Poster Printing

Poster Printing

Do you need a poster for a presentation, event, or personal project? IT Training can help you create stunning posters with our plotter printing services.
• Print high-quality posters in custom sizes
• Save money compared to off campus options
• Get support from our staff throughout the process

To submit your request, contact us at

Please allow at least three business days for printing. Demand is high near the end of each semester, so please plan ahead.

File Requirements

To print your poster, you need to:
• Size your file to match your desired poster size.
• Save your file as a PDF.
• Contact IT Training at for help preparing your file.

Stretching out small files to poster size results in blurry text and pixelated photos.
Properly sizing your file ensures your content looks sharp and clear. Files that are not sized correctly will be rejected for printing.

Ready to print your poster? Contact us today! We look forward to working with you.
Submit printing requests to


Please allow at least three business days for printing after your file is submitted. IT Training cannot guarantee same-day prints. We will notify you by email when your poster is ready for pickup at the UITS Support Center in the Library.

Posters can be picked up from the UITS Support Center in the Library.

Please bring your Crimson Card to claim your poster. If someone else is picking up your poster on your behalf, please let us know by replying to your ticket or writing to We are not able to mail posters and they must be picked up in-person at the Support Center. Check here for up-to-date Support Center hours.

Current poster prices are available here. You can pay with your Crimson Card or
charge it to an IU department account.
If you want to charge your Crimson Card, please book an appointment with IT Training. You do not need an appointment if you are charging to an IU department account.

To submit a poster request or get a price quote, please contact IT Training at

We have 24”, 36”, and 42” paper rolls for the plotter. You can choose any of these widths for your poster, and the length can be as long as you need. If you want a smaller poster, you can print it on one of our paper sizes, but we do not offer poster trimming.

You will need to submit your poster file in PDF format for printing. We recommend using Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, or Adobe InDesign to create your poster. We offer training courses for making posters in each of these programs. Each of these programs is free for IU students, staff, and faculty. If you would like help setting up any of these software suites on your computer, please contact IT Training at We do not recommend using Canva for posters as they require a paid subscription to resize your file.

You can use a variety of software to make your poster, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, or Adobe InDesign. IT Training offers online resources and in-person assistance to help you design your poster. Please use CMYK colors when designing your poster to ensure accurate color printing. Programs that use RGB colors, like Microsoft PowerPoint, may produce unexpected color variations when printed. For in-depth design tips, check out our guide on Creating Research Posters.

We print all our posters on heavyweight, matte-finish paper. We do not provide glossy or other paper finishes.

We do not provide backboards, stands, or tubes for posters. However, we wrap each poster in a water-resistant material to protect it during transport.

All posters are subject to IU’s content standards posted here. IU has a zero-tolerance policy regarding printing materials that fall into these categories:
• Sexual or pornographic material
• Racist material
• Anti-LGBT material
• Anti-religious material
• Political material
• Material relating to drugs or alcohol
• Obscene material
• Any material that would result in your personal financial profit

Detailed instructions for checking your Crimson Cash balance and adding additional funds are available on the IU Knowledge Base. If you need assistance checking your balance or adding funds, please contact the UITS Support Center at 765- 455-9315 or email

All reprints are charged, usually to the individual’s Crimson Card. You are responsible for making sure all your content is ready for printing prior to submitting your file. Save time and money by double-checking your poster before submission. We do not provide proofreading or critique of submitted posters. If you would like help designing your poster prior to submitting your file, please contact IT Training at