Printing options

UMaine Printing:

Printing Services, located in the Keyo Building on Rangeley Road, is your official campus source to print your Symposium poster. 

The price is $54.00. Poster size is 36″ x 48″. You can choose from a vertical or a horizontal format.

Steps for success with your Symposium Poster:

Deadline to submit to Printing Services: April 5, 4 p.m.

Use the templates provided as they represent the official format of the University of Maine Student Symposium. Choose from Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint. Templates can be found on the Symposium website.

Create a folder on your computer containing all your original files. This includes the file your presentation is made from, the images, and the final PDF. We recommend naming it with your name and abstract number.

Compress the file: 

  • On Mac: Right-click on the folder and choose “Compress”.
  • On PC: Press and hold or right-click the file or folder, select (or point to) Send to, and then select “Compressed (zipped) folder”. A new zipped folder with the same name is created in the same location.

Submit the job to  You will need to provide the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Phone number
  3. Email
  4. Payment information — DO NOT SUPPLY credit card information at this time
  5. Identify how this job will be paid for (eg., you will be paying for it, your faculty mentor or department will be paying)
  6. Is delivery needed for a reasonable accommodation? Keyo does not have an accessible entrance, so we will happily make reasonable accommodations as needed
  7. Proof sign-off: An email proof will be provided once the order has been received and processed. It’s important that the contact person pays attention and approves promptly from If you don’t see it within 48 hours of ordering, please call 207.581.3767 or email
  8. Look for a pick-up email! This will alert you that your poster is ready to pick up and be paid for. If you have someone helping you pay, please make sure that all methods of payment are with you when you arrive to pick up.


What formats are the poster templates provided in? Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint

Size: 36″x48″

Cost: $54.00 per poster

How do I pay? Cash, check, or credit/debit card. You can call in your payment information as well. If your department is paying for this poster, please include that information in your order.

Where do I pick up? Orders are picked up on the bottom floor of Keyo (off the mailroom). If you need an alternative pick-up location as an accommodation, please let us know when you order.

What are the Printing Services hours? Printing Services is open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. It is not open on weekends.

Watch for some printing success tutorials to help you build presentations to stand out! 

IMRC Center:

Printing at the IMRC Center: 

You may also choose to print your poster at the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization (IMRC) Center in Stewart Commons.  The Prototyping Lab has a single large format Canon ImageGRAF printer that can print an item of several square feet in size, with a width of 44”.

Key differences between printing through Print Services and printing at the IMRC Center: 

  • The overall cost of your print will be lower at the IMRC Center. 
  • The IMRC Center does not provide proofreading or quality control services. 
  • The IMRC Center requires registration as a lab user, while Print Services just requires information about that singular print.
  • With only one printer, high demands or technical problems may make this option unavailable. Print Services can accept print job requests closer to UMSS and guarantees timely printing.

Printing at the IMRC Center is a good option for your Symposium poster if: 

  • You are already an IMRC Center registered user and have an iLab account, OR
  • You are willing to take registration steps prior to setting up your print
  • Your poster design is ready to print in March 
  • You are confident that your poster design has no errors or compliance issues 

Estimated IMRC Center Large Format printing costs for a 12 square-foot Symposium poster: 

Usage cost:  $6.60 (cost to run the printer) 

Consumable cost:  between $14.40 for large format matte paper and $15.24 for large format luster paper

Labor cost:  A technician can print your poster on your behalf at your request for an additional $16.

Total:  $21 – $37.84

To print through the IMRC Center you must be registered as a lab user. To register navigate here.

Please note that this is a self-service option that does not include proofreading services.

IMRC Center accepts cash, checks, or credit cards as forms of payment (they do not accept MaineCard/Black Bear Bucks).

Questions about printing at the IMRC Center may be addressed to