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Large Format Printing

Welcome to the CALS IT Large Format Printing Information page. From this site, students can read the Large Format Printing Policy, get poster design tips, and submit a poster or other large format items.

Authorized Users

CALS majors or non-CALS majors printing assignments for CALS classes. Student status will be verified when accessing the upload site.

CALS Faculty and Staff

Authorized Uses

Posters for class projects, research symposia, or other academic requirements

Poster Sizes

Portrait (W X H)Landscape (W X H)
24″ x 36″36″ x 24″
36″ x 42″42″ x 36″
36″ x 44″44″ x 36″
36″ x 46″46″ x 36″
36″ x 48″48″ x 36″
36″ x 52″52″ x 36″
36″ x 56″56″ x 36″


Free to authorized users

File Format


Please make sure to save the PowerPoint Slide as a PDF file. Embed the font with the PDF file if you have included any special fonts.

How To Embed Fonts

Paper Type

HP Universal Instant-dry Satin Photo Paper (HP Q6580A)

  • Print Quality is Full Color at Normal Speed

Upload and Pick-up Instructions

Posters must be submitted using the Upload a Poster button below. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with your pick-up information. Posters submitted before 2:30pm are usually available for pick-up* the following business day after 2:30pm.

Posters must be picked up outside room G16 in Patterson Hall no later than 4:30pm.

If you cannot make it between 2:30pm and 4:30pm on the day your poster is ready, the poster will remain outside room G16 for 3 business days. You may pick up your poster anytime Monday thru Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm (except on holidays and university closings). After 3 business days, any posters left outside room G16 will be recycled.

*Exact date and time for poster pick-up will be sent in a confirmation e-mail.  Pick-up times may vary based on the volume of printing.  Please allow more time for printing during research symposiums and end-of-semester projects.