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Date: 19 July 2024

Time: 18:45

Posters: print-only service

graphics@QEHB: graphic design services from University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

For maximum impact, we recommend you use one of the experienced designers in our Graphics Team to produce a professional design for you from your supplied text and images. However, if you prefer, you can supply your own artwork and use our print-only poster service.

The preferred file format for supply of print-only items is PDF. We can accept other formats, e.g. PowerPoint and Word but these may incur extra charges for processing into print-ready files. In all cases files must be laid out as one page at the correct size and required format (see below) with images at a minimum resolution of 300dpi.

Poster finishes

We offer three types of finishes for the printing of your poster. It is important to select the type of finish most appropriate for the intended use of the poster to ensure you are getting the best value.

Standard print The most economical option, printed on 170gsm satin art
Recommended for disposable short-usage posters (e.g. advertising events etc) or display within a frame
A high-quality finish using a matt laminate to avoid glare when displayed
Recommended for posters intended for one-off use at conferences and events or for medium-term display in a static location
Fabric A woven polyester fabric print. Foldable, portable and ideal for travel or conferences abroad
Scratchseal A highly durable, professional matt finish for maximum display impact
Recommended for posters which are to be transported and re-used a number of times or kept on long-term display in a static location

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Poster printing prices, excluding design and VAT*

SizeStandard printLaminatedFabricScratchseal
A0 (84cm x 118.9cm)
A1 (59.4cm x 84cm)
A2 (42cm x 59.4cm)
A3** (29.7cm x 42cm)
A4** (21cm x 29.7cm)

Costings for other bespoke sizes available on request.

* Design is charged additionally at £45/hour for internal UHB staff and £50/hour for external clients.
* VAT is charged at the current rate, where applicable.
** Order quantities of less than 10 prints of A3 or A4 will incur an administration fee of £6.50.

Please note that NHS recharges do not incur VAT. Cash/cheque or external (i.e. non-NHS) invoices are all subject to VAT.


Poster tube £4.00
Velcro £3.00

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust staff can use one of the templates available in the "Downloads" section at the bottom of this page to design their posters. These templates are provided in PowerPoint format.

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Timescales and delivery information

Please allow a minimum 3 working day turnaround time for delivery of print-only posters. If you request an earlier completion date, we will advise on receipt of your request whether this is possible.

All posters are delivered for you to collect either from the Graphics Department at Fourth Floor, East Block, QEH, or from the Clinical Photography office (near Ambulatory Care on level 0) at the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

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Order a poster

To order a poster, please contact us.

graphics@QEHB: 0121 371 6497 / 6493 (internal: 16497 / 16493)

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Further information

If you require any further information, please contact us.

graphics@QEHB: 0121 371 6497 / 6493 (internal: 16497 / 16493)

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