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Full-Color Posters

Poster Printing:
Files must be submitted as a PDF, and emailed to
Included in the email must be your name, school/department, size requested, lamination (yes or no), and form of payment.

We have 2 widths of roll poster paper, 24” and 36”.  We can print any size poster up to 36’x100” plus, as long as the aspect ratio is compatible. (See below)

Pricing: (does not include lamination)
 24” roll paper is $3.00 per linear foot
 36” roll paper is $4.00 per linear foot
For example: If you had an 8.5 x 11-inch document (3:4 aspect ratio) and you wanted it printed as an 18x24 inch poster, the cost would be $4.50.
 18 inches  = 1.5 feet
 1.5 feet x $3.00 (24” roll paper) = $4.50
Other examples of sizes and pricing:
24” roll paper
 22x28 – 2.35 linear feet x $3.00 = $7.05
 18x26 – 2.2 linear feet x $3.00 = $6.60
36” roll paper
 24x31 – 2 linear feet x $4.00 = $8.00
 36x48 – 4 linear feet x $4.00 = $16.00

Aspect ratio and printing:
Simply put, the aspect ratio is the ratio of width and height of an image. The width is usually the first number and the height is the second number. Essentially, it describes an image's shape.
Aspect ratios are written as a formula of width to height, like this: 3:2. For example, a square image has an aspect ratio of 1:1, since the height and width are the same. Some common aspect ratios are: 2:3 (3:2), 3:4 (4:3), 4:5 (5:4), 9:16 (16:9), or 1:1. An 8.5 x 11-inch document has the aspect ratio of 3:4.
When we print a poster, we need to print with a compatible aspect ratio. For instance, an image with a 2:3 aspect ratio can only be printed in dimensions such as: 12x18, 16x24, 20x30, 24x36, and so on. Meanwhile, an image with a 3:4 aspect ratio can only be printed in dimensions such as: 18x24, 21x28, 30x40, 36x48.
If you are not sure how your poster will size, please give us the size you would like for one of the sides.  For example, “I would like the poster to be 20 inches tall.” OR, “I would like the poster to be 30” wide. We can then determine what the other size would need to be.