1. Academic poster and colour printing service
The Poster Service will not be available between 9am and 5:30pm on 3rd July and again on the 10th July. The service will be available in the evenings on these two dates however. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.
We are currently able to print output generated by most of the popular word processing and graphics packages, including PowerPoint, InDesign, CorelDraw, Illustrator, PDF, PostScript (to final size), EPS, GIFs, JPGs, etc.
Please note that we cannot print to the large format printer directly from a Mac. Should you wish to have any A2/A1/A0 posters printed from Mac applications, please provide a pdf file to size and with all necessary fonts embedded in the file.
Paper size is from A4 to A0. A4 & A3 files will be printed on the colour PostScript printer at 1200 dpi. The available plotting area is slightly smaller in each case, and you are advised to allow for a 5-mm margin which may be clipped if your page layout goes right to the edge. Posters (A2, A1 & A0) will be printed on the Epson 9600 colour inkjet printer. If you are incorporating unusual text fonts in your files, we suggest that you use PostScript with the relevant font metrics embedded to ensure consistency. Please contact the Operations staff for further details and an estimate of charges.
Your files should be presented in person to the Data Centre Operations Desk at OUCS. You will be asked to complete a form giving your contact details, file information and output media requirements. The choices are MATT or SATIN on the large format printer. There is no choice of media for A4/A3 sizes. Files can be provided on USB stick, CD-ROM, floppy disk etc. Please note that the Operations Section are only able to accept jobs for printing if payment has been made beforehand via the OUCS Online Shop (see charging and cost section). Turnaround for each job is usually 24hrs.
All colour printing is charged and must be paid for in advance at the OUCS Online Shop.
Departments that haven't registered to use the OUCS Online Shop should do so via the OUCS Service Payment Handling webpage
- A0 Matt - £21.60 (£18.00 ex VAT)
- A1 Matt - £10.80 (£9.00 ex VAT)
- A2 Matt - £5.40 (£4.50 ex VAT)
- A0 Satin - £42.00 (£35.00 ex VAT)
- A1 Satin - £21.00 (£17.50 ex VAT)
- A2 Satin - £10.50 (£8.75 ex VAT)
- A4 and A3 - 90p (75p ex VAT) per sheet