The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Poster Printing

About the service

  • Appointments are no longer necessary. Poster printing is now touchless, meaning that you will need to upload your poster.  PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST 48 HOURS BEFORE YOU ACTUALLY NEED YOUR POSTER. 

  • REMOTE UPLOAD and required form for submission

  • Print posters on 42" wide heavyweight, satin-finish photo paper.
  • Payment by UCard, Guest UCard,  or Department Copy/Print Card only.
  • Poster must be in one of these formats: PDF or JPEG.
    (PDF conversion software is available on UMass Amherst IT workstations in the Learning Commons.)

Pricing and payment

  • Posters cost $0.02 per square inch to print (2 cents per square inch).
  • To calculate the price based on square inches, multiply the length of poster by the width of poster to get total square inches, then multiply square inch total by .02  Example: 36" x 48" = $34.56 (36x48 = 1728, 1728 x.02 = 34.56)
  • Payment must be made using a UCard, guest UCard or Department Copy/Print Card.   UCard website (check balance, create debit account, add value, more). Payment is expected in person at the time of pickup of your poster. You will be sent an email with the amount of expected payment once your poster is ready.
  • Department Copy/Print Cards can be obtained directly from the UCard Office, using an official speedtype#.  Please note that the UCard office no longer supports ProCards.
  • We can create custom sizes as long as one side of your poster is between 20" and 42". We reserve the right to determine if a poster is too small for our printer.  Ask in advance if you have questions!