Poster Printing Instructions

Banner image of a printed poster

Step 1

Graphic showing text of File and Print


  • Log into a library desktop computer (do not use a personal computer).
  • DOWNLOAD the document you would like printed to the downloads folder or to the desktop.
  • Open your document with the ADOBE ACROBAT desktop application (right click on the document, go to open with, and then select Adobe Acrobat), for best results.
  • Go to FILE and PRINT.

Step 2

Image of a dropdown menu with text Thompson 160 Plotter


  • Open the CHANGE THE PRINTER dropdown menu, click SEE MORE and choose THOMPSON 160 PLOTTER.
  • Click FIT.

Step 3

Image showing a button with text Properties and several dropdown options


  • Click the PROPERTIES button.
  • Click SEE MORE within the dropdown menu to choose the size of your poster.
  • DO NOT SELECT OVERSIZE ARCH. Ensure the option begins with "Arch _"
    • Arch B - 12" x 18" - $3.50
    • Arch C - 18" x 24" - $5.00
    • Arch D - 24" x 36" - $8.00
    • Arch E - 36" x 48" - $14.00

Step 4

Image with text Print Quality and a slider ranging from Speed to Quality


  • Click the PAPER / QUALITY tab.
  • For large blocks of red or high quality images, adjust the print quality slider from SPEED towards QUALITY.

Step 5

Image with text Layout/Output and options Portrait and Landscape


  • Click the LAYOUT / OUTPUT tab and have settings at LANDSCAPE and ROTATION: 90 DEGREES.
  • If printing PORTRAIT orientation, please select ROTATION: AVOID CLIPPING.

Step 6

Image with text Print and image of a student ID


  • Click OK, then click PRINT. Type your last name.#.
  • Posters can be printed at the plotter printers in THOMPSON 160. Swipe your BuckID or type in your last name.# to release the poster.


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