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Policy Statement:
Date: May 1, 2014


  • The Health Sciences Library poster printing service is available for New York Medical College Library users, by appointment, Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and 10:00am to 04:00pm on Sundays subject to staff availability. Call (914)594 4200 for an appointment or visit our website to schedule your own appointment.

  • The Library may not be able to accommodate all requests for poster printing due to time and staffing limits. Patrons may need to use outside vendors due to scheduling limitations. *see below

  • Each appointment is for the printing of one poster only. If you have two posters to print, you need two appointments.

  • Appointments at times other than stated above, may be arranged subject to staff availability.

  • Walk-in/same-day printing requests are considered RUSH* and may be possible, subject to staff availability, at double the fee.

  • A late appearance of more than 15 minutes will be considered a voluntary cancellation of the appointment and another one will need to be scheduled.

  • Patrons are asked to stay until printing is progressing smoothly for in-person appointments.

    Planning Your Poster:
  • Patrons should plan their posters carefully, being especially mindful of software limitations. PowerPoint is the preferred format for posters, although other formats may be accommodated.

  • Posters should be saved to a USB memory stick. We do not retrieve files from emails for in-person appointments.

  • Consult Library web page for details, sample templates and instructions on creating, printing and preserving your poster.

  • Staff members do not provide design help nor will any corrections or modifications be made during your appointment. If corrections are needed prior to printing the final version, another appointment will be necessary.

  • Some posters may be subject to fading depending on the poster printer used and the display location. The library does not provide laminating services.

  • Posters directly related to NYMC curricular requirements take precedence over any other poster jobs. The Health Sciences Library reserves the right to refuse printer services based on content, quality, application used, file size, staff availability or other criteria not in accordance with this policy.

  • Before your appointment time, carefully review your poster. If a poster is printed and there is a problem that is not the fault of the printer, such as a spelling error, the patron must still pay for the poster. Pre-payment is required on all posters.

  • Patrons are responsible for adherence to copyright laws. ‡
  • Costs will be determined by the amount and type of materials used and unless otherwise specified, default materials will be used. Typical costs are given in the chart below.
  • Users should arrive with appropriate payment information provided.

*Academic Posters Fee

Paper Size in Inches → Sample approx. 12"×24" 36"×25-48" 36×49-60" 36×61-72" 42"×25-48" 42"×49-60" 42"×61-72" 42"×73-84" Oversized > 42"× >84"
Paper Quality Matte $35 $40 $45 $50 $50 $55 $60 $65 @ $5.00 per ft.
Glossy $35 $50 $60 $70 $55 $65 $75 $85 @ $10.00 per ft.
Canvas N/A $100 @ $30.00 per ft.
Additional Fees
      Background Color or with more ink on poster + $15 Poster Printing Form 
  ‡ Photograph Quality Posters + addl. $30* Fees
  Doubled for "RUSH" and Non-academic Posters
  Storage Tubes available at the NYMC bookstore.
44" Maximum printer capacity on Height and 100' wide.
Non-standard sizes will be charged the next highest price

‡ It is the patron's responsibility to adhere to copyright law for all materials including photographs used in poster production. Staff reserves the right to refuse to print posters that may not follow copyright law and guidelines.

* We now offer a poster printing drop-off service. Details on how to use this service are available at

There are several websites for help on metric conversion. You may click on the following link for a general search from Google

How to Create a Poster Using PowerPoint Poster Printing Poster Templates and NYMC Logo

Updated 08/17/2015 by A. Mohiuddin

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