Printing Services operates a high-resolution printer for posters and signs that have at least one side measuring 24 inches or narrower and has negotiated contracts with Off-Campus Printers who can produce posters and signs of virtually limitless dimensions. Posters and signs can be manufactured using a variety of paper finishes and thicknesses, and can be mounted on cardboard, Styrofoam or corrugated plastic materials.
The base rate at the Print Shop machine is $5.50 per square foot using medium-weight gloss paper; most commercial options begin around $6.00 per square foot. Other weights and finishes of paper, as well as mounting materials, are available at additional cost. Most print-ready files can be processed in a day or so at the Print Shop. Files requiring design or other technical assistance might take more time or involve additional costs.
Vendor-processed files usually require longer turnaround and can vary widely in cost depending on the technical and physical options required.