Poster Printing

The Department of Physics provides at-cost poster printing, ideal for banners, signs, posters, and displays, to students, faculty, and staff in LSA.

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Please contact the: LSA IT Service Desk
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The Department of Physics is equipped with Hewlett-Packard DesignJet plotter-printers serving faculty, staff, and students across the college. The DesignJets print on 42" wide, roll feed, heavy coated inkjet paper (a bright photo-glossy surface), with a printable area of 41.5". The printer's 2400 x 1200 dots per inch color output, combined with special-purpose paper, produces high-quality output that is ideal for banners, signs, posters, and displays.

Printing is charged to your U-M shortcode at $5.32 per linear foot.

Printing Posters

To have a poster printed follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you have a valid shortcode for the poster.
  2. Fill out the poster printing request form at the bottom of this page.
  3. Prepare your poster using an approved application: Powerpoint, Keynote, and PDF formats. Please inquire about all other applications before starting your project. Also, please keep in mind that although the paper is 42" wide, the actual print maximum is 41.5". One dimension (height or width) must be less than or equal to 41.5".
  4. Save your the file to a USB thumb drive (or other portable media) to take to 2428 Randall Lab.
  5. Visit the LSA IT - Randall office between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday–Friday, and see a consultant who will help load your file and show you a preview. Any print jobs that are not completed by 4:45 PM will have to be picked up the following business day.

Once you approve the preview and your funding arrangements are verified, your file will be printed.

This service is "first come, first served," from the time you arrive at the LSA IT - Randall office with your file ready to print. However, jobs submitted by local departmental users will have the highest priority. 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.

Please contact if you have any questions.


Posters print at up to a 41.5-inch wide print area on 42-inch wide paper.

Who can use the service?: 

This service is available to any student, faculty, and staff affiliated with LSA.

Where can the service be used?: 

Requests can be made on or off campus. Posters must be picked up in person.

Rates & Pricing: 

The service costs $5.32 per linear foot and can only be billed to shortcodes. Cash, check, and credit cards are not accepted.

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