Large format printing is available for college, research unit, and departmentally sanctioned activities only. Supplies for these printers are quite expensive - please do not submit trivial requests.
A minimum of 24 hrs notice (Mon-Fri) is required for printing jobs. Your job maybe ready sooner, but you shouldn't expect it to be.
Please also be aware of the free services provided by OSU Student Multimedia, which include poster printing and laminating among others.
Please submit your job as either PDF, PowerPoint, TIFF, or JPEG.. The CBEE and CCE printers also accept CAD and Excel formats.
The COE & EECS printers use 42" wide paper. The CBEE & CCE printers use 24" or 36" rolls. Please size and layout your document appropriately to minimize waste of paper.
Please do not create posters with a solid color background. This wastes ink, and causes drying issues. If a poster is submitted with a solid background, we will ask you to remove the background and resubmit it.
Creating a poster in PowerPoint is similar to creating a single slide; just think of it as one very big slide. The only difference is that the page-set up must be set to a custom size. This should be done before the poster is actually created.
To set up a poster:
NOTE: Because the poster is sized larger than a standard paper size, a page set-up error window may appear explaining that the current page size you selected exceeds the printable area of paper in the printer. Select OK. Do Not Select Fix - this will change your poster size to a standard paper size. Once the page set-up is complete, the poster can be created as though you are creating one large poster. Do not create separate slides! Following are a few tips and tricks for creating posters to avoid problems.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org