All current Penn students, faculty, staff, UPHS staff, and affiliates.
We recommend PDF for best service. At this time we do NOT support Mac's Keynote (.key) or Microsoft Publisher (.pub).
We have most Penn logos in high resolution, but not every single department's logo. We recommend not using a Penn logo that you simply downloaded from a generic Penn webpage, because when printed at poster-size, the image can appear fuzzy or pixelated.
Because we charge only a fraction of what other places charge, we cannot reprint posters for free unless we make a mistake when printing the poster for you. If you require reliable color reproduction, you should have your projects printed in a facility that offers a color-calibrated output.
We will not be responsible for errors that are consistent with the file. Please make sure you proof-read your poster before the file is sent to the printer (our staff will give you the time to do so).
You can make minor edits to your poster during your half-hour appointment slot. If edits will take more than the allotted time, you may be asked to reschedule.
The lab's paper cutter handles sizes up to 72 inches. If your poster is longer, we can either center it in order to distribute the extra space evenly at the top and bottom, or you can fold it over or cut it yourself with scissors.
No, we do not offer this service. Try UCS (Houston Hall) or Campus Copy (3907 Walnut Street, 215-386-6410).
We can print multiple copies of a poster, but require sufficient notice. Please mention the number of copies you will need when scheduling your appointment, and try to schedule your appointment for as far in advance as possible.
Yes, you can buy a 42" cardboard storage tube for $4.00 or a reusable, plastic telescopic tube with a strap for $30.00. There is also a limited number of reusable tubes available for short-term loans at the circulation desk (at no cost).
No. Our paper is not of archival quality, and we use dye-based inks which are not waterproof or fade-resistant. For archival-quality printing, you may wish to check out TAWS (1527 Walnut Street, 800-221-2341) or an online service.
No. If you just want regular prints, go with a local store (on campus: CVS in the food court at 3401 Walnut Street).
See our design help section.
We find that 150dpi provides a good balance between file size and print quality. Posters printed at higher resolutions are often too large, cause printing problems, can tie up the print server.
Images with a low resolution (100dpi or less) will appear fuzzy and pixelated when enlarged. This is common with images you may have downloaded from the web. Use images that are at least 150dpi at their final size.
PowerPoint was not developed as a print layout software package. It is important that the proper steps are taken to ensure your file will print successfully.See our quick-start guide and design help sections.
We only offer satin photo paper. It has a semi-gloss feel to it. We also offer a polyester fabric material that is foldable and suitable for travel.
The fastest way to reach us is by email! email@example.com.