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Poster printing at the Bollinger Digital Fabrication Lab, Biotech Commons: By appointment

This is the recommended option if any of the below apply to you:

  • you have not used our service before
  • you are not able to save your poster as a PDF file, or if for some reason the PDF file is distorted or not formatted properly  
  • you would like to preview your poster at close-to-real size on our large monitor
  • you have used our service before and are a satisfied customer, so you want to come see us even if you don't need to :)

1) Before your appointment

  • save your poster in PDF format --  PowerPoint format is not reliable across computers.  If you need to make changes in Powerpoint it's best to bring a laptop with you.  If we open the ppt file on our computers, we are not responsible for any changes that may occur during the process.  

    Other acceptable formats: .jpg, .gif, .tiff. No KEYNOTE, MS Publisher, or LaTeX files, sorry!

  • Bring your file on a USB stick, email it to biomedposter@gmail.com, or upload it to the form when you schedule your appointment. 
     
    Attention CHOP patrons: we cannot read your encrypted USB drives, so please email us your file instead. If your file is too big to email, you can upload it to Dropbox, make it public and send the link to biomedposter@gmail.com

2) Schedule your appointment

  • Check our turnaround times and plan your appointment at least 24 hrs before you need the poster
  • Do not make appointments you cannot keep or book multiple slots for only one poster.  Before conferences we are booked to capacity and it is not fair to sit around waiting for you when we can be helping other patrons.  If your plans change, kindly send us a note to cancel your appointment as early as possible so we can open the slot for someone else. 
  • We recommend scheduling one appointment per maximum of 2 posters unless you are certain that your file will not require much editing.

no appointments available? Check out the online submission option!

3) When you arrive

  • Come to the Poster Printing office (G22, Biotech Commons ground floor) at your appointment time.  Please be on time as we may not be able to accommodate delays on a busy day. 
  • We will load your file onto our workstation and review the file with you to make sure it is the correct size and format. It is up to you to make sure the file looks the way you want it before you arrive.  We will not be responsible for errors that are consistent with the file.  Please make sure you proofread your poster before the file is sent to the printer (our staff will give you the time to do so).  

4) Cost, payment options and turnaround times

Hours

Our hours vary due to the fact that we are staffed by student workers.  Please use the online scheduler or email us at biomedposter@gmail.com