|User Groups:||Faculty Services ; Student Services ; Staff Services ; Researcher Services|
|Categories:||Computer & Desktop Support|
|Rates & Pricing||Effective December 18, 2019, poster printing is charged at $5.00 per linear foot.|
We are equipped with two Canon ImagePROGRAF PRO-4000 printers serving faculty, staff, and students. The units print on 42" & 36" wide, roll feed, heavy coated inkjet paper (a bright photo-glossy surface). The printer features 2400 x 1200 dots per inch color output, and combined with special-purpose paper, the process produces a high-quality output that is ideal for banners, signs, posters, and displays.
To have a poster printed, perform the following steps:
Note: Any poster that has not been picked up for three weeks will be recycled.
Note: Our service is first come, first served, from the time you arrive at our office with your file ready to print. The consultants will make their best effort to print your file. However, we cannot guarantee results in every circumstance. Be prepared with an alternate plan to use the plotter at the Media Union or a commercial printer, if necessary.
We do have a poster trimmer. It is next to our office in room 2416 Randall, known as the "PAUL" Lab. If you need assistance trimming your poster, please let us know.
If you know of a conference, symposium, seminar, poster session or have a high volume of printing to do, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time and let us know the approximate number of posters that will need to be printed and the desired time frame for completion. This will allow our team to make sure we have enough printing supplies and resources available to print your request on time.
Your poster should be proofread and in a finished state when you arrive. Correcting typos after you have printed the poster requires reprinting and is wasteful, expensive, and time-consuming. Pages will be printed to the resolution and size specified by the electronic file format. We will not scale or retouch documents.
Most jobs take approximately 30 minutes to print; however, in some cases, the process can take more than an hour. As detailed above, we do not start new print jobs after 4:30 PM. In addition, the printer may be in high demand for several days before a conference. If printing of your poster is not completed by 5:00 PM, you will have to pick it up on the next business day.
You should be familiar with the software application you have chosen. Consultants are not able to give you detailed instructions on its use, especially when others are waiting to preview and print their posters
Printing is charged against a U-M shortcode at $6.00 per linear foot to cover the cost of the paper, ink, printer maintenance, and administration. Increments of a foot are rounded up to the next half foot. Billing arrangements should be made in advance. We do not accept cash, checks, credit or debit cards.
Printed posters are susceptible to damage if mishandled. The plotter prints using water soluble ink and could run or smear if exposed to the elements. Bring a 42-inch long (or longer) poster tube if possible. If you don't have your own poster tube, we will be happy to provide you with a plastic bag to protect the poster from the elements.
Included in the cost of your poster is a basic plastic sleeve we provide to protect each print. Unfortunately, we do not stock or sell protective poster carrying cases. Arbor Pack N Mail is our suggested retailer for these items in town. They may also be available at the Post Office and may be free of charge if you are shipping your poster in the mail.
Your Presentation should now be saved as a PDF file.
Depending on what version of Windows you have, there are multiple ways to create a PDF. If you are unsure on how to create a PDF; we recommend using a free tool called CutePDF.