VCU Libraries

Research Guides

Print, Copy, Scan & Fax

Other Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions related to large format printing.  

Cabell Library
Innovative Media Dept.

Tompkins-McCaw Library
Timothy Hurley

Sarah Clay

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Before you Submit your Poster

Large format poster printing is limited to the VCU community and will require logging in with your eID to submit the file(s).

Library staff will not design, format, or edit your poster in any way. What you submit to the VCU Libraries is exactly what will be printed.

To save yourself time and money, be sure to proof, edit, and revise your poster carefully before submitting it to be printed. If you discover any mistakes in your poster after printing you will still be responsible for the cost and will need to resubmit your poster if you wish to have it reprinted. You will be responsible for the cost of the reprint as well as that of the original.

Are you wanting to print on fabric? That medium can only be printed at Tompkins McCaw Library on the MCV Campus!

Format, Costs and Wait Time


Poster printing on paper is available at The Workshop at Cabell Library and Tompkins-McCaw Library. Poster printing on fabric is only available at Tompkins-McCaw Library.  Please specify your preference for fabric or paper in the notes field when submitting your poster at Tompkins-McCaw.


The poster layout should be on a single Microsoft PowerPoint slide or PDF document.

Maximum Size

40 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.


Paper posters are $10 per foot, or portion thereof, of the longest side.  Fabric posters are $8 per foot.  Example:  A three and a half foot poster will be charged at four feet.  Payment is accepted by cash, check, 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.

How fast can it be printed?

Typically in 24-48 hours. You'll receive an e-mail when your poster is ready.

Poster Branding and Templates

There is one official research poster template offered by the VCU Brand Identity Office.

After logging in to their site, you find vcu_research_poster_horiz_36x24.pptx under Templates.

NOTE: One side must be 40 inches or less.

NOTE: The poster layout should be on a single Microsoft PowerPoint slide or PDF document.

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