Printing Services

Wheeling Jesuit University offers students and staff high quality large-format printing through its convenient in-house poster printing service. We can answer questions about paper choices, layout, size, price estimates and more. Our pre-press examination of each poster ensures that your final product looks terrific and adheres to WJU's branding guidelines.


Please read through the poster printing policies below before submitting your poster.

  1. All Posters must be received at least 3 business days before due date. If poster is not submitted with 3 business days of need by date, a late fee will be applied.
  2. Please proofread your poster before submitting. You will be responsible to pay for a reprint if you catch an error after your poster has been printed.
  3. Please set the correct poster size BEFORE you create your poster. We will not re-size.
  4. If you cancel a print request within the 3 business days of request date, a cancellation fee will be applied.
  1. Receive permission from your department chair/advisor:
    1. to print your poster and charge to the department or ;
    2. to print your poster and establish an agreement that you will provide payment to be deposited into the department accound that will late be billed*
      *Your department chair/advisor must sign the Poster Printing Requisition Form. This verifies that they acknowledge your printing request and have established a payment agreement between you and the department. We will not print your poster until we have this signature.
  2. Download and complete the Poster Printing Requisition Form (New Form as of September 2017).
  3. Create poster adhering to file requirements (read below).
  4. Submit file and form to
    Note: We must receive the signed Poster Printing Requisition Form before we can begin printing.
  5. Pick up poster.
    We will e-mail or call you when your poster is ready and tell you where you can pick it up.

We use Microsoft Office Suite® and Adobe Creative Suite® CS6 or CC. If your version is something different than the above there is a potential for programming errors. Microsoft PowerPoint® is primarily a display program. We cannot guarantee that printed poster results will match the poster file as you viewed on your computer or even printed from a standard office printer. Our department is not responsible for any of these errors.

Document size
You must submit your poster at the requested final printout size.

Photos and graphics
Minimum of 150 dpi (300 dpi recommended) at their full size (Graphics taken from websites are not recommended due to low resolution - final printout images will be blurry).

You must also follow all copyright laws pertaining to data and images. If you are using any images that are not of WJU students, you must receive permission to use them. Please use the Model Release Form in order to comply with copyright.

High resolution PDF files

JPG, at least 150 dpi

PowerPoint® (NOTE: Due to differences in computer software and computer types, these file formats may not open accurately. If submitting a PowerPoint file, please keep this in mind and consider converting your PowerPoint to a JPG before submitting.)

The university has developed templates that can be used to create posters in PowerPoint. They can be found below. It is not mandatory that you use these templates, by they do ensure consistency and that the university logo is used correctly.

Example Templates:
[ 24x36" | 36x48" | 44x56" ]

Please use the correct Wheeling Jesuit University logo. You can download the approved logos from the university here [ Option1 | Option2| Option 3]. If you need other sizes for file types, please contact us at

Please note that the old logos are no longer approved for use. We will ask that posters submitted with these logos be modified to include the new logo.

Please try not to submit any dark colored, solid backgrounds. These backgrounds cause the paper to become saturated with ink and result in a poor quality poster. Also, keep in mind there is an additional charge for solid backgrounds.

Approved University Colors:

R:136 G:10 B:35
R:179 G:151 B:90
All poster printing fees listed are for posters with white backgrounds. Additional charges apply for posters with color backgrounds
Paper Size:
24"x36" $25.00 $25.00
36"x48" $35.00 $45.00
44"x56" $45.00 $60.00
Other We will contact you regarding the price of your poster
Additional Charges Color background: $15/poster
Late Fee $15
Cancellation Fee $15

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED
*Hours subject to change if necessary*

Acker Science Center (ASC) 302 - Information Technology Suite

Questions about billing? Have questions about or want guidance with design/logo use? Contact us at

  1. Why did WJU implement a fee for printing services?
    In previous years, the poster printing service functioned on supplies that had been left over from a group that is no longer on campus. With the supplies running low, we had to repurchase a large portion of the supplies. In order to keep the printing services up and running, we had to implement a fee in order to cover the cost of paper and ink. All funds are put back into the printing budget to buy ink and paper for the next school year.

  2. Can I stop a print job before it is complete if I realize that I no longer want what is printing?
    Absolutely, as long as you cancel the order within three days of its "print by" date. If you request a cancellation late, we will cancel the request but still charge a $15 late cancellation fee. If your poster has already been printed, you will be required to cover the cost of the poster.

  3. Will I get a confirmation of my order?
    Yes, you will receive a confirmation email when you place the order and another when it is ready for pick-up.

  4. Who can place an order?
    We can only accept orders from current WJU students, faculty staff, and administration at this time. Unlike most printers on campus which are self-serve, the poster printer is only available with the assistance of Web Services staff by submitting an order - see Steps for Submitting a Poster Printing Request (above).

  5. How large can I print?
    The maximum width of the printer paper is 44 inches (size of the paper roll). For length, we can accommodate up to 56 inches (standard poster size). If you have an unusual file size, please note on your order and we will contact you if there are any issues or additional charges.

  6. How can I pay for my order?
    Your order will be billed to the department you noted on your submission form. Please contact your advisor for any additional questions/comments/concerns.

  7. How long does it take to print?
    Depending on the size of the poster and file size, it can take anywhere from 45 min - 1 hour and 30 min.

    • 24"x36" posters print in about 45 min.
    • 36"x48" in about 50 min. to 1 hour
    • 48"x56" in roughly 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 min.

  8. Do I have to use the University's printing service to print my poster?
    No, this service is in place as an option for your convenience. However, you are free to use whichever service best suits your needs. If you choose to use an alternative service, please keep in mind that your department may not cover the cost. Please consult your department chair for any questions you may have.