The poster layout should be on a single Microsoft PowerPoint slide or PDF document.
42 inches on the shortest side. It can be as long as you need it. Note: We are unable to cut the excess off posters more than 50 inches wide.
How fast can it be printed?
Typically in 48-72 hours. You'll receive an email when your poster is ready.
Poster printing requests of 5 or more posters will be considered batch orders. The library requires at least 1 week of lead time for orders of 10 or more posters. Larger orders may require additional lead time depending on current printing demand. Inquiries about batch orders should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (Health Sciences Library) or email@example.com (Cabell Library).
Paper posters are $10 per foot, or portion thereof, on the longest side.
Fabric posters are $8 per foot. (Only available at the Health Sciences Library)
Example: A three and a half foot poster will be charged at four feet.
Payment is accepted by credit/debit card, RamBucks, or department charge code. If you'll be charging the cost of the print to a university account, bring the budget code with you when you come to pick up your poster
Proof, Edit, and Revise Your Poster!
To avoid delays, please make sure to review your poster design prior to submitting and ensure that the dimensions of your design match your requested print size. Library staff will not design, format, proofread or edit your poster in any way. What you submit to the VCU Libraries is exactly what will be printed. If you need to make a correction after the poster is printed, you will be responsible for the cost of the reprint as well as that of the original.
Posters to be submitted to Cabell Library or Health Sciences Library using the following forms:
You must be be signed in to your VCU email account to submit these forms.
Cabell Library: Information Desk, first floor
Poster tubes are available at the Health Sciences Library only. Cardboard tubes cost $5 and there are two plastic poster carriers available for loan.
The VCU Bookstore on the Monroe Park Campus as well as most area art supply stores and U.S. Post Offices carry hard plastic transportation tubes.