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The Print Centre

Academic posters

Academic posters

We provide a large format printing service for student, academic and research posters.

We can print your poster on a Variety of materials to match your requirements. From Matt and Satin paper to Vinyl or Canvas. We can also encapsulate or laminate our paper posters to create a distinctive finish.

Poster order form

Standard academic poster sizes are: A0 (841x1189mm), A1 (594x841mm) and A2 (420x594mm), but they can be produced to any size up to 1250mm wide and as long as 15 metres.

Posters are printed onto heavy weight poster paper as standard, but other paper is available including:

– satin finish photo paper for photographic use

– white cotton fabric (useful for overseas travel)

– exhibition vinyl


Finishing options for paper prints only:

– laminating (to the front image only)

– encapsulating (covering both sides of the paper)



Large format printing costs from:

Size Paper Fabric Vinyl Paper with Lam/Encaps
A2 £12 £12 £12 £16
A1 £15 £17 £17 £23
A0 £29 £31 £31 £43

Supplying your files

1.Design your poster

  • Set the file up to be the size you want it to be printed.
  • Images should be at least 72dpi at this size.
  • Save the file as a PDF and double check it.

2. Ordering your poster printing by emailing

  • Your name and email address
  • Dimensions of the finished poster
  • Material type
  • The date required (Posters take at least 2 working days and will be ready by 4pm on the date requested)
  • Your payment method. Payment can be made in the following ways:
    • By cheque made payable to University of Southampton.
    • With a University sub project code.
    • By Debit or Credit Card through the income office.
  • Attach your PDF file. If it is too large to send by email then you can send it through drop off services such as or

3. Collect your poster

Collect your poster from:
The Client Hub
Building 36 , Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
Opening Hours
Mon to Thurs 9.00am – 12.30pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Fri 1:30pm – 4:30pm

We will alert you via email as soon as your poster is ready to be collected.

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