Poster Printing

Rutgers University Libraries offers custom poster printing for all students, faculty, and staff.

  • Poster pick-up locations are on the Newark and New Brunswick campuses.
  • Files for large format printing must be one of the following types: PPT/PPTX, PDF, PNG, JPG/JPEG, TIF/TIFF, or PSD. It is important that the dimensions of the file you are printing match your desired print size. 
  • Prints must be 11" by 17" or larger.
  • Available paper size and types vary based on location. Please see the Poster Printing Request form for additional details.
  • Poster printing is $5 per square foot. Payment can be via Rutgers Internal Purchase Order in Marketplace or Check (on both Newark and New Brunswick campuses) or with Raider Dollars (on Newark campus only).
  • Please allow three business days for printing. You will receive an email when your poster is ready for pick-up at the designated library location. 
  • Contact us with poster printing questions or requests for cancellation. Cancellations may be possible if the process of printing your poster has not begun.

Submit a poster printing request

Poster Sizing and Cost Examples

  • Poster printing is $5 per square foot. For example, a poster size of 24" x 36" (2 feet x 3 feet) would have an area of 6 square feet, costing $30. Additional example poster sizes and costs:
    • 18" x 24" poster size = $15
    • 24" x 24" poster size = $20
    • 36" x 48" poster size = $60 

Tips for Creating Your Poster

  • Most people find PowerPoint is a useful tool for creating their poster presentations.  If doing a presentation for your department or academic program, be sure to check with them to see if they have a PowerPoint template for your use.  
  • You can also download pre-made templates and print-ready Rutgers logos using the Rutgers Visual Identity website.
  • Make sure that you adjust the page size of your PowerPoint document to match the dimensions of the poster you’d like to print.  The final print will look closest to what you see on your screen if the layout matches the dimensions of the final print without having to make reductions or enlargements.
  • If using TIFF format,  we recommend 300 dpi resolution, with print dimensions set at exactly the size you wish to print.  Lower resolution will result in lower quality, and images below 100 dpi will not print clearly.
  • If using PDF format, any images in the PDF should be at a minimum of 300 dpi.