Poster Printing


  • The Writing Program can offer poster printing to DU students, faculty, and staff under certain circumstances and for a nominal fee.
  •  Please note we are not a print shop, but a department offering to share its resources. It generally takes at least 15 minutes to print each poster, and we have no dedicated staff doing this work; poster printing happens in the margins of staff time.
  • We print posters for research or academic presentations, not promotional purposes except in rare circumstances negotiated in advance.
  • For any questions, email

Writing Program Poster Printing Request Form

Fill out the form here!

Pricing Information & Timeline

$25 for a poster submitted 7-13 days in advance.
$10 for a poster submitted 14+ days in advance.
$5 for a poster submitted 7-13 days in advance if you attend or view a UWC poster workshop first.
No charge for a poster submitted 14+ days in advance if you attend or view a UWC poster workshop first.

We are not able to print posters without a minimum of 7 days notice.

To see workshop dates or view our poster workshop recording:

Specifications and Requirements:

To be accepted for printing, your file must meet the following specifications:

* Files must be received at least 7 days before you need to pick up your poster.

* File must be in .jpg form

* File title must include your first and last name

* Poster size must can be no greater than 44" on either side; this is the maximum width our printer can manage. Most research posters are 42" x 36". Posters that are smaller than this may require trimming.

* Photo high resolution must be set to at least 60 DPI/ pixels per inch. If you have embedded images or graphics, you will require a higher resolution by adjusting the image in photo editing software such as Photoshop.

Poster Design Workshops

  • The Writing Program offers numerous workshops throughout the year open to students who need to create research posters. These workshops are generally organized by the Writing Program and are open to all interested students, space permitting. Students who complete one of those workshops are eligible to have one poster printed at a deep discount, with at least 7 days' notice.
  • We are occasionally able to offer poster design workshops to specific classes. If you are a faculty member who would like to discuss options, or if you have questions about our policies, please contact

Other On-Campus Printing Options

If you need a poster printed last minute or our office is unable to accommodate you, the DU Quick Copy Center offers poster printing with a 24-hour turnaround and competitive pricing. They're also able to print glossy posters. Contact them at; they're located inside the DU bookstore in Driscoll.