The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship

Printing Services

The large format printer in the Freedman Center may be used by any member of the CWRU community, including alumni.  Research posters, artwork, photography, signage, maps, and personal poster projects up to 42” on one side (unlimited on the other side) are all acceptable.  If you do not have a CWRU, CIA, or CIM ID you will not be permitted to print here.  The only exceptions are visiting student researchers.  

Your library account must be in good standing to use library services & poster printing. Check early, and clear fines with library staff at the Main Service Desk.

For more information about our pricing (for posters, poster tubes, laminating, and foam board mounting), please click here.

Gloss photo printing (up to 19" wide) and color laserjet printing is available on a walk-in basis. Printing on specialty paper may require an appointment.  Click here for more information on these services.


We offer the following poster services:

Ready to print - You can drop off your ready to print file in-person at the Freedman Center any time we are open and it will be printed within 48 hours.  For more information on how to drop off a file, expedited printing, and accepted file types, click here.
Note: Foam board mounting for posters is only available M-F and may take up to one week.

Poster review appointments - Appointments offer a chance for patrons to have their posters reviewed by our staff prior to the printing of the final copy.  All appointments are 1 hour long and include a staff review of your poster via a draft print.  Once suggestions have been made, the patron will have time to make corrections to their poster.  Should there be enough time left in the appointment, the final version of the poster will be printed.  For more information on how to make an appointment, click here.  

If you need to cancel your appointment, use the link in your confirmation email.  To cancel less than 12 hours in advance, contact or call 368-0932.  Please note that no-shows and any cancellations that happen less than 12 hours in advance will have a $5 fine added to their library account.


Need to design a research poster but you're not sure where to start?

Here are some design tips and templates that can help:

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