Wide Format/Poster Printing
Wide format printing is available for Students and Departments. Place your order using Laurier WebPrint - visit www.wlu.ca/printing and submit through "Place Order Here". A wide variety of materials and finishes are available including clay-coated paper, photo satin, vinyl, foam core mounting and laminating. Canvas printing and other mediums are available upon request. Please indicate your selection in the special instructions section of the work-order.
Posters ordered by Staff/Faculty can be charged to an internal account number.
Student orders need to be charged to a valid credit card when using WebPrint. Files may also be submitted in person at one of our locations on CD or USB and paid for in advance by Interac, Cash or Credit or Account (if applicable).
STUDENTS ORDERING WITH A VALID UNIVERSITY ACCOUNT NUMBER: If you are ordering printed material with a valid University account number, please email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our standard turnaround is 48 hrs however during peak times it may take longer. We will be sure to communicate delivery expectations with you when the order is placed.
The cost of printing the posters for Poster Day is being covered for FOSSA. There is a limit of 1 poster (6 feet long max.) per student. There will be a charge for additional posters.
Due to high volume for Poster Day please submit files by 10am on the Monday of the week you are displaying to guarantee delivery.
FILE FORMAT INFO:
Our paper is 42 inches wide however the printer cannot print to the edge. The maximim width we can print is 41" by unlimited length. Please indicate if you would like the image printed on high-quality gloss paper or plain 36lb. paper. The file name should include the course number (if applicable) and your name, for example: ps123-bsmith-posterfilename.ppt.
PowerPoint - max. poster size 40"x56" (approx. 100x140 cm) Be sure to set the final paper size you need it to print out to, under Page Setup. Change "On Screen Show" to "Custom". Set the length and width to the required size. To help ensure the output matches on-screen display, make sure "Embed TrueType Fonts" option is checked. It is located under Tools, Options. If you are using SigmaPlot data, convert it to a WMF (Windows MetaFile) first.
PowerPoint is primarily an on-screen presentation program that has printing features added to it - this sometimes exposes its weaknesses. If data is missing on your poster please let us know and we will have it reprinted.
CorelDraw - supported up to Version 15.
Acrobat - files are preferred as long as they are the correct dimension. Changes cannot be made by our staff with this format.
Word and Wordperfect files are not acceptable.
Photoshop - files need to be built size as at 300dpi. If we scale the document the image will become pixelated resulting in a poor quality output. Spelling errors and other changes cannot be made in this format unless a layered PSD file is provided.
MAC files are not supported by the poster printer. PowerPoint files created on a MAC must be printed from a PC. If ordering through WebPrint however the files should convert to a PDF. Some formatting changes may occur in the conversion. If you created the files in Office for Mac, please mention this at the time of ordering.
LOGOS - and other images from the internet are optimized for web pages and do not work well at larger magnifications. Some images may also be copyrighted. If you are looking for the Laurier Crest please contact us.
TABS NOT SPACES - please set up and use tabs to align text. Using spaces gives unpredictable results.
POSTER TUBES - can be purchased from Printing Services for an additional fee.