Same Day Student Academic Poster Printing With Nationwide Next Day Delivery

We offer a range of papers for all budgets. Your work will be printed with care by our experienced team. Our free London-based collection service also means that we are also super-competitive on price!

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We are specialists in student and academic poster printing. We regularly produce posters for students from universities across London, including LSBU, London College of Communication, LSE, UCL, King's College, Kingston University, University of the Arts London, Brunel University, Imperial College, University of London, Queen Mary, Birkbeck, London Metropolitan, City University, SOAS and many more!

So whether you're a medical student displaying your research poster or an art student with a portfolio to print, we have a range of paper options to suit your every need.

Unlike some of our competitors, our prices are shown as seen - VAT is included and there are no hidden extras. A free cardboard poster tube is included with each order so you can keep your work safe.

We have 5 different paper options for academic posters, each suitable for a wide range of uses.

Standard Satin

Our Standard Satin paper is a 170gsm thick paper with a satin semi-gloss finish. Satin papers have a slight sheen, which produces a vibrant, semi-gloss finish and is best used for prints with lots of photographs or graphics that you really want to stand out.

This paper is very popular for student poster and presentation printing, as well as for personal use for low-cost photographic prints or in retail as point-of-sale posters.

Standard Matte

The Standard Matte paper is also 170gsm thick and has a matte finish with no sheen. This will produce better results in well lit areas, and is also great for framing behind glass, as it won’t reflect lighting.

We also recommend this paper for student poster and presentation printing. It’s also good for illustrations and is suitable to be written on. 

Premium Satin

At 270gsm thick, Premium Satin is our highest quality paper. It has a professional semi-gloss finish, great for producing vibrant colours and high resolution photographic prints.

We recommend this for photographic printing, gallery quality prints or even high end academic presentation posters.

Premium Matte

Our Premium Matte paper is also 270gsm thick with an unreflective matte finish. Like the Standard Matte, this is perfect for use in framed prints and well lit areas, such as meeting rooms or galleries. 

We recommend this paper for graphic art portfolios and illustration prints, as well as for highest quality matte photographs requiring a premium look and feel. It can also be used as a durable solution for presentation and academic purposes.

Plain Paper

At 90gsm, Plain Paper is our lightest weight, similar to regular cartridge paper you may have at work or at home.

Due to it's light weight, we don't recommend this for high ink coverage images or photographic prints, but it's perfect for architectural plan prints or low-cost, budget posters.

All of our academic Posters are printed on our Epson SureColour printers, using only genuine Epson inks for the highest print quality. These printers are all equipped with 10-colour inks and have a built in colour spectrometer for a wide colour gamut and accuracy.

Travelling abroad? Try out our foldable Fabric posters and fit your poster inside your hand luggage!

Getting Your Order


You can collect your order from our central London production studio in SE1, between 10am - 6pm, Monday - Friday. Easily accessible via a wide range of London Underground stations.

Need to pick up earlier or later? That's no problem - get in touch with our friendly team and we can discuss your requirement for out-of-hours collection.

Standard Delivery

We offer free standard delivery via Royal Mail on all academic poster orders. Standard delivery typically takes 2-3 working days from dispatch, but can take up to 5 - so make sure you factor this in when ordering.

Next Day Delivery

We also offer Next Day Delivery on academic poster orders placed before 2pm, Monday - Friday. Next Day Deliveries are fulfilled by either APC or Royal Mail and generally arrive between 8am - 6pm the next working day.

Same Day Delivery

Left it to the last minute? No problem! We offer a Same Day Delivery service within London, utilising Pedal Me and their carbon-efficient cargo bike delivery service. Get in touch with our team to discuss pricing.

Please ensure you provide your artwork file in either PDF, JPG or TIFF format. Please note we do not accept PowerPoint files.

For best results, we recommend artwork files are provided in at least 300DPI.

At Captain Cyan, we're fully committed to substantially reducing our environmental impact and are ahead of the curve on this within our industry. We believe in improving the sustainability of large format print and will always champion sustainable solutions, logistics and products for our customers. Visit our Sustainability page for more information on our sustainable credentials.