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Photo and Poster Printing

For all general printing, the University has contracted Fed Ex Office.

As part of our continued support for scholarly communication, the Freedman Center offers a variety of expert printing services.

Poster Printing

The Freedman Center has large format printers that can print research posters, artwork, photography, signage, maps, and other type of scholarly output for your projects that are up to 42” on one side (and unlimited on the other side). We have a variety of paper types including draft, matte, semi-gloss, gloss, and even canvas.

Photo Printing

Archival photo printing is available in a variety of sizes up to 13”x19” on Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper.  Sorry, but we cannot allow for custom or patron provided papers.

Other Services

The Freedman Center also offers lamination (up to 36” wide), foam board mounting, and general color laser printing. We also sell poster tubes. A complete service listing can be found on our Printing LibGuide.

The Freedman Center is open to any member of the CWRU community, including CWRU alumni. Patrons much show a valid CWRU, CIA, or CIM ID, or the alumni card to print. Visiting researchers should contact directly for obtaining access.

Additionally, all library accounts must be in good standing to use library services & poster printing. So please check early, and clear any fines with library staff at the Main Service Desk.

Ready to print posters, can be dropped in-person at the Freedman Center during regular business hours. Posters will be printed within 48 hours.

Expedited service is available for a $5 rush fee.

  • In by 1pm - ready for pickup at least 1-hour before close on the same business day

  • In by close - ready for pickup at least by 1pm on the following business day

Foam board mounting for posters is only available M-F and may take up to one week.

To ensure quality control we only accept PDF files. Please be sure to convert your files to PDF before drop-off and review carefully.

We do not accept direct email submissions. Files must be dropped off in-person on a USB drive.

If there are extenuating circumstances (ie: you are studying abroad or conducting field research outside of the Cleveland area) please email for assistance.  

Poster Appointments

Appointments offer an opportunity for patrons to have their posters reviewed by our expert staff prior to the printing of the final copy. All appointments are 1 hour long and include a staff review of your poster and a draft print. Once suggestions have been made, the patron will have time to make corrections to their poster. If there is enough time left in the appointment, the final version of the poster will be printed during the session. Poster appointments cost $5.00 and are made using our online scheduler.

Please note: Appointments slots fill up fast, especially around major scholarly events such as Research ShowCase and Source. Please plan accordingly.

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.  

No-shows and any cancellations that happen less than 12 hours in advance will have a $5.00 fine added to their library account.

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