Based on current volume, posters submitted by 2:30pm today will be available Thursday - 07/25/2024 between 2:30pm and 4:30pm.
Availabilty is subject to change based on actual submission time.

Welcome to the CALS IT Large Format Printing Information page. From this site, students can read the Large Format Printing Policy, get poster design tips, and submit a poster or other large format item. Please choose from one of the links listed below:

Poster Design Tips

NCSU Poster Templates

Upload a Poster


Posters must be submitted using the Upload a Poster link. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with your pick-up information. Posters submitted before 3:00pm are usually available for pick-up* the following business day after 2:30pm.  

Posters must be picked up from outside G16 Patterson Hall no later than 4:30pm. Note the third floor can only be accessed by the elevator.

If you are unable to make it between 2:30pm and 4:30pm on the day your poster is ready the poster will remain outside room G16 Patterson for 3 business days.  You may pick-up your poster anytime Monday thur Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm ( except on holidays and university closings).  After 3 business days any posters left outside room G16 Patterson will be recycled.

Authorized users:

CALS majors or non-CALS majors printing assignments for CALS classes. Student status will be verified when accessing the upload site.

Authorized use:

Posters for class projects, research symposia, or other academic requirements.

Maximum poster size:

The maximum poster size is 36" x 52".


Free to authorized users. 

File Format:


If you have another file format, like a PowerPoint PPTX file or a Word DOCX file, you can open the file and "save as" a PDF. If you are unable to convert your file to a PDF, please contact CALS IT directly and let us know the file format you have. Someone will try and assist you with the conversion.

Image Recommendations:

Scanning resolution should be between 75 and 150 dpi. Lower resolutions will result in poor quality images.

*Exact date and time for poster pick-up will be sent in confirmation e-mail.  Pick-up times may vary based on volume of printing.  Please allow more time for printing during research symposiums and end of semester projects.