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FAQ’s for printing in the Evans Map Room

For help creating a poster, contact RWiT for assistance or look at these instructions from Undergraduate Advising & Research.

Poster printing

We have the ability to print large format posters with our plotter. However, there are things we can do, things we cannot do and things you should know before coming to print. Please know that this is not a printing service. We have a large format plotter on which we allow others to print documents.

We no longer print on letter size (8½ x 11), legal size (8½ x 14) or tabloid size (11 x 17). Please use GreenPrint or other sources for printing on these paper sizes.

 

For Faculty and other instructors who want their students to print posters for classes, click here.

For other printing options in the Upper Valley area, please click here.

  1. We do not make appointments for printing. We print on a first come, first serve basis.


  2. You can email your poster to the map room. However, we can only catch the obvious mistakes such as missing images. We don't know what else the poster could be missing.


  3. When creating your poster, you need to consider the space you have for displaying your poster AND the maximum size at which we can print. You may have 4 by 8 feet of exhibition space, but we can not print a 4 foot wide poster.

    We have paper in 2 widths. One roll of paper is 36 inches wide. The other roll is 42 inches wide. Think about making one side of your poster either 36 inches or 42 inches to make full use of the paper. As examples, you can make a poster 36 x 48 or another poster 42 x 56 and use all of the space on the poster efficiently.

    If you have an unusual size exhibition space, consider making the poster smaller to fit the paper we have available. Creating a poster that is 33 inches by 45 inches means you will need to manually cut the poster down to size. You would need to do that with an exacto knife by hand using a large ruler. Think about making the poster 42 inches by your chosen dimension. For example, you could make the poster 42 x 30 inches. That fits the paper we have and you do not have to cut anything.

  4. We do not print "Proofs" of posters. We can print a smaller version of your poster. The cost is either $1.00 or $2.00 depending on the size. Please note, the smaller sizes are printed on another printer. The colors may appear different.

  5. All work must be PC formatted only. Files created on a MAC must be PC formatted before you come. We only have PC's in the Evans Map Room.

    • TO CONVERT A MAC POWERPOINT DOCUMENT TO PDF WHILE KEEPING THE SIZE, CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.
  6. We are unable to provide software consultation help with your poster. We only print the posters. Please consult your department’s computer support person for software help, the Research Writing Information Technology (RWiT) Center or the Computing Help Desk located on the 1st floor of Berry Library.

    The Office of Undergraduate Advising & Research also offers guidelines for creating a poster. Click here for more information.


  7. Come prepared to print your posters. Make any adjustments before coming to the Map Room. The PC’s in the Evans Map Room are for printing only. We do not have space to allow people to create their posters. The computers in the room are limited to mapping software only.

  8. We have the following software available from which to print: MS PowerPoint, Photoshop CS, Adobe Acrobat Reader and ArcGIS or ArcReader.

  9. Make your poster PRINT READY and at the FULL PRINT SIZE. Or at least know what size you want to print your poster. Don't rely on templates. In many cases, they are an odd size and you will need to cut the poster down to size by hand. Take advantage of the full size of the paper.


  10. The cost of your poster depends on the size of your poster. If you do not know the size of your poster, we can not tell you the cost.

  11. We have only one type of paper: Heavyweight Coated. We charge for the linear or length measurement only. Effective September 1, 2008:

    • The cost for the 36 inch wide paper is $6.00 for each 6 inches to the next 6 inches. If your poster is 36 inches by 48 inches long, the cost is $ 48.00.
    • The cost for the 42-inch wide paper is $7.00 for each 6 inches to the next 6 inches. If your poster is 42 inches by 56 inches long, the cost is $ 70.00.

  12. You have several options for payment. You can charge a department account. Bring the account number with you when you print. You can pay with cash, check or a credit card. However, the Evans Map Room does not handle these types of payments. We will tell you the cost of your poster. You will then go down to the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of Berry Library. The Circulation Desk will take your payment and give you a receipt in return. Please bring that receipt back to the map room as proof of payment.

  13. PRINTING is available during these hours:

    Regular Term Hours (Fall, Winter & Spring Terms beginning Winter Term 2016):               
    Mondays through Wednesdays 8 am - 5:30 pm
    Thursdays and Fridays 8 am - 4:30 pm
    There is no printing on the weekends

    Summer Term Hours: (Note new hours for Summer Term beginning Summer 2016)
    Mondays through Fridays 8 am - 4:30 pm
    There is no printing on the weekends

    Intersession Hours (Whenever classes are not in session):

    Monday through Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm
    There is no printing on the weekends
    Click HERE to verify hours


Do not wait until the last minute to come and print your poster. We reserve the right to STOP PRINTING before the stated times, if there is a backlog of printers. It does take approximately 10 to 15 minutes for a poster sized at 36x48 to print. If the poster is larger, it takes more time.

14. To transport your file(s),you can email the file(s) to yourself, use a USB drive or other external drive or have the file on a CD/DVD.

15. Remember to bring something in which to carry your poster. We do not have tubes which we can give away. We do sell:

  • 36-inch tubes for $ 3.00
  • 42-inch tubes for $ 4.00

      16. We do not make deliveries. You must come to the Evans Map Room and pick up your poster(s).

 

A special note to Faculty and other instructors who want their students to print posters for classes.

Call us first before you send your students to print. If you have questions, which this FAQ does not answer, please call us at (603) 646-2579 or email us at the Evans Map Room. Do not send emails to individual employees working in the map room. You run the risk of not getting an answer. Many students do not have the basic information we need to print their posters. Call us first so that we can discuss certain parameters for printing with you. If your department is paying for the printing, we can discuss the size, cost and time frame for printing.

 

For help creating a poster, contact RWiT for assistance or look at these instructions from Undergraduate Advising & Research.


FOR OTHER PRINTING OPTIONS IN THE UPPER VALLEY AREA, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Last Updated: 5/18/16