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The Tech Desk offers on-site poster printing for conference presentations and class projects. 

Prices start at $55 (plus tax) for a poster size of up to 44 by 44 inches. 

Order your poster online at

Turnaround time:  Guaranteed within 3 business days, usually within 2 business days.

Posters are available for pickup at the Tech Desk by appointment only. When your poster is ready, will email you to verify and accept the quality of your poster.  We will also schedule a pick-up time with you once the poster has quality has been accepted. 

Need help designing your poster? 

Check the tips to Make a Good Poster from Undergraduate Research and Independent Projects.

Check out the guidelines at the Stanford Identity Toolkit.

Supported File Types

  • Adobe Acrobat (PDF)

  • Adobe Photoshop (PSD)

  • Standard Graphical Formats (TIF, JPG, PNG)

  • Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT)

Dimensions, Resolution, and File Sizes

  • Our printer uses paper rolls that are 44 inches wide. Design your poster so that at least one dimension is 44 inches or less.

  • For images, use a resolution between 150-300 dpi.

  • Keep your file size as low as possible while maintaining image quality.


  • Prices start at $55 (plus tax) for a poster with dimensions up to 44 by 44 inches or less.

  • Rush printing may be available for an additional $25 (plus tax). Call the Tech Desk during our open hours to see if rush printing is available.

  • No refunds or reprints are given for errors in or issues related to a poster file. Check your document carefully for correct spelling, alignment, layout, and appropriate-resolution graphics prior to submission.

    *Fees are subject to change as costs change.


  • The standard turnaround time for non-rush jobs is three business days.

  • For an additional $25 (plus tax), rush printing may be available. Call the Tech Desk during our open hours to see if a rush job is possible. Turnaround time for rush printing is four hours or fewer.

  • To check the status of your print, call the Tech Desk during our open hours.


  • After printing, posters are available for pickup at the Tech Desk by appointment only.

  • As a courtesy, one of our staff members will trim off the margins of your poster after printing if requested prior to pick-up. (Posters longer than 60 inches cannot be trimmed.)

  • The poster will be distributed in a free 48-inch mailing tube at the time of pickup.

  • Once a poster has been picked up, no refunds or reprints will be issued.

  • Completed posters left unclaimed for more than 30 days may be discarded without notice, unless you have made other arrangements in advance.