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Baltimore MD 21201-1512

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Poster Printing

This guide provides information about the HS/HSL's poster printing service and gives information to help design posters.

Now Available!
HSHSL has added a fabric printing option to the poster printing service.


With the same great resolution and quality as everyone has come to expect from our glossy paper prints, the new canvas option is great for those who need to travel with a poster in a suitcase, or need a poster that can stand up to multiple exhibits and is suited for frequent moving and packing.

The material itself has a slightly higher brightness rating than our paper option.  
This is helped by the matte (not shiny) finish and very subtle canvas texture.
Samples are available for viewing in the first-floor display at the HSHSL.

Canvas printing is available as an option on the print request form and costs $60 per poster.

About the Service

The HS/HSL offers poster printing to all UMB faculty, students, and staff and University of Maryland Medical Center staff. Posters will be printed in support of academic, professional, and research purposes. 

  • Posters are printed up to 42" x 60". This is the maximum size for posters.
  • Poster size is determined by the dimensions of the file you submit. Click here to see how you can set up correct sizing for your poster. Cutting tools are available in the HS/HSL's Innovation Space if your poster is smaller. 
  • All posters must be submitted as a PDF file and be no less than 100 dpi. Click here for information about how to set up your poster. 
  • Cost of poster printing is determined by material:
    • Glossy Photo Paper prints are $50. 
    • Lightweight Canvas prints are $60.
  • ​​Payment can be made with cash, credit or a fund account. 
  • You will receive your poster within 2 business days after submission. Click here for poster print request form. 

All posters can be picked up at the Information Services Desk. Click here to see Information Services Desk hours. 

Poster Printing Process

 Steps for poster printing at the HS/HSL:

  • Fill out Poster Print Request Form.
  • You will receive an email with a link to submit your PDF to be printed.*
  • Attach PDF to be printed in the Poster Print Upload Form
  • You will receive confirmation that your PDF has been successfully submitted and that your poster will be printed.
  • Once the poster has been printed you will receive notification to pick up and pay for it at the Information Services Desk

*If you are unsuccessful in uploading your PDF with this link, you will have to resubmit your request to the Poster Print Request. Form.