The Physics department owns a wide-format color printer that can be used to print posters and banners for Physics and Astronomy research groups or other department-related activities. This is a service we provide for the department so, with rare exceptions, personal printing is not allowed. In general, printing is only done for Physics & Astronomy faculty, staff, and students.
If you would like to print a poster or banner, please make sure to read the following carefully, and follow the instructions below to help us get your print job completed fast and correctly.
Please plan ahead to give us 2-3 days to print your document. We can sometimes try and do rush jobs but please do not expect us to drop everything just to print your document. It is your responsibility to give us enough time to print your document.
Because printer supplies for wide-format printers are especially expensive, the department must recoup some of the costs associated with using the printer. The current prices for full page edge-to-edge printing are as follows:
If you are a research student and your faculty advisor has approved it, or if you are faculty and need something printed for your group, funds will be taken from the group's account and we will be able to print your document right away.
If you are printing something for educational or promotional purposes, but it is not affiliated with a department research group, you will need to pay for your poster in N232 ESC and bring us the receipt to pick up the poster.
We can print documents in a variety of file formats; however, those listed below are the ONLY formats we will accept. For speed and absolute best results, PDF is the preferred document format. Your poster will look exactly as it does when you send it to us. If you cannot send us a PDF of your document, we also accept the following formats. Of these PowerPoint is usually the next best option.
Please be aware of the following:
We usually have paper available in two widths: 36 and 42 inches. Your poster will be printed on whichever fits best and results in the least waste.
Our paper generally has either a glossy or semi-glossy (satin) finish. If you do not want this kind of paper, let us know and we'll see if we have something else available.
Please note: We cannot be held responsible for typos, misspellings, other formatting issues, or lack of adequate planning. Your document will be printed exactly as you give it to us, and if you thereafter find any problems it will be up to you to fix them. Due to costs there will be no free reprints.
Once your document is ready to be printed, please follow these steps:
We will reply to your ticket once your print job is complete.