Large-Format Poster Printing + Meeting Space

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Large-format poster printing

The Office of Research has a large-format printer available to meet the needs of the KU research community. Posters can be printed on either 36-inch or 42-inch paper. Members of the biomedical research community have priority access to this service, but research-related printing is available to other units as capacity allows.

Poster printing information

Email to schedule a printing appointment as soon as you find out that you need a poster printed. Please note the following:

  • Capacity is limited, so individuals must schedule a printing time a minimum of 2 business days in advance.
  • Notification of fewer than 2 business days will be considered a rush job, and a $50 special services fee will apply

When scheduling your print time, be aware that posters usually take 20-30 minutes to spool and print. You are, therefore, not required to be present at the beginning of your appointment time. We will email you to inform you when your poster is ready for pickup. You may pick up your poster 8 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Before or by the start of your appointment time, email your poster file to researchlfp@ku.eduThe Office of Research accepts poster files in Adobe Acrobat PDF format only; files should be generated so that all graphics remain at high resolution and the document maintains correct dimensions. As a precaution, we request that you also send the original file if it was created in either Microsoft PowerPoint or Publisher. 

You are not required to be present at the beginning of your appointment time since posters usually take 20-30 minutes to spool and print. We will email you to inform you when your poster is ready for pick-up. You may pick up your poster 8 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In the email body, please include the following information:

  • Poster size (NOTE: one dimension must be either 36 inches or 42 inches)
  • Paper stock: matte (36-inch only) or glossy (36-inch or 42-inch)
  • Requested due date
  • Account/grant # to be charged
  • Phone number (indicate the best way to contact you about last-minute difficulties)
  • Research director (PI or other individual who will approve the charge)
  • Name of the event where the poster will be presented
  • Do you want additional copies printed?
  • Will you need a cardboard poster mailing tube?

We require all poster files be submitted via email to If you believe your file is too large to email, please contact us ahead of your appointment time.

KU can provide the following resources:

If you are interested in any of these resources, please email requests to The KU Visual Identity standards are also available on the KU Brand Center website.

If files are submitted at least 24 hours before your printing appointment, an 11" x 17" proof may be viewed before the final printing. Posters submitted less than 24 hours in advance may not be eligible for the proofing process.

Poster files submitted for proof printing should be completely finalized. These proofs are NOT for proof-reading content; they are your opportunity to confirm that the print quality is acceptable and that there are no problems with layout, image or font changes that may have occurred as a result of converting to PDF.


Large-format poster printing prices
Paper stock36-inch posters42-inch posters

Need help?

Contact André Faucher for any questions about poster printing or pickup.
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Meeting space

The Office of Research manages various facilities that have meeting space available by reservation.

Please contact the facility managers noted below to learn more and reserve space for your next meeting, symposium, conference or other event.


1567 Irving Hill Road
Conference + meeting rooms

Includes space for research and teaching in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, physics, molecular biosciences and related fields

Laurie White
Facilities Manager

2101 Constant Ave.

Home to the Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research

Scott Campbell
Facilities Manager

1501 Wakarusa Drive

Home to the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis

Scott Jeffress
Facilities Manager

2030 Becker Drive

Includes space for research in chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, biology, molecular biosciences, geology, and other natural sciences and engineering fields

Ann Smith
Facilities Manager

2335 Irving Hill Road

Home to the Institute for Information Sciences and the Center for Remote Sensing & Integrated Systems


Jessica Small

Facilities Manager

2093 Constant Ave.

Includes space for interdisciplinary biomedical research

André Faucher
Facilities Manager

1617 St. Andrews Drive

Home to Center for Public Partnerships & Research

Suzanne Kerich
Facilities Manager

2034 Becker Drive

Includes space for collaborative, interdisciplinary research focused on drug discovery

Carla Ramirez
Facilities Manager

1315 Wakarusa Drive

Home to KU’s BRAIN Lab (Biobehavioral Research on Autism, Intellectual & Neurodevelopmental disabilities)


Suzanne Kerich

Facilities Manager

2385 Irving Hill Road

Home to the KU Office of Research


Suzanne Kerich

Facilities Manager