Poster Printing: Acrobat on Windows

Instructions for printing to the Canon printer using Acrobat on Windows.


  • Two poster printers are located in the hallway near IT.
  • You must use one of the computers in the hallway to print to the plotters.
  • The maximum paper width our printers can use is 42".
  • If you have trouble printing or need additional paper, please enter the IT room and someone from will be happy to assist you.
  • The printers warn very early about being low on ink. We monitor these levels and your poster will still print correctly.


  1. Open the file in Adobe Acrobat and sign in with your UW NetID when prompted

  2. Go to File --> Properties

    PDF Properties
  3. Make a note of your page size

    Image Size
  4. Go to File --> Print

  5. Make sure the "Choose paper source by PDF size" box is unchecked then click Properties

    Basic Settings
  6. Make sure that the print quality is set to Standard.

  7. Click on the "Page Setup" tab and make sure the "Rotate 90 Degrees (Conserve Paper)" box is checked

  8. If your poster size is not available, then navigate to "Custom Size"

  9. Input the dimensions of your poster and click OK. NOTE: The width must be smaller than the height.

    Custom Size
  10. Click OK and then Print

    Click OK

    Click Print

Keywords:canon poster printer acrobat windows plotter   Doc ID:74174
Owner:Drew G.Group:Discovery Building IT
Created:2017-06-20 09:27 CSTUpdated:2020-03-05 09:18 CST
Sites:Discovery Building IT
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