Poster Printing

A poster printer in the Octavia Lab

Poster Printing

The Octavia Lab has an Epson large-format printer. Lab members may print images as large as 36” x 48”. Lab members may only print one poster per week. Only one print request per person will be accepted and printed at a time. Equipment is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How does it work?

Poster printing requires that you provide a print-ready image file. Print submissions must be at least 18” x 24” and 200 dpi. You may submit your image file via email or on a flash drive. Lab staff will have lab members verify they are printing the correct image at the correct scale. Lab members must be present to complete an invoice before their print job is printed.

How much does it cost?

Access to the lab’s software/equipment/tools is limited to lab members only. Lab membership is free. Since we are currently in our soft launch, lab members are eligible to receive one free poster print a week. Eventually, print cost will be determined by square footage. Matte prints will be $6 per sq/ft and glossy prints will be $8 per sq/ft.

What do I need to bring?

In order to use the poster printer, you will need to provide your own image file.

We accept the following image formats:

  • TIFF
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • PDF

We do not accept the following image formats:

  • AI
  • PSD

The Octavia Lab supplies matte or glossy paper (while supplies last). The Octavia Lab does not require, or allow outside paper to be used on the printer.

The printer may be used for lawful purposes only. Users will not be permitted to use the printer to print images that are:

  • Prohibited by local, state or federal law.

  • In violation of another’s intellectual property rights; for example, materials that are subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.

  • Are inappropriate for the library environment; or

  • Violate another person’s property rights. For example, the printers will not be used to reproduce objects or materials that are subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection.

Lab staff will review every object file before it is printed, and the library reserves the right to refuse any print request.

Lab members are responsible for design specifications (including measurements, color, bleed, etc).

Lab staff is not responsible for design flaws, and will not modify submissions.

If you are unsure if your image meets our submission requirements, feel free to submit your file to Lab staff will review your request and briefly evaluate each submitted file for size, compatibility with printer, and the need for support.

Poster Printer Titles