The CITL offers poster printing services to faculty and staff for research presentations, special events, and other academic purposes. We currently utilize an HP DesignJet Z5200 Photo printer which produces high quality, large format prints. We also have an Xerox Color Phaser 8560 which can be used to print on heavier weights of paper (card stock, for instance) in sizes 8 1/2 inches in width or smaller.
HP DesignJet Z5200
Please send all requests for poster printing on the HP DesignJet via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
When ever possible, please save your poster as a .pdf file type.
Your request should include the following information and your file should be attached to the email.
If possible, please submit your request at least three business days in advance of when you need it. We will normally be able to print it sooner than that, but circumstances sometimes intervene.
For printing heavier weight papers on the Xerox Phaser it is expected that the user will supply the paper and will bring this to the CITL office. Personnel there will be happy to assist you in printing your materials.
Mounting, trimming, and laminating services are not provided; however, A 51” professional trimmer/cutter device is available for your use in the Hackelmeier Memorial Library.
The printer paper is on a roll that is either 42, 36, or 24 inches wide.
Paper Types for the HP DesignJet include:
There are many other types of papers and other materials (canvas, banner paper, etc) that can be used with this printer, but for these jobs the user will be expected to supply their own medium. CITL personnel can assist with this.
There are several file formats that can be processed by the HP DesignJet poster printer. Your file can be either a Portable Document File (.pdf), Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) or Microsoft PowerPoint file (.pptx).
We highly recommend that you save your PowerPoint file as a PDF document so that embedded fonts and images are not lost or distorted.
Your poster will print best if you set your paper size to the final dimensions you want your poster to have. If your poster is created in Microsoft PowerPoint, you may set the size of the poster by opening a PowerPoint file, select the Design tab and click Page Setup. Adjust the width and height to the desired dimensions. Please remember that the shorter dimension cannot exceed 42 inches. Some common dimensions include 24x36, 32x40, 36x42, 36x48, and 42x42, though your poster can have any dimensions you like.
Avoid image pixelation: Most common image file types (.jpg, .png, .gif, .tiff, .bmp) are made of dots. These files get very blurry when enlarged. If you must use these images on a slide, make sure they are of a large size to begin with so they won't need to be made larger. Most images from the Internet, logos, and all screen shots fall in this category. Whenever possible use image files that are vector graphics (.svg, .eps, .pdf). These images are not composed of dots and can be enlarged with no loss of quality.
The document submitted for printing is subject to the same Technology Use Policy as other Marian University computing resources as set forth by the Office of Information Technology. Users must comply with all other applicable university policies and state and federal laws.
The Marian University logo may be used only when posters are utilized as part of official university business and in accordance with the Institutional Identity Guidelines.
Marian University reserves the right to change, at any time, at its sole discretion, the poster printing guidelines, pricing, and procedures.