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

HOW TO SUBMIT A PRINT JOB:

If your source file is less than 100 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 100 MB, please bring your file(s) on a USB stick or external hard drive to the SMS main desk, located in the Valley Library.
 

 

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 PowerPoint, PDF, or Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign
We really appreciate files submitted in their native format.

Undergrad maximum paper width: 36"
Graduate & Professional maximum paper width: 42" 
(Refer to Fees and Info page for more details)

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 Guidelines SMS will replace logos based on these guidelines.

 

Policy Change for Campus Conferences

If you are submitting a poster for a large campus conference, ex: College of Engineering Senior Design Expo, Undergrad Research Symposium, etc;
normal production turn-around time may not apply.


Please refer to your specific event submission deadline
Submissions received after the event deadline may be subject to a Rush Fee ($50)

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 100 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 100 MB, please drop off a thumb drive containing your file(s) at the SMS service desk in the Valley Library. 

 

Check out these helpful videos! 

Poster Myths Debunked

 

Clear up common misconceptions about printing and get your questions answered.

Printing Dos and Don'ts

 

Make sure to submit your file to SMS at least 2 days in advance of your due date! 
For more information about University Brand Guidelines Click Here

Printing for Clubs

 

Is your club or organization qualified for our services? Find out if you are registered below. If your group's name is on the list, you're approved! 
https://sli.oregonstate.edu/find-organization

Additional premium display types

The following add-ons are an additional cost 

Lamination

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

Prices 

Foam Core Mounting

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

Available Options: White/ Black
Prices

Trifold Foam Core Mount

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

Cost dependent on foam core color, 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.