POSTERS + FLYERS

Graphic Arts is the campus source to help you promote your events with spectacular color posters and flyers in a wide variety of sizes.

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To place an order please fill out and submit a Printing Request Form

 

But first… 

 

Please review the following print sizes, paper options, and paper weights. If you have questions about available materials, or would like some help deciding what options might be best for your project, we're happy to make recommendations. Send us an email with as much detail about your project as possible. 

 

Once we receive your request, you will receive a timely follow up email with pricing and turnaround times.

PRINT SIZES

Flyers

  • Letter (8-1/2 x 11 in.)

  • Legal (8-1/2 x 14 in.)

 

Posters

  • Tabloid (11 x 17 in.)

  • Tabloid XL (12 x 18 in.)

  • Super Tabloid (13 x 19 in.)

  • Broadside (13 x 26 in.)

  • Banner (47 x 13 in. – single-sided only)

 

*Custom sizes available upon request.

PAPER OPTIONS

House Uncoated (unfinished paper)

Coated 

  • Dull (matte finish)

  • Gloss (shiny finish)

Premium Uncoated (highest quality unfinished paper)

  • White (bright white)

  • Natural (off white)

Astrobrights (bright colored paper)

  • Solar Yellow

  • Cosmic Orange

  • Re-Entry Red

  • Lunar Blue

  • Terra Green

Springhill Colors (pale colored paper)

  • Blue

  • Green

  • Goldenrod

  • Gray

  • Cream

PAPER WEIGHTS

Text (thin, flexible paper; thickness of standard letterhead)

 

Cover (thick, durable cardstock; thickness of standard business card)

PREPARING YOUR PDF PRINT FILES

Failure to provide a print-ready, high-quality PDF file may result poor print quality, or in some cases additional fees for digital prepress to resolve printing issues.

  • File Format: Adobe PDF

  • Adobe PDF preset: High Quality Print

  • Compression/Resolution: 300ppi (pixels per inch)

 

* Do not attempt to ‘gang-up’ multiple pieces per sheet as this will be done during the prepress process.

BLEEDS AND CROP MARKS

Bleed is the term for any artwork, image, color, background, etc., that extends to the edge of a page. Files for designs intended for print to the edge of a page must be set to include a bleed of at least 1/8-inch and crop marks. Crop marks give direction to the printer for cutting the document to the intended size. In order to produce the best results, the inclusion of bleeds and crop marks is required. Follow these guides to set up bleeds and crop marks:

How to set up bleeds and crop marks using Adobe Illustrator

How to set up bleeds and crop marks using Adobe InDesign

SENDING YOUR PDF PRINT FILE

Most files can be sent via email and should be addressed to graphicarts@uchicago.edu. Files over 20MB may prove too large to send via email. Should your file exceed 20MB we recommend making it available via BOX or a similar cloud-based workspace.