Poster Printing Request Form

This service is provided to MIT Department of Biological Engineering faculty, students and post-docs. Please do not rely on same day printing service without prior communication with to confirm our availability. 

Please use the following form to submit a poster file for BE-IT to print.  The preferred file type for printing is PDF.  If your file exceeds 12MB in size, please contact BE-IT to make alternate arrangements for file transfer via Dropbox, FTP, etc. Details on preparing your file for submission and printing are included below. You will receive an email when your poster is ready to picked up outside 56-205. 


Check YES on this box if you would prefer we don't place your poster in the hallway and instead hand it off to you in person. This option is for those who concerned about the security of your data. By checking YES, be-it will arrange with you a pickup time.
Please select the primary reason this poster is being printed. This is for BE-IT tracking purposes.

Retreat poster size should not exceed 42” WIDTH x 56” HEIGHT (but both may be smaller).

As was the case at last year’s event, the poster stands are set in ‘portrait’ mode. Please review this figure for clarification:

Important Details to Review Before Submitting Your File

  • Posters can be created in the application of your choice, most often they are done in PowerPoint, Keynote, or Illustrator. Whichever application you use to create the poster, please try to submit a correctly sized PDF version for printing. The PDF version ensures the integrity of your poster design.
  • It is essential that your submitted poster PDF be correctly sized. The paper rolls used on the printer are 42" or 36" so one edge of your design can not exceed 42 inches. A good maximum size for posters that will be displayed at poster sessions is 42" x 42".
  • Before submitting, review the "properties" of your PDF document from the File menu to confirm your poster size. Do not send a poster that is sized 8.5" x 11".
  • If your file exceeds 12MB - contact BE-IT to make alternate arrangements for file transfer via Dropbox, FTP, etc.
  • Posters are printed on HP Semi-Gloss Satin Pigment Ink Paper.
Please provide the dimensions of your poster in inches (e.g. 42"x38") so that we can select the proper paper size.
Choose a File and then click Upload.
Files must be less than 12 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf ppt pptx.

Please Note:  We are aware of an intermittant error with this form.  After submitting the form, you should receive a confirmation email.  If you do not, please email to alert us to your submission.