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Poster Printing Recommendations




PowerPoint and Publisher files are best since you may want to edit something right before the poster is printed.


The two paper sizes we have are 24" and 42" wide. Your poster will end up with extra white space if it is not 24" or 42" along one side, and we do not have a paper cutter. Here is an example of how a 36"x48" poster will fit the 42" paper. There is an extra 6" of white space left on the bottom of the posterMost people print 48"(width) x 42" (height), but you could do something smaller by using something like 42" (width) x 36"(height).

                example of how a 36"x48" poster will fit the 42" paper.


large portion of the posters end up being printed at the very last minute. Please try to print earlier or at least schedule the time they want to print as early as possible. We have one person to print posters, which is why scheduling an appointment is extremely important and waiting until the day before your event is risky.


You must have an appointment to print. Use the button below to schedule a printing appointment.


Use of the Library's poster printer is solely for:

1. Students or faculty who are:

1.1. Participating in University Scholars Expeaux
1.2. Participating in other on-campus
official research functions such as:

1.2.1. Undergraduate Humanities Symposium

1.2.2. Honors Thesis Research Symposium

1.2.3. On-campus Department/College Poster Nights or Research Expos 

1.3. Participating in verified off-campus research competitions

2. Academic faculty's external scholastic presentations

3. Support the University Library's mission

Nicholls faculty and students who need to have a poster printed in order to participate in research presentations should complete using the "Schedule Appointment" link above. Requests for poster printing must be made within 24 hours of the scheduled printing appointment.

* Please note that only one poster is permitted for each student/faculty or group. Please be sure to thoroughly review the poster design and content prior to giving the approval to print to the library staff.

For those poster printing needs that cannot be served through the library, the Office of University Printing and Design Services is available at

Poster Printing examples