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ServicePoster printing

Large format poster printing for study, teaching and research related purposes

For over 20 years, the URZ poster service has been assisting members of the University with creating and printing posters for study and research related purposes. Our poster printing staff will competently advise you on layout and design and are happy to help you with any questions that may arise.

Your poster (up to size DIN C0) will be promptly created with our large format printers. Should you require a special format, this can be ordered after a consultation.

Target group

  • Students
  • University employees
  • Researchers
  • Doctoral candidates

Use

  • High quality printing of large format posters for study and research related purposes.
  • Timely pick-up at the URZ (on the Im Neuenheimer Feld campus)
  • Consultation for questions about design, format and paper selection, printing costs, etc.
  • Special format printing possible upon consultation

 

Access and requirements

Print orders can be submitted via the linked web form. Please log in with your Uni ID, so that your data can be directly transmitted and you will not need to provide this information again at pick-up.

After your print order has been completed, you can pick up your poster at the University Computing Centre (In Neuenheimer Feld 330, Room Z 05).

Due to pandemic restrictions, poster pick-up is only possible by appointment. You can request an appointment when submitting the print order web form.

Cost

The costs incurred are dependent on the print order. You can pay directly at our poster service center with your CampusCard (students), or you can be sent a bill (employees, PhD candidates). Unfortunately, we cannot accept cash payments. Please note that all costs must still be paid even if the poster is not picked-up.

The following table provides an overview of the costs for the various types of paper and formats that are available. Recommendations for selecting the appropriate paper type can be found under "Technical Information".

Table

Paper TypeWeightValid price up to:Price per poster (regular)Price per poster (students)
Paper TypeWeightValid price up to:Price per poster (regular)Price per poster (students)
Coated paper
90g/m²
DIN C0
8,00€
4,00€ (subsidized, authentication with student ID required, order must be made with a student Uni ID)
Coated paper (heavy)
125g/m²
DIN C0
10,00€
10,00€
Photo paper (satin finish)
190g/m²
DIN C0
16,00€
16,00€

Technical information

Supported file formats

Files in the following formats can be processed for poster printing.

  • PDF (Important: For programs that work with layers such as InDesign or Photoshop, please combine/merge all layers into a single layer. Otherwise, problems may occur when printing!)
  • JPG / TIF / PNG

Paper types

Coated paper
This is the standardly-used matt paper. Posters printed on this type of paper is offered at half-price for student orders. (Authentication with student ID required)

Coated paper (heavy)
This paper is a bit heavier. It is not easily bent and is therefore more suitable for framing.

Photo paper (satin finish)
This paper is a quality satin photo paper. The satin sheen enhances the rendering of colors, etc., but, depending on lighting position, it does not reflect much light. Therefore, it is recommended for posters with numerous photos (not necessarily for posters with diagrams and tables).

Poster sizes

The standard poster format is DIN A0. For other sizes, please refer to the following tables (dimensions given in mm):

 

Table

FormatPaper LengthPaper Width
FormatPaper LengthPaper Width
DIN A0
1189mm
841mm
DIN A1
841mm
594mm
DIN A2
594mm
420mm

Please be aware that marginless printing is not possible.

We also offer DIN C formats. Due to their larger length and width, these formats provide an approximately 20% larger area for information and images.

Table

FormatPaper LengthPaper Width
FormatPaper LengthPaper Width
DIN C0
1297mm
914mm
DIN C1
914mm
648mm
DIN C2
648mm
457mm