Printing Services

 

Wide-Format Posters & Banners

Banner Example

We offer high-resolution, full-color wide-format posters and banners that are up to 36" x variable width or length. Our graphic designers can create a custom design for you or you may submit your own digital file for output. Pricing is by the linear foot of material used and percentage of ink coverage. Less than 50% coverage and/or text only is considered light. Graphics and photos with more than 50% ink coverage are considered heavy. A variety of finishing services are available, see below.

NEW! Posterboard

We now also offer printing directly on a 24" x 30" posterboard eliminating the need to mount your poster on foamcore. The posterboard has an enhanced matte finish and can be laminated. Contact Dianne Harbolt at (425) 564-2974 for more information.

For printing of smaller posters (12" x 18" and under), see Color Copies.

Media Type (per linear foot)

Light-Medium
Ink Coverage
Heavy Ink Coverage

Heavy Matte Coated Paper
Can be laminated for added durability

$11.00 per foot $16.00 per foot

Premium Gloss Photo Paper
Primarily for art-quality reproductions

$16.00 per foot $21.00 per foot
Scrim Vinyl
Water resistant & primarily for outdoor use
$22.00 per foot $30.00 per foot

NEW! Posterboard: 24" x 30", Matte Finish
(No bleed available. Artwork smaller than 24x30 will be charged for a full sheet)

$30.00 per sheet $36.00 per sheet

In addition to the above options, other specialty media types and 44" wide format paper is available by request
(full rolls only).

Turnaround Time

Turnaround time is approximately 2-3 days, depending on workload (not including graphic design time if needed).

Please contact Dianne Harbolt at (425) 564-2974 or dianne.harbolt@bellevuecollege.edu for more information or turnaround times.

Submitting Requests

Customer-Supplied File: If you created the artwork, submit your file via Request Center: Posters & Banners. See file prep charge below.

Graphic Services Design: If you need us to create the artwork, submit a Graphics & Printing Work Request.

File Preparation for Customer-Supplied Files

Poster or banners created by customers require a file-preparation charge.

File Preparation (minimum .25 hour) .......................................

$60.00 per hour

Finishing Services

Foamcore Mounting

Mount your posters or signs on foam-core board for additional durability. We have 24” x 36” foam-core (.1875” thick) in stock but can order larger sizes upon special request (additional turnaround required).

White Foam-Core ........................................................

$2.00 per square foot

Black Foam-Core .........................................................

$2.50 per square foot

Wide-Format Laminating

Our wide-format laminate material is a medium-weight material (5 mil) with UV protection (to minimize fading), has two layers and is available up to 40” wide. We can laminate items up to ½” thick and trim either right to the edge or leave a border to encapsulate the material to help minimize moisture damage. Let us know your preference when ordering. Lamination material is available in both gloss and matte finishes. The gloss finish is standard unless otherwise specified. If an item needs to be especially sturdy, it can be run through the laminator twice.

For laminating smaller posters (11” x 17” and under), see page Bindery & Finishing Services.

Gloss Material .............................................................

$1.80 per linear foot

Matte Material .............................................................

$2.55 per linear foot

Velcro or Grommets

Velcro or grommets are a great way to hang or display your items.

Velco Material .....................................................................

$2.75 per foot

Grommets (brass colored) ........................................................

$1.00 each

Labor Rates

If you need finishing services not listed above, the hourly labor rate will be applied. For a rush or after hours requests, please call in advance.

Labor (minimum .25 hour) .....................................................

$28.00 per hour