Printing Services

Big Prints, Small Price

Watch the the video for tips on:

  • Starting your poster
  • Finding images
  • Colors and design tips
  • Formatting information 
  • Presenting data
  • Saving and sending your poster for print

POSTER GUIDELINES

Printing Services at SMS are reserved for Academic Projects only. 
SMS will gladly support Oregon State University class assignments, conferences, or research projects. 

SMS also supports OSU sponsored student organizations and clubs

Help us help you!
Please submit your files as Microsoft PowerPoint/Publisher or Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign
We really appreciate files submitted in their native format.

Posters will be printed on 36" or 42" width paper rolls.
Lamination is available for a fee of $7.50 per side (For 36" paper) and $10 per side (for 42" paper)

Foam core mounting services are available for a fee.

 

Posters created using any other authoring tool should be delivered as a PDF, TIF, or JPG format.

All OSU logos must meet Brand Identity GuidelinesSMS will replace logos based on these guidelines.

 

 

HOW TO SUBMIT A PRINT JOB:

If your source file is less than 50 MB, please use our SMS Print Order Form  to upload your file and place your print order online.

You will receive a confirmation email once your poster has been received and processed.

Please allow up to one business day for your order to process. 

For files larger than 50 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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Where can I find OSU approved designs or templates? 

 

  • OSU Marketing has put together a great collection of free downloads. These includes research poster templates, OSU logos, pictures, colors, and other graphic elements. Check out their page here

  • For other design help, check out our Print Consulting page for advice on colors, sizing, and more downloads 

 

When I turn in my poster, how long will it take for me to receive it?

 

  • Our turnaround time is two full business days*, Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm, excluding holidays. SMS strives to exceed this turnaround, but not guaranteed. (Example: Person A submits a job at 3:00 pm on Friday, the job would be finished by 3:00 pm the following Tuesday; Person B submits a job at 5:10 pm on Friday, the job would be finished by 9:00 am the following Wednesday).
    *This is typical, but not guaranteed. Conferences, unexpected volume rushes, etc may increase the turnaround time due to resource limitations. Conferences in particular may be assigned special turnaround times---please defer to those dates. Be sure to plan ahead!

 

If I need my poster sooner than 48 hours can I receive it sooner?

 

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

 

Can I bring in my own poster to be mounted or laminated? 

 

  • Yes. However we do not recommend submitting the original copy of the document to be mounted or laminated. We will do our best to complete your order, but there is a chance that the mounting or lamination process will be imperfect. We suggest creating a digital version of the file, and then submitting that document to us to be printed, then laminated or mounted. 
 
Help! My file is not able to upload to the print order form. What's going on?

 

  • If your source file is less than 50 MB, please use our SMS Print Order Form to upload your file and place your print order. Posters created should be delivered as a PDF, TIF, or JPG format. For files larger than 50 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.

Additional premium display types

The following add-ons are an additional cost 

Lamination Example 

A 1/4" plastic coating over your poster can protect it from water and make it last longer

36" = $7.50 per side
42" = $10 per side 

 

Foam Core Mounting

A 1/4" thick foam-core board will give your poster a professional look

Available Options:
White/ Black
Prices vary on size of poster

Trifold Foamcore Mount

Tri-fold mounting will allow your poster to stand on its own

Cost dependant on foamcore, and must have clear fold markers

 

Other Materials Available:

Photo Luster paper, Enhanced Matte paper, Photo Glossy paper, and lamination are also available.

 

POSTER SUBMISSION TERMS:

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.  If order has not been pick-up, materials will be destroyed/recycled and any fee will be charge to customer's account.