Poster Printing

The UW-Madison Libraries provide students, faculty, and staff access to a wide-format poster printer. Orders can be placed for pickup at the College Library Second Floor Service Desk via the Poster Printing application linked in the sidebar. Alternatively, orders can be placed at College Library in person any time the library is open.

Typical turnaround time is about three hours from receipt of the order during business hours, but can be up to two days during especially busy times during the semester. Orders submitted after 5 p.m. will be processed the following business day.

Available Locations

Steenbock Library

Contact Steenbock Library


Note: Only Satin paper at this location.

Service Details

  • Paper Types
    • Satin (College or Steenbock)
    • Glossy (College Only)
  • Pickup Information
    • Come to the service desk and ask for your poster.  Payment occurs at the time of pick up. Accepted forms of payment listed below.
  • Cutting to size
    • A cutting table is available to trim your poster. Library staff will not trim your poster.

File Considerations

  • The files received are printed as-is. If there is additional formatting, editing, or resizing required, you must do so prior to submission.
  • We only print image files (TIFF, PNG, or JPG).
  • If you require assistance resizing or saving your poster in the correct format, please see on-site personnel.

Payment Information

  • $4/square foot ($4 minimum)
  • Accepted Payment Types Include:
    • Personal:
      • Wiscard (Print account or Campus Cash)
      • Personal Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard only).
        • Card must be presented at time of payment.
    • Departmental:
      • Departmental Wiscards
      • Departmental funding strings
      • Department contact information is required
      • Departmental credit cards (p-cards) are not accepted for payment.

Note: If a department would like to fund a large number of posters for one-time engagements, such as for a class project, they may contact the desired location for more information.