Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science

SCS Poster Printing

SCS Computing Facilities (SCSCF) offers a poster printing service for members of the SCS community which is available, by request, for SCS related materials.

Submit a Poster Print Request.


We ask that all poster printing requests meet the following requirements:

  • An SCS Member account is required to submit a poster printing request.
  • Posters must be used for SCS related work.
  • Please submit your poster request at least 1 business day before it is needed.
  • Posters must be submitted in either PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX) or PDF format; one file per email, please.
  • Please bring your CMU ID card when picking up your poster.
  • If you need to pick up your poster outside of the normal hours (9a-5p, Mon-Fri, at the SCS Help Desk), you must specify this in your request, including the specific date and time you need to pick up the poster.

Special notes

  • Posters may be submitted anytime.
  • Posters are subject to approval.
  • Please preview and confirm your poster design is correct before submitting as multiple copies/reprints are not permitted.
  • Typical turnaround for poster printing is one business day, unless there is a large demand for poster printing at the time of the request, i.e., end of semester poster presentation sessions. Please do not wait until the last hour of the due date to submit your poster. We cannot guarantee the poster can be printed in time if it's submitted late.
  • Posters should be picked up within 24 hours of completion.
  • We do not allow multiple copies of posters.
  • We do not provide poster tubes, poster boards or poster cutting/trimming.

Poster Printing Request Procedure

  1. Create poster in either PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX) or PDF format.
    • If another program is used to create a poster it must be converted to PDF before submitting.
    • Poster must be created to the height and width being requested as they will not be scaled or resized. Poster sizes are available in either 36 inch or 42 inch wide format. The length can be up to 96 inches.
      • When designing in PowerPoint or similar application, never "Copy and Paste" image graphics into your file. Always "Insert as Picture".
      • When creating a PDF file, please make sure that the page format dimensions are preserved before submitting the poster.
      • The printer does not print to the edge of the paper. Please remember to leave margins of at least 0.5 inches on each side of the print job.
  2. Submit a Poster Print Request.
  3. Upon receipt of your email, we will review the request and attached file.
    • If any issues are found in the request, the requestor will be asked to make any corrections before resubmitting.
    • If all information in the request is correct, the poster will be printed and the requestor will be notified, via email, of completion and pickup availability.
    • All email communications will be sent to the requestor's specified SCS email account.

About the our Poster Printer

  • HP Universal Semigloss photo paper
  • CMYK and RGB color
  • Poster media available in 36 inch and 42 inch wide media only
  • Requires a minimum of 0.5 inches margins on all sides

Picking up your SCS Poster

Unless requested otherwise in the initial submission, all posters can be picked up at the SCS Help Desk in Gates Hillman 4203 as shown:

SCS Help Desk
GHC 4203 
Open 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday

To coordinate After Hours pickup:

SCS Operations
24x7 / 365 days a year