Large-Format Printing

The Seeley Mudd large-format printer located in the first floor Center for Creative Technology is a wonderful tool for printing large documents such as posters. It is expensive to use, typically $24 per job for a poster, so there are a few things to be mindful of when printing.

Please note: Currently we only offer glossy paper for the large-format printer. If your print task requires matte paper then please contact OASMC - On Campus Copy & Print Services to see if they can meet your print needs or go to a commercial print shop.

Features and Benefits: 

The large-format printer can be used to print large documents and images such as posters for academic conferences or events, artwork, maps, and structural designs. 

The large-format printer has a physical limitation in one dimension of 42"
. So, for example, if your conference limits posters to a maximum size of 6 feet wide by 4 feet high, you should set your poster size to be no more than 72" x 42".

Professors who would like their class to print project posters should arrange for assistance by emailing Academic Technology Services. ATS can answer software and design questions and assist with printing posters. Scheduling poster printing in advance will have the best results.


Most users use either InDesign or PowerPoint to print to the large-format printer. InDesign is more powerful and flexible while PowerPoint may be more familiar to you and is easier to use.

No matter which software you use, design your poster to the actual size you wish it to be — for best results, avoid scaling it from a smaller size.


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