Plotter Printing

Posters can be printed within two to three hours but we ask that you allow up to one business day for printing. Please email to submit your poster file.

For anyone requesting poster printing who plans to use a specific account, please send email confirmation from the individual in charge of said account noting the account number. If you are the person responsible for the account funds, please indicate such in the email. All others please note that we will not print posters without an email confirmation from the person responsible for the account.

We do not provide proofs and we do not offer free reprints. We recommend that you create a PDF version of the poster and fit to print on a sheet of paper to get an idea of how the file will print.

Ink coverage classes
Paper Type
Printing dimensions: Width (inches) Height (inches)

Note: In the above calculator, the width and height should be the poster dimensions. The poster height is the length of the paper used.

Paper options and ink coverage classes

  • Paper Options
    Heavyweight - 32 lb high quality coated paper
    Semi-Gloss - high quality semi-glossy paper
  • Ink Coverage Classes
    Class I - mix of images & text - most of posters are in this class (an equal mix of image and text).
    Class II - mostly image

Cost calculation

Content Type (per sq ft) Paper Type (per ft)
Class I - Text & Image $3.28 42" Heavyweight $.50
Class II - image $4.38 42" Semi-gloss $1.00

Cost = [content type * (width * height)] + [paper type * height]
Locate the unit price in the price table by paper type and class level.

Total cost from the calculator is for SBMI faculty, staff and students. An additional administrative cost is added for non-SBMI members.