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Self-Service Poster Printing — SIO

Poster printing for academic instruction and research is available with limited technical support.

Where Is Poster Printing?

At Scripps Insitution of Oceanography, posters are printed and picked up at the poster printer on the second floor of the Eckart building.

See UC San Diego main campus poster printing and pick up information here.

How Long Does it Take?

Print time is estimated and may be more than 48 hours. For a specific pickup date, we recommend a commercial printing service like Imprints on campus or FedEx Office.

Can I Print Multiple Posters?

Yes, but first ensure we have supplies needed to print a job with more than 10 posters at once. Contact us a week in advance at (858) 246-4357 (x6HELP) or operations@ucsd.edu.

Printed posters are uncut. Multiple copies will all print on the same sheet. Be sure to set copies to 1 and send a new job for each additional copy.

Estimate Cost with Materials and Size

Poster printing fees are based on the cost of ink and paper used.


Ink costs $0.75 per square foot for each of the four primary colors used in the printing process: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black.


Pricing is based on the cost of one linear foot of paper.


Queue Name

Cost per linear foot

Preview Queue cplot1_np N/A
Heavyweight Coated sioplot $1.00

Set Up a Printing Account


  1. Create a Laser Printing account
  2. Configure premium access for your printing account

Faculty and Departments

Set up a Recharge Printing account.

Print Your Poster

Poster printing is a self-service printing option.

Technical support is limited to the written instructions provided below. This keeps poster printing fees at a minimal level.



Driver Installation Driver Installation
Print a PDF Print a PDF
Print a PowerPoint file Print a PowerPoint file

If you have questions about software setup or preparing print jobs, email Instructional User Services to ask about appointment avilability.

Pick Up Your Poster

  1. Check your print job's status with the Poster Printing Queue Check.
  2. Pick up your poster at the poster printer in the Eckart building.