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Poster Printing

The Department of Chemistry has a Canon ImagePROGRAF wide format color photo printer which can be used to print posters for research talks and symposiums. Poster printing is available to the entire Virginia Tech community, including faculty, staff and graduate students from any department affiliated with Virginia Tech.

All posters must be submitted 2 business days before the requested pickup time.

Our poster paper is manufactured on rolls, providing a smooth and efficient printing process. 36" is our smallest roll, and 44" is our largest. Posters exceeding 44" in width and height are unable to be printed.

Satin Finish Internal (Chemistry) External (All other departments)
36" width/height (default) $10 $30
42" width/height $20 $40
44" width/height $20 $40

Glossy Finish Internal (Chemistry) External (All other departments)
36" width/height $20 $40
42" width/height $30 $50
44" width/height $30 $50

Posters with both dimensions (width and height) not matching the above choices will be printed on the paper closest to the smallest side, and the purchaser will be responsible for any needed trimming of excess paper.

There are two ways to specify the size of your slide:

  1. File > Page Setup
  2. Design > Slide Size
Portrait/Vertical Posters Landscape/Horizontal Posters
Width: 36 inches
Height: up to 60 inches
Width: up to 60 inches
Height: 36 inches

Graphics should be of the highest possible resolution to ensure they don't become pixelated. PNG images are recommended instead of JPG images when possible. To check image resolution, zoom to 100% and make sure the images are acceptable. 

After the slide is perfect, convert it to a PDF. If you find a mistake after printing and want to reprint the poster, you will be charged full price for the reprint, so make sure  your slide is free of all typos and all figures are accurate.

Posters for academic or research use within the Department of Chemistry must adhere to departmental and university branding standards.

For the fastest printing experience possible, please ensure that each of the conditions below are met prior to submission. Posters that fail to conform to these guidelines will be returned for corrections.

  • Posters sized in the requested dimensions
  • Unaltered department/university logos (re-sizing in the same aspect ratio is permitted, no unapproved brand marks). See "Downloads" on the right sidebar for approved lockups.
  • University-approved colors in design elements
  • White background
  • No text or visuals touching the edges of the slide

There must be an Interdepartmental Service Request (ISR) submitted in HokieMart. Instructions for submitting an ISR can be found here. If you do not have HokieMart access, you will need your faculty advisor to submit an ISR to pay for your poster. 

The ISR with attached poster must be submitted at least 2 business days before the requested pick up time. No exceptions.

Special Instructions:

  • Supplier Name: "VT Chemistry Poster Printing"
  • External Notes: Please indicate the size you want your poster printed, the date it needs to be printed by, and a contact name with email address
  • External Attachments: Attach the poster PDF here
  • Account Number: 1244R

After the HokieMart order has been submitted, we will receive the PO, print the poster, and notify you when it is ready. Posters can be picked up in 480 Davidson Hall, Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Updated: October 23, 2023

Printing Manager

Greg Atkins


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