The Communications and Media Services department is capable of the following:
- Audio and Video Editing and Production
- Photograph touch ups
- Web Design and Development
- Poster design and printing
- Vinyl signs
- CD or DVD copying and labeling of non copyright material
For more information, contact:
Bill Peters, Manager
Communications and Media Services
St. Boniface Hospital Research
351 Taché Avenue
Tel. (204) 258-1325
Media Services Department inquiries:
Q: When is the last possible moment I can bring you my poster?!
A: We normally state it’s a “day’s time.” We have had some done in as little as an hour. Others have been a day to complete. Remember, we do services for the whole building, and even for outside clients as well – so you may have to wait in line before we can proceed with your print.
Also, some posters brought to us are simple and straight forward. They need no conversions, and no corrections on their logos. Others sometimes have issues with irregular fonts used, or created in programs not commonly used.
Q: I don’t know what size to print this at. What is the regular size?
A: We rarely see more than two or more posters printed at the same size. The answer is; there is no regular size. It is up to you to come prepared with a size in mind. You don’t want it printed incorrectly, because you’ll end up paying for a second poster.
Q: How much does it cost to print a poster?
A: We currently charge $6/sq ft.
Q: Do you laminate? If not, can you send it out for us?
A: We do handle lamination. Please allow an extra day on top of the time to print the poster. Extra fees apply.
Q: What type of file format do you accept or prefer?
A: We can work with MS PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx), MS Publisher (.pub), Adobe Photoshop (.psd), Adobe Illustrator (.ai, .eps), and Adobe PDFs (.pdf).
We have had the least amount of problems printing from Photoshop, Illustrator, and PDF.
Q: What type of paper do you print on?
A: We offer two types of paper. High-gloss, and Matte Polypropylene (Vinyl). The high gloss paper is what we recommend for the average poster.
Q: How large can you print posters?
A: Our printer uses 3.5 ft (42 inches) x 100 ft rolls.
Q: Will my poster fade over time?
A: Currently, our poster printer is not compatible with UV ink. Printing on our high-gloss paper uses more ink, and therefore should last years indoors without fading. It is recommended to keep them out of direct sunlight for long periods of time. Posters printed on our vinyl paper uses much less ink, and in turn, can fade easily, even indoors.
We do plan to upgrade our poster printer with one that is compatible with UV ink. We will announce when this is done.
Q: Can you print to bleed?
A: We trim our own posters. Normally a small white border is left around the edge as a place to use push-pins to hang the posters. If you’d like it cropped right to the edge of the poster, just let us know.