The Department of Chemistry has a Canon ImagePROGRAF, a 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.

Paper options

Satin finish in 36" width (default paper): no additional charge
Satin finish in 42" and 44" widths: additional $10 charge
Glossy finish in all widths (36", 42", 44"): additional $10 charge

How to set up your PowerPoint slide

File > Page Setup

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.

Requesting a poster to be printed

There must be an Interdepartmental Service Request (ISR) submitted in HokieMart. 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 48 hours 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, 8:00am – 5:00pm.

Service Information

Internal
$10 per 36" x 60" poster
External
$30 per 36" x 60" poster

Printing Manager

Susan Saxe
Email: susan17@vt.edu
Phone: 540-231-5391