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Poster Printing

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Poster Printing Policies

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.

Poster Printing

On an available-capacity basis, we can print research or academic posters for students, faculty, and staff, for a nominal fee. With 2 weeks' notice, the cost is $10. With 7-13 days' notice, the cost is $25. We cannot currently print posters with less than seven days' notice. Why the lead time and different charges? Again, please recall that we're not a dedicated print shop. We have to find time in busy staff schedules to provide this service. We strongly recommend advanced notice of two weeks or more, especially because we have more limited availability during busier parts of the quarter.

Technical Details 

Posters must be sent in a high-resolution .jpg format and, generally, sized 36" (H) x 42" (W), and saved at a resolution of at least 60 DPI (posters with photos or embedded graphics will need a higher resolution, or will appear grainy). We cannot accept any file formats other than .jpg. Please ensure that images are high quality, and please be sure to double-check your file size and file type. If you send a low-resolution image, it will turn out grainy, and we will not re-print. Detailed instructions for designing posters can be found here .


Payment can be made with cash or check made out to the University of Denver Writing Program; we cannot accept credit or debit cards. Payment must be made upon picking up the poster. Please arrange for poster printing by filling out the Google Form here. Expect to hear confirmation within two business days, when we will give instructions on picking up your poster. If you encounter difficulties, please contact We can also answer questions and share more details.


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  or Doug Hesse .

other printing on campus

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.