Poster Printing

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The CVL has a wide format document printer. The printer is an Epson Stylus Pro 9800 Professional Edition, a 44" wide photo-ready printer.

For example we can print:

  • Posters
  • CAD drawings
  • Banners
  • Photographs


  • We have 2 paper sizes: 36" and 44"
  • The only paper type is Photo Glossy.
  • We ask that all posters be sent to us as a PDF file, which will help ensure print quality.
Why do all poster need to be submitted in PDF format?
  1. Powerpoint files may not always print as seen on file, whereas PDF files print exactly as seen on file.
  2. PDF files are smaller than Powerpoint files, thus allowing faster and quicker transfer.
How to Convert Powerpoint Posters to PDF for Window:
  • Office 2010:
  1. Open your Powerpoint file.
  2. Once open click on File and scroll down to Save As.
  3. Go to the Save as Type and save the file as PDF, i.e. .pdf.
  4. Click Save to finalize the conversion from Powerpoint to PDF.
  • Office 2007:
Note: Verify that your PDF appears correct and has the correct page size before you send the document. Remember, keep in mind that pictures downloaded from the internet often do not have the image resolution which looks good when printed at poster size.

Here is an excellent article on Image Resolution and Printing:

Here is an article on how to convert Powerpoint Posters to PDF:

Great! How do I use it?

In order to print something on the plotter you need to contact one of the IT support people:
John Harris
Branden McKagen

They will setup a time to get the job printed out and help you with formatting to insure you have a quality project printed.

Additional Information

Information about the Epson 9800

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