Large-format printing of academic projects is available in the Science Building computer lab or the Technology Services building by appointment only. Our hours are Monday-Thursday 8am-9:30pm and Saturday-Sunday various hours, and 8am-5pm Friday. Non-academic and personal projects should be directed to Printing Services. On the academic plotters, you can print posters and other documents for conferences, classes, and departmental use. Please contact with questions.


  • Heavy-weight coated paper - $3 per linear foot.
  • Glossy paper - $5 per linear foot.

We currently accept departmental charge or we can charge a student account directly (Whitman ID number required) as forms of payment. We cannot accept flex dollars/cardswipe. Documents should be no wider than 41.5 inches. Use our appointment scheduling system below to set up a time to print your project. 

Click here to schedule an appointment.



Preparing Your Poster for Print

Creating PDFs of your documents for print can be more involved than the processes described on our general PDF help page. This is especially true when your document's physical dimensions are larger than 11" x 17".

The tutorials below will guide you through creating the appropriate file for printing, based on the software application used:

Creating posters in the following software applications is not recommended or supported:

  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Word
  • Apple iWork: Keynote

If you have already created your poster in one of these applications, you can still print it by transferring (copy/paste or maybe export) your content to one the applications listed here. In the case of Microsoft Publisher, you may find success by creating a PDF on your personal computer as described on our general page about creating PDFs.