Poster Printing


The Ames Library provides access to a large format poster printer for students, faculty, and staff to print color posters for classroom presentations, poster sessions, and conferences. Poster printing is for academic use only.

You may submit your poster request electronically by filling out the Poster Request Form and then e-mailing your file to  (If charging to a department please fill in the 12 digit account number.)

Please note the deadline for submitting John Wesley Powell conference posters is April 15, 2018. Conference poster dimensions are 32" H x 40" W. Please remember to select "JWP" from the payment options. If you have questions about JWP poster printing, please contact Katy Ritter ( If you have questions about submitting your poster to the JWP Conference archive, please contact Stephanie Davis-Kahl (


▷ 24" wide - $6.00

▷ 36" wide - $7.00

▷ 42" wide - $8.00

▷ Additional $1.00 per foot after 48"

University Logo

If you would like to incorporate University logos or marks into your poster you must use University Communications approved images.  Please see their guidelines or use one of the templates below.

40" x 32" Templates
32" x 40" Templates

Poster Printing Guidelines

  • Read our Poster Design Guide for tips on setting up a poster in Power Point.
    • The library uses 42, 36 and 24 inch wide paper rolls. Either the width or length of the poster may not exceed 42, 36 and 24 inches respectively. The opposite direction may not exceed 48".
    • Different color printers print in different shades and do not always match to the computer monitor.
    • Posters that will be laminated may not be more the 24" wide.
  • Posters should be complete and formatted correctly before being submitted for printing - staff will NOT make changes to design elements.
  • Posters are printed by advance request only  - please allow up to 2 business days. Posters are printed during the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Friday.
  • Please submit your form and file(s) electronically.  You will be notified by e-mail when your poster is ready for pick-up at the Library Service Desk.
  • Material on posters must be copyright compliant  (in the public domain or you have permission to use). You are responsible for poster content and seeking permission to use if applicable.

Resources for Creating Posters