Wide format printer

Wide-format printing is available in the Digital Design Studio (DDS) on the 3rd floor of Tisch Library. The service is available to all members of the Tufts community.

This is a walk-in service. However, in some cases it is necessary to contact us in advance:

  • Faculty teaching courses with poster projects,
  • Departments with multiple faculty/students printing conference posters,
  • Any groups of faculty/students/staff with multiple prints and a deadline

Please contact us least 72 hours in advance for assistance with planning; if possible, it's preferable to contact us at the beginning of the semester.

We print on rolls of paper that are 44 inches wide and up to 100 feet long. Patrons are responsible for triming excess paper on their prints (we have paper cutters you can use).

Wide-format printing is well suited for posters, photography, and other graphic designs. We are not a print shop and are not suited for magazines, brochures, anything double-sided, large numbers of copies of flyers, or anything with many copies and/or for which you would have to do lots of trimming. Staples or a local copy shop may be a better and cheaper choice for those projects.

Matte Paper - $3.50 per half-foot (rounded up) of paper length.
Luster Paper - $4.50 per half-foot (rounded up) of paper length.

We accept JumboCash for payment. We cannot accept credit or debit card directly, but patrons can deposit to our guest JumboCash account.

Please bring files ready for printing, at the desired final dimensions. Posters and other graphics should be in PDF format. Photographs can be TIFF, JPG, PSD, or PNG. We cannot print Microsoft Publisher files or PowerPoint slides; please save them as a PDF.

If you have further questions please call 617-627-5953, email tischdds@tufts.edu, or stop by the DDS! If you would like assistance with poster design, software, understanding print quality (what size you can print an image at), or preparing a file for print, you've come to the right place.


Digital Design Studio (3rd floor)

DDS Hours

9:00am - 10:00pm