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Poster and 3D printing at the Biomedical Library: Cost & turnaround

How quickly will you get your poster?

Our guaranteed turnaround time is 1 business day.

Posters are often ready much faster. In fact, your poster may be ready during your appointment, but we cannot guarantee that. There are many factors that can affect turnaround time: our work is dependent upon machinery that is subject to technical failure; we are staffed by student workers whose schedules are subject to change; the volume of printing requests we receive during conference season is extraordinarily high.

Making an appointment too close to the need-by time leaves us no time for a "plan B" in case of technical failure. This is why we typically advise patrons to leave 24 business hours for turnaround time. If you choose not to follow this recommendation, please understand and take responsibility for the risk.

Bottom line: your poster may be ready during your appointment, but we cannot guarantee that.  We reserve the right to ask you to come back at a later time to pick up your poster.

Rush service

Upon special requests we offer guaranteed expedited printing in 2 business hours maximum.  The cost is $0.06 per square inch - the cost of a fabric poster, but on material of your choice.

Please note that we reserve the right to deny rush service if our printing queue is long or we are experiencing equipment failures. 

Rush service is also contingent on our business hours which are sometimes irregular.

Cost and turnaround time comparison

 

Material

Cost

Guaranteed
turnaround-time

     

Paper

$0.03 per square inch 24 business hours
Fabric $0.06 per square inch 24 business hours
Poster with layout service
(material of your choice)
$0.10 per square inch 5 business days
Rush service (fabric or paper) $0.06 per square inch 2 business hours