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Wide Format Printing & Lamination

Services & Guidelines:

  • Print Shop provides limited multimedia services for individuals affiliated with Beloit College, as copyright law allows. Below is a description of the services offered and guidelines for use of each service.

Wide Format Printing:

  • Print Shop staff can print poster-sized documents in full color.
  • The Print Shop wide format printer can handle documents that are up to 40" wide and up to 56” long.
  • In order to preserve fonts and formatting, Print Shop requires PDF format files for printing.
  • Posters can be printed on either glossy or matte paper. Unless otherwise specified, glossy paper will be used for all print jobs.
  • If Print Shop is unable to fulfill a request, we recommend using Staples.


  • Print Shop staff offers lamination for small documents.
  • The Print Shop laminator can handle documents that are up to 11" wide and up to 36” long.
  • If Print Shop is unable to fulfill a request, we recommend using Staples.


  • Beloit College students, faculty and staff can schedule an appointment by emailing Appointments are accepted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We request a minimum of 24 hour advance notice for appointments. This is to ensure that we have sufficient time, staff and supplies available to complete the service request. Current workload and responsibilities of Print Shop staff may dictate how quickly service requests can be completed.


  • Print Shop charges a small fee for these services to cover the cost of supplies, maintenance of equipment and worker time. Payment is accepted by department budget code, cash, or personal check made payable to Beloit College. Payment is due at the time the project request is submitted. Work on a project will not begin until payment has been received. If charging to a departmental account, the form must be signed by an authorized faculty or staff member before work can begin. Any charges to a 04-xxxx account must be verified with accounting before work can commence. Changes to an order will not be accepted once work has commenced. Changes will require the creation of an additional project sheet and appropriate payment.
  • Proofreading & Reprints – Print Shop does not provide a proofing service for posters. Please make sure that your poster looks exactly how you want it before asking Print Shop to print it. It is highly recommended that you come to the Print Shop office to view the poster on screen before printing is started. Print Shop is not responsible for printing mistakes due to problems with the file such as spelling or formatting errors. If your job needs to be reprinted due to spelling or formatting errors, you will be charged full cost for the reprint. Print Shop will reprint posters at no additional cost if there was an error in printing not related to the formatting of the file (printer error, computer error, etc.). This will be at the discretion of Print Shop staff.
  • Lamination Warning - There are certain types of paper that may not be able to be laminated properly, such as glossy paper. Construction paper and card stock paper can also cause problems due to the thickness of the paper. Print Shop suggests bringing a small scrap of paper to use as a lamination test before laminating an original document. Remember, lamination cannot be removed from an item once it has been processed.

Notice: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this equipment is liable for any infringement. Please check this link for further information: copyrightfaqs