Poster Printing Services

All poster printing requests must be received via the online form.
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For questions about poster printing services, please contact MCW Libraries at or (414) 955-8300.

Rush Service Suspended Until Further Notice

Due to staffing limitations, the Library is not able to process next-day or same-day rush orders at this time. Our standard two-business day service remains available. Please plan accordingly.

The MCW Libraries poster printing service is an internal resource for MCW faculty, staff, students and residents only. Non-academic posters may be printed on a case-by-case basis, but in all instances the submitter must have an employment or enrollment relationship with MCW.

Creating A Poster in PowerPoint (PDF) is a guide to help you create a clear, easy to read poster.
Designing an Effective Poster Video gives further instruction in a detailed video.

Fill out the form below to request printing. Please allow up to 48 hours/two business days for the processing of your poster. Expedited service can be requested; there is an extra cost for this

Poster Requirements:

  • MCW Logo images must be of high quality. Downloadable logos can be found on InfoScope.
  • The preferred file format for posters is a PowerPoint slide (PPT or PPTX), but PDFs are also acceptable.

Standards of Service:
MCW Libraries expects that all poster files submitted have been completely proofread, approved and are print-ready.

If staffing and volume allow, we will do a cursory final check. If an obvious error is spotted prior to printing, we will contact the submitter to confirm any correction before proceeding. However, this final check is not guaranteed.

If corrections or changes are made by you after submission, please send the revised file to immediately. We will replace the submitted file with the new version. However, if the poster has already been printed, MCW Libraries will charge for any reprints requested due to late changes on the part of the submitter.

Our standard delivery target is within 48 hours or two business days. The poster printing service is not available on weekends. Posters submitted after 4:00 pm on Friday will be processed the following week.

Printed posters may be picked up Monday through Friday from 7:30 am-6:00 pm at the Todd Wehr Library Service Desk.

Large Orders:
Please contact at least five (5) business days in advance if you will be submitting more than five (5) posters at once. Our standard 48 hour/two business day turnaround cannot be assumed for larger orders.

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  Poster sizes & costs
Standard Aspect:
  • 36x48, $25.00
  • 42x56, $30.00
  • 60x80, $45.00
Widescreen Aspect:
  • 36x56, $30.00
  • 42x65, $30.00
  • 60x96, $50.00

Square and custom sizes are available as well. One dimension cannot exceed 60 inches. Large sizes will incur oversize charges.  Please contact for details.

Posters are ready within 2 business days of the request. Rush service is available for an extra fee.

  • Same day service - additional $20 fee
    • Posters must be submitted by noon and will be available by 4pm.
  • Next day service - additional $15 fee
    • Posters must be submitted by 4 pm and will be available by 4pm the next business day. Posters submitted after 4 pm for delivery the following day will be considered "same day" rushes.

We do not have mounting or laminating services.

  Paper choices
  • Plain – Matte finish, coated stock, substantially thicker than normal copy paper. May wrinkle if the poster contains large, intense color blocks or if the background is a solid color.

  • Glossy – Equivalent to high-gloss (shiny) photo paper.

  • Fabric – A close-weave polyester that can be folded and even ironed at low heat.

Stop by the Todd Wehr Library to view paper samples.

  Outside Vendors

If MCW Libraries cannot meet your poster printing need, whether for technical reasons or inability to accommodate a tight deadline, several vendors are close to campus.

Fastsigns – 861 N Mayfair Rd, (414) 475-7446
FedEx Office  - 829 N Mayfair Rd, (414) 453-3506


Poster Printing Request Form

* required field

Requester Name *
Requester Email *
Requester Phone *
Payment Method *  Cash or Check - payment due upon pickup
 Billed to my department - please fill out all of the lines in gray below. We can only accept department payments from internal, MCW departments.
Department Contact for Authorization *
Department Contact's Email *
Cost Center
Natural Account 660100 to be used for all poster printing
Activity Code
Is this needed for an event? Please specify
Date & Time Needed *

Is this an expedited request? *
Rush service is dependent on staffing and volume. We will email you immediately if we are unable to accommodate your request.

Rush Service Suspended

Due to staffing limitations, the Library is not able to process next-day or same-day rush orders at this time. Our standard two-business day service remains available. Please plan accordingly.

The date & time needed is at least 2 business days from today.

 Yes, I need the poster tomorrow. Service not available.

 Yes, I need the poster today. Service not available.

Finished Poster size *
If you would like more than one copy let us know in the additional instructions area below. 
Standard Aspect Widescreen Aspect
 36" x 48"  - $25.00  36" x 56"  - $30.00
 42" x 56"  - $30.00  42" x 65"  - $30.00
 60" x 80"  - $45.00  60" x 96"  - $50.00

 Other, please indicate the size in the additional instructions area below. One dimension cannot exceed 60", large posters may cost extra. 

Paper type *

 Plain  Glossy  Fabric

Additional Instructions. 

Upload file (.pdf, .jpg or .pptx)

Files larger than 24MB will cause an error message. You may submit the form without a file. We will contact you about alternate ways to send us the file. 

File names cannot contain spaces.
Max file size: 24MB.

Please click "Submit" below. 

You will receive an email confirmation of your poster printing request.

If you don't receive an email confirmation of your request, please contact (414) 955-8300.