardboard tube for when you want to put a bunch of posters into one tube. The 4 inch diameter tube is $8.

Black Telescopic Plastic Poster TubeFor those who want a better way to carry a poster, we also have a sturdy black plastic telescopic poster tube that features a screw-on cap and adjustable carrying strap so you can just sling it over your shoulder leaving your hands free. This sturdy black plastic tube has a 3 inch diameter and can be expanded from 27 inches to 50 inches in length to accommodate different sizes of posters. The black plastic telescopic poster tube is $48.

Poster Pricing

Large format posters are $8 per square foot when printed on photos satin paper or $9 per square foot when printed on fabric. We charge in half foot increments so when estimating cost, round both dimensions up to the nearest half foot. For example: a 32 x 40 inch poster would be charged as a 36 x 42 inch poster.

We also offer a large volume discount price of $7 per square foot for photo satin posters and $8 per square foot for fabric posters. Three criteria must be met to be eligible for the large volume discount price:

  • Combined total square footage must be greater than 40 square feet.
  • Posters must be submitted together as a single order.
  • Standard turnaround time applies. No rush orders.

Turnaround Times

Standard turnaround time for poster printing is 48 hours after the proof is approved. Posters must be submitted and be approved by 4 pm for next day service.

For poster printing with lamination, please add one additional day. Lamination is $4.50 per square foot. If you plan to use your poster multiple times, lamination is highly recommended to help protect it against damage.

Rush!In a hurry? We offer same-day poster printing at $10 per square foot for photo satin and $11 per square foot for fabric. Posters must be submitted by 1 pm for same-day service.

Submit your poster online for fastest service. Click on the link, "Send Files to Creative" located in the upper right of this web page. You will receive an email confirmation that your order was received.

Additional Resources

Check out our tip sheet, "Creating Large Format Posters Using PowerPoint". This tip sheet has detailed information about poster layout, font size, image resolution and many other great poster layout tips.

Get a jump start on your poster by downloading a brand standards approved PowerPoint poster template available in many sizes.

If you need additional information please call us at 716-4298 or email us at  so we can help you!



Last Updated: 09-21-2016
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