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Poster Printing Guidelines

The Olin Library has a HP DesignJet T630, a large format color printer, available for use by the Rollins community.

Poster Printing Guidelines

The Olin Library has a HP DesignJet T630, a large format color printer, currently located in the Olin Library’s makerspace (to be renamed) on the 2nd floor. Each poster will be printed on matte paper. 

It is for the exclusive use of Rollins College faculty, staff, and students. The poster must be for a presentation in class, an on-campus academic symposium, an academic conference, or another academic use. Each poster shall be printed strictly once per event (for one individual or group). A duplication will incur a cost. To manage the prints in a timely and efficient manner, Olin Library staff ask that all users of the printer adhere to the guidelines presented below:  

  • The poster will be requested for print via the Olin Library Poster Printing form. Does not include lamination or foam board mounting. 
  • All prints are mediated. The user of the printer will submit a file via the linked form along with the file via the linked OneDrive. Before submitting a request, please review the rest of the guidelines.
  • The poster must be submitted as a PDF or PPT file with the dimensions of either 24 in x 36 in (60.96 cm x 91.44 cm) or 36 in x 48 in (91.44 cm x 121.92  cm). All images and text must be adjusted accordingly for the file dimensions.
    Files received are printed as-is. Please make sure that the contents of the poster are not skewed. If they are skewed, the file will be returned for formatting during quality control. Review Tips for Printing

  • The poster must be requested 4 business days in advance of retrieval or 4 business days of the event from the Olin Library Desk. 

  • The poster must be picked up at the Olin Library Desk at least 1 business day before the event. 

  • The individual or group requesting a poster print is responsible for the poster design, including any graphics and/or text formatting.

The library reserves the right to refuse any print. If you have any questions about using the poster printer, please contact circ@rollins.edu.

Tips for Printing

Upload a High Quality File: The final file size, and any graphics included in the poster, should be 150 – 300 DPI (dots per inch) at the required size measurements. By increasing the size of an image, the resolution will decrease and will make the image pixelated. If you resize images in your file, be sure to preview your poster prior to submitting it for printing. Zoom to “Actual Size” to check for any blurriness, distortion, or pixelation. 

Using Fonts: Use standard fonts that are cross-platform on a variety of computers, such as Arial, Helvetica or Times. This will ensure that any font information will be secured into the file and will not be changed from your computer to our computer. If you use downloaded fonts, be sure to embed them into your file:  
Embed Fonts in PDF | Embed fonts in PowerPoint

Print Safety Zone: Important graphics and text should be within a “safety zone” of the poster, at least a 0.25 in (0.635 cm) margin away from the trim edge of poster design. This will ensure that no information will be cut in the final poster.

Borderless Printing (Full Bleed): The poster printer does not support borderless printing, otherwise known as full bleed.

Printing Specs

Poster Size Options:

  • 24 in x 36 in
    (60.96 cm x 91.44 cm)
  • 36 in x 48 in
    (91.44 cm x 121.92 cm)

Paper Type: 

  • Matte Coated