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Poster Session Instructions: Printing

Learn how to create effective and easy-to read posters for Poster Sessions.

Printing at Cal U Print Center

Large Format Posters
Posters should be designed the size that you want it printed, ex. 20” x 28”.  Programs designed in Microsoft Word are NOT accepted. A good option for designing a Poster is PowerPoint, Publisher, InDesign, etc. When you have completed the design, save it as a PDF file and email it to 

If the design is too large to email, please bring it to us on a flash drive. There are several types of media used for posters. We are able to add grommets for hanging purposes. Expect a 2-3 week turnaround on posters.

All orders over $5 should be paid for by check. 

How to Place an Order

Placing Print Orders

ALL PRINT JOBS need to be e-mailed to and should include:
1. Attachments of material to be printed.
2. Explanation of how to complete job.

Examples of job explanation
“Please print the attached document Front and back/ B&W/Left corner staple, 100 finished documents on generic white paper. Please email me when they are completed.”

“Please print the attached document converting to a Booklet with Saddle Staple. I would like the Front Cover to be Color/Printed Front and Back. The insides of the document can be printed Black and White. Please use 28 lb. paper for the cover and generic white for the insides. I would like to see a PROOF before all of the prints are completed. Total to be printed after proof 134. Thank you.”          

Reasons why printing may be delayed:
No type of media listed
No finishing type mentioned
Documents are not attached to email
Incorrect formats for booklets, large format posters, or other specialty items.


Our creative team will work with your group to create event posters, t-shirt designs, logos, and more.

Schedule an appointment by emailing or

by completing our online project request form.


Please allow ample time before your event for the creative process!

Peak Times

Peak printing weeks

Printing Services will need extra time to process orders during peak printing weeks. These weeks are:

Last week of July until the end of September
First week of January until the middle of February
First week of April through Commencement  

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