Poster Production


UW Poster is an on-campus, large-format poster print shop that serves the University of Washington community. If you are a student, faculty or staff member of the University, we look forward to helping you with your poster projects. We also serve UW affiliates, city, county, state and federal agencies, and many hospitals and research institutes that serve the University’s mission to the community.

Our staff has a great deal of experience producing visual materials for the science and research communities at the University of Washington. We take pride in making your excellent work look its best. 

We are located in Room T-271 Health Sciences Building, and are an arm of Health Sciences Academic Services & Facilities.

Phone: 206543-9275   Fax: 206-543-8051


Other questions? Check out our FAQ

Basic Steps
  1. Create your poster.

  2. Place your order online by selecting your product and filling out the required information. Submit only one file/image/poster per order.

  3. Check ‘Proof’ if you desire a small copy of your poster. Then pick it up in T-271.

  4. Pick up your finished poster in T-271 and pay with credit card or UW budget number.


We’ll send email notifications with clear instructions at each step.

Production Schedule and Turnaround Times

Posters take from 24 hours to a few days depending on services needed. 


There are three cut-off/due times daily Monday – Thursday: 10am, 1pm, 4pm

Place order with proof by:

  • 10am: proof ready at 1pm
  • 1pm: proof ready at 4pm
  • 4pm: proof ready at 10am next day

Poster production after proof approval, or if no proof was requested, by:

  • 10am: poster ready at 10am next day
  • 1pm: poster ready at 1pm next day
  • 4pm: poster ready at 1pm next day

Posters take 24 hours to ~4 days to produce, depending on the services and materials required. Due times are determined once we know the scope of your order. For a proof: Proof are available within a few hours, always on the same printers we’ll use for your final poster. We’ll notify you via email when the proof is ready for review. This is the time to make changes or corrections to your poster and submit a revised file. OR, approve the proof for printing ‘as is’. (Another proof may be recommended for the revised file.) Once the proof has been approved, the turnaround times are as follows:

  • Standard Poster: 24 hours
  • Banner Stand: 4-7 business days
  • Banners: 3 business days
    • Grommets may require additional time
  • Peel & Stick:  3 business days (large volume may require additional time)
  • Tyvek: 3 business days
  • Mounting requires an additional 2-3 business days.

Please contact us to discuss your larger project: 206-543-9275 /


RUSH order: with pre-approval only when workload allows
Contact us to inquire: 206-543-9275 |

We can ship your proof or poster to you by campus mail, UPS, or courier


Cost estimates are calculated on each product page. These estimates apply to many preset product services and sizes, but do not always reflect an accurate final cost. Importantly, we will only bill you for products and services we actually provide. Cost is roughly associated with the square inches of the printed poster or banner. Mounting, lamination and other selected options also affect the cost. We can contact you with a more accurate estimate once we have opened your order.

You may also contact us for an estimate: 206-543-9275 |


Business Hours

Winter hours: 8:00-4:30pm Monday – Thursday

Summer hours: 9:00-4:00 Monday – Thursday

Closed on Fridays and UW holidays: 

  • New Year’s Day (half day, New Year’s Eve)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘s Birthday
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans’ Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day (half day, Christmas Eve)