Large Format Printing

Large Format Printing

Properly formatted poster submissions will be printed within three business days (Monday-Friday, excluding holiday and break periods) and can be paid for/picked up at the Library Services Desk. Students will be notified via email when the print is ready for pick-up.

For groups and courses looking to print more than 10 posters at a time, please contact us one week in advance at

We offer three types of paper:

Type Description Cost Per Linear Inch
Universal Bond Paper Matte, 90gsm Paper (Standard printer paper weight) $0.29
Photographic Paper Photographic paper, semigloss, 200 gsm $0.39
Polyester Vinyl Lightweight, Matte finish $0.49

For example, a 36” x 48” poster printed on Universal bond paper would cost $13.92 (48 x 0.29).

We can provide a cost estimate if needed.

Patrons who do not pick up their posters by the end of the semester will have a hold applied to their library account until the cost of the print has been paid.

Payment is accepted via Marquette Cash at the Library Services Desk, or via departmental billing.

Submit Printing Request →

Note: you may be prompted to login with your Marquette credentials.

Poster Trimming

Posters are typically printed on paper 42 inches in length. We do not trim posters for patrons ahead of time, however we provide the necessary cutting tools for you to use. Please ask at the Library Services Desk when picking up your poster.

Copyright and Intellectual Property Guidelines

The Lab cannot print posters that violate the university's Acceptable Use Policy or copyright law.

Learn more about copyright and fair use →


We have the following software available for creating posters on workstations located on Adobe and Mac stations throughout the library:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign 
  • Adobe Illustrator


Please contact for questions about large format printing.