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.
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 brand compliant PowerPoint poster templates available in many standard sizes help you get started.
PLEASE NOTE: As of Dec. 1, 2016, research posters that are being paid for using departmental funds will not be printed unless they are brand compliant.
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.
We offer PDF proofs for fast turnaround. PDF proofs allow you to zoom in on the poster to see details allowing you simulate how they will appear when printed.
We request three (3) days once your proof is approved.
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!
The most commonly used poster tube is an inexpensive white cardboard tube with plastic end caps for just $2.45. 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 $4.50.
Large format posters are $1.80 per square foot when printed on photos satin paper or $2.25 per square foot when printed on fabric. We charge in whole foot increments so when estimating cost, round both dimensions up to the nearest foot. For example: a 32 x 40 inch poster would be charged as a 36 x 48 inch poster.
Standard turnaround time for poster printing is 72 hours after the proof is approved. Posters must be submitted and be approved by 4 pm for next day service. There is 100% Rush fee for less than 3 days.
For poster printing with lamination, please add one additional day. Lamination is $1.80 per square foot. If you plan to use your poster multiple times, lamination is highly recommended to help protect it against damage.
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.
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 compliant PowerPoint poster template available in many sizes. PLEASE NOTE: As of Dec. 1, 2016, research posters that are being paid for using departmental funds will not be printed unless they are brand compliant.
If you need additional information please call us at 716-4298 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you!