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Medical Library / Information & Communication Sciences

Poster Printing Service

Poster Service Hours

Monday – Friday,
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Posters submitted after 4:30 PM will be printed the next day.

Who may use the service

  • Faculty,staff, residents, students and researchers from subscribed departments may print posters.
  • Departments pay a yearly fee to subscribe to the service.


What we will print

  • Posters related to academic, scholarly, research and clinical work .
  • Personal poster printing is not available.


  • PowerPoint files
  • If other software is used, the file should be saved and submitted as a PDF document.
  • Read the Poster Set-Up Guidelines before designing the poster.

Poster Set-up Guidelines

Either the width or length of the poster must not exceed 36 inches when printed.

  • Our paper rolls are 36 inches wide..
  • The opposite direction may be any size.
  • If the poster is less than 36 inches, the requester will need to trim the edges.
  • The printer does not print to the edge of the paper, so there will be a small white margin.

PowerPoint's maximum length is 56 inches.

  • To get a larger poster make the poster half the desired printed size..
  • For example, to make a poster 36 in. x 72 in., make the PowerPoint slide 18 in. x 36 in. We will scale by 200% in the print set-up when sending to the large format printer for a final size of 36 x 72..

Library Staff Support

Library staff do not edit or format posters. Staff can provide some basic suggestions on design and set up.


How to submit a poster for printing

  • Option 1: Bring to the Reference Desk on a flash drive or DVD.
  • Option 2: Use the School’s secure file server ( to send to
  • Posters are printed on a first-come-first-served basis and are usually printed the same day they are submitted.
  • Please allow for a 24 hour turn-around time in case of a large number of print jobs.
  • The library maintains the printer at the highest level. If a malfunction occurs, the library is not responsible for unprinted posters.


  • The library does not laminate posters.


Reference Staff at 217.545.2113 or


SIU Medical Library | 801 N Rutledge St.,Springfield, IL 62702 | (217)-545-2658