EIC Printing Services

EIC now has the capability of printing large posters up to 42 inches in width. You may select from photo glossy paper to other materials. Also, we have the capability of laminating your poster and offer foam board mounting.

Times for receiving posters are strictly from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. WE DO NOT SPELL CHECK DOCUMENTS OR RESIZE!
PRIORITY RUSH JOB: Any job that requests a turnaround time that is less then 24 hours will have a rush fee of 50% extra on the total cost of the job.

Poster layout size

Should be made to actual final print size
Poster only: MAX size is 42″ x 80″
For foam board MAX size is 36″ x 42″

Text and images should be kept to at least 1 inch from the edge. The shortest edge of the printable area must not exceed 41 inches and maximum length should not exceed 80 inches. When we prepare the document for printing, we add a one (1/2) inch margin around the document (top, bottom, left and right). For example, a poster that is 36″x42″ will be printed and charged with a running length of 42″.

File Format

Printing jobs can be submitted in the following formats: PDF, JPEG, TIFF and PPTX 2010. However, we recommend for you to submit your poster in PDF format for greater color and graphical accuracy. Poster layout should be made to actual final print size. For PPTX 2010 format please makes sure that you include the fonts that you have used. Turnaround time will vary according to our workload. It is advisable to submit your job request at least two to three days in advance.

FIU Logos

All University communications must bear the institutional logo. Please see the following site for available FIU logos:  http://logos.fiu.edu.

Poster Cost

There is a setup fee of $ 5.00 dollars per poster. The cost of your poster will be calculated based upon the setup fee and the actual length of the poster. For photo gloss quality paper the cost is $ 1.00 per running length of paper. Jobs that require additional service such as re-structuring of the printing area, etc., will incur an additional fee of $ 25.00 for the first hour and $ 25.00 for any additional half hour.

For example, a poster with dimensions of 42-inch width by 60-inch length printed on photo gloss poster quality paper will cost ($ 5.00 + $1.00 x 60 inches) $ 65.00.

Printing Charges (Does not include setup or additional fees):

Running length in inches / Photo Gloss color paper ( $1 / inch )
12 inches = $12.00
24 inches = $24.00
36 inches = $36.00
42 inches = $42.00
48 inches = $48.00
60 inches = $60.00
72 inches = $72.00

Lamination / Foam Board

Lamination is available for an additional cost of $ 0.25 per inch of poster running length. Max lamination length for a poster only is 48 inches. For example, to laminate a 42-inch width by 48-inch length poster, it will cost ($ 0.25 x 48) $ 12.00.

Foam Board mounting is also available at $ 1.00 per inch of running length of the poster. In order to be foam board mounted the poster must be laminated. For a foam board the maximum width size is 36″ and length is 42″.

How to submit your poster

Once your have finished creating your poster, please go to the network R-drive. On the R-drive you will find a folder named “EIC-Printing-Services”. Inside this folder there is another folder named “Posters”. In “posters” you must create a folder using your email username (ex: xjoel034) and place your poster file. Using Notepad or Word create a file with the instructions for your poster such as your full name, contact information, size of poster and if lamination and foam board mounting is required.

Finally, click on the button below to fill out the submission form. This will send us an email so we are aware of your request.