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The Department's buildings are currently open for wet laboratory work only. We have carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and have introduced a number of new measures to ensure the safety of our staff, including reduced building occupancy, strict social distancing, 'family'-based working, and increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. All staff who can work remotely will do so for the foreseeable future. Please continue to contact us by email until further notice.

Department of Biochemistry


The Department has conducted a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and has introduced a number of new measures to ensure the safety of our staff. In order to accommodate these new measures, our facilities will be operating revised services for the foreseeable future. Details of current arrangements and available services can be found here.

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Please read through the information on this page to help you make the most of our service. You are always welcome to telephone us on 01223 333606 for design advice or with any questions you have that are not answered below.

We produce exhibition prints and posters up to B0 size.  Click here to view print sizes.

Exhibition Printing

The exhibition prints are printed onto a semi gloss paper at a high dpi rate to ensure excellent image quality.  These prints can also be mounted onto 5mm foam board.  Please be aware that large exhibition prints take a long time to print due to the high dpi rate (slow print speed).  Click here to view the exhibition print price list.

Poster Printing

Many of our clients use Illustrator and Powerpoint when designing their posters, however, we are happy to accept high quality PDF and TIFF files exported from other software. We cannot accept Word, Publisher and InDesign file formats.  Our printers run on MAC computers and use 12 different ink tanks including 4 different black tones for market leading print quality.

We print posters onto either 180gsm matte paper, or canvas (135gsm lightweight or 260gsm heavyweight media).  The paper posters can be encapsulated between Matt or Glossy film for added protection.  We recommend you allow three working days for your poster printing order to be completed.  This allows us time to provide you with an A3 proof print to check colours and formatting etc. and you to make final changes prior to committing to the larger poster.  The Canvas Posters can be folded or rolled to carry in your luggage when traveling abroad.  Lightweight canvas posters are now also available on our express print service.  Click here to view our poster printing price list.

Express Poster Printing Service (at additional cost)

When you need a poster in a hurry simply deliver your file before 9:30am in the morning and we will have it ready for collection from 4:30pm the same day!  Or, you may deliver your file by 4:00pm in the afternoon (3:00pm on Fridays) and you can collect it at 9:30am the following working day. There is no A3 proof print available with this service.

Delivery Available for Addenbrooke's and West Cambridge Sites

Working in partnership with the Biochemistry Stores, we can deliver posters to clients based on the Addenbrooke's site daily, and to the West Cambridge site with prior notice.