Poster Being PrintedOur turnaround time is two full business days, Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm, excluding holidays. SMS strives to exceed this turnaround, but not guaranteed. (Example: staff A submits a job at 3:00pm on Friday, the job would be finished by 3:00pm the following Tuesday; staff B submits a job at 5:10pm on Friday, the job would be finished by 9:00am the following Wednesday).

Depending on staff availability, a rush order may be possible for an additional fee of $50. The fee will be charged to your index account.

Poster Printing Guidelines

Posters can be printed at 36" or 42" wide. Lamination is available for a fee of $10 and is only avaialble at a maximum of 36 inches one dimension.  Mounting services are available for a fee.

  • Files delivered in Microsoft PowerPoint/Publisher or Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign must be submitted in their native format. Templates available.
  • Posters created using any other authoring tool should be delivered as a PDF, TIF, or JPG format.
  • All OSU logos must meet Brand Identity Guidelines. SMS will replace logos based on these guidelines.

NEW ORDER FORM: If your source file is less than 20 MB, please use our SMS Print Order Form to upload your file and place your print order. For files larger than 20 MB, please drop off a thumb drive containing your file(s) at the SMS service desk in the Valley Library. Be sure you include your name, OSU ID number, phone number, desired finished size, number of copies, and anticipated pick-up time.

Due to storage limitations, SMS cannot keep copies of electronic production files once a job is completed and cannot hold printed materials over 30 days. Customers are responsible for keeping copies of their production files and for picking up their orders within the 30 days of completion.

Other Material Available

Photo Luster paper, Enhanced Matte paper, Photo Glossy paper, Glossy Laminate

Printing Prices

Archival Ink 36" Width      42" Width
       Standard Paper $2.50/sq ft      $4.50/sq ft
       Luster or Glossy Photo $4.50/sq ft      $6.50/sq ft
       Enhanced Matte $4.50/sq ft      $6.50/sq ft


$10.00 per poster (maximum of 36" one dimension)


Note: client-provided material reduces the fee by 50%.

Foam-Core White             Black
           Up to 32"x40" $12.00       $15.00
           Up to 36"x48" (tri-fold cut available) $31.00       N/A
           Up to 42"x84" $52.00       N/A