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Poster Printing Service at Lathrop

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Setting Up Your File

  • For photo prints, use uncompressed and original-sized images whenever possible to retain maximum image quality. 
  • We recommend keeping prints to 44 inches (or under) on all sides for quick printing. 
  • When using the Stanford logo and seal, be sure to adhere to the  design guidelines  and  avoid mistakes.

Supported File Types

  • Adobe Acrobat (PDF) 

  • Adobe Photoshop (PSD) 

  • Standard Graphical Formats (TIF, JPG, PNG). 

  • Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT) PDF document is preferred.

​CMYK files are NOT supported. Our printer is an RGB printer and CMYK will be converted before printing. (This may result in color shifts.) 

Recommended Resolution

  • Your document’s resolution should be set between 180 dpi or pixels/inch. 

    • For example, to print a 40” x 30” poster, we recommend that the original image be at least 6000 x 4500 pixels. 

  • To calculate how big your image should be, take the number of pixels along each side and divide it by 180 to get the recommended length in inches. 

  • To approximate the look of the final output, try zooming into your document by 100%. 


  • Prints start at $55 each and must be prepaid for via credit card. Order your poster online at
  • Rush Jobs (printed within 4 hours) that we can accommodate: +$25 
  • Documents over 44 inches long: +$25 per additional partial foot 
  • No refunds will be granted user errors or non-printer issues. Please check your document carefully for things like spelling mistakes, misaligned page layout, and low-resolution grainy-looking graphics prior to submission. 
  • After the poster has been picked up from Lathrop Tech Desk, it is considered approved and no refunds will be issued.

Fees subject to change as needed. 

Printing & Delivery

  • We only use 7-color Epson Ultra-Chrome archival-quality pigment inks and Epson Enhanced Matte Paper to ensure that you get amazing, exhibition-quality prints. 
  • As a courtesy, our staff will trim off the white margins of your poster after printing. Please let us know if you prefer otherwise. Posters longer than 60 inches cannot be trimmed. 
  • You may have one free 48" mailing tube for each poster ordered, while supplies last.
  • Standard turnaround time for non-rush jobs is 3 business days. To check the status of your print, call the Tech Lounge at 650-723-9407 during our business hours. For rush jobs, we may call you when your print is ready to be picked up.
  • Rush jobs can be ready within 4 hours for an additional fee
  • Completed posters left unclaimed for more than 30 days may be discarded without notice, unless you have made other arrangements in advance. 

For More Information contact the  Lathrop Tech Desk

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