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Underground Media + Design

We are a full-service media, design & print shop located in the basement of the McMaster Students Centre. We offer an affordable range of products and services to help you bring all your projects to life. Email us for a quote today!

Now open for self-serve printing and other walk-in services Tues-Thurs from 10am-4:30pm. *Note that we will be closed for Reading Week*

For all other design & print requests and quotes, please email ugmanager@msu.mcmaster.ca

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We are located in the Lower Level of MUSC, Room B117.

Hours of Operation

Self-Serve Print: Tuesday-Thursday 10am-4:30pm  *Closed for Reading Week*

Available Online: Monday- Friday 9am-5pm

Services & Products we offer include:

  • Self-serve print & copy
  • Business cards
  • Binding
  • Brochures, flyers & programs
  • Wide format posters
  • Roll-up banners
  • Stickers, Buttons, T-Shirts & other promotional items
  • Professional graphic design services
  • Campus screen advertising
  • Vinyl wraps, signage & more!

Contact us for a quote today at: ugmanager@msu.mcmaster.ca

Posters that are intended to be displayed on campus, must meet the following guidelines and be approved by Underground Media + Design.

Poster Guidelines:

  • Posters must not be larger than 11×17 (tabloid) and must be hung with staples, tacks or masking tape only.
  • Must not promote violence, substance abuse, oppressive or discriminatory practices or contravene the McMaster University Anti-Discrimination and the MSU‘s Promotions & Advertising Policy.
  • Club events must have the MSU Clubs logo displayed on poster.
  • Must not be displayed more than 3 weeks prior to the event that is being advertised.
  • External events (not McMaster or MSU) must be free events.

All posters must include the following details:

  1. MSU Approval Stamp (obtained from Underground)
  2. Name of Club, Group or Individual posting the notice.
  3. Date and location of event if applicable.
  4. Event and/or organizer contact information (email and/or phone #).
  5. English translation of all information.

Approval Process

Digital Approval- Please send a PDF of your poster to ugmanager@msu.mcmaster.ca for approval. If all guidelines are met, an approval stamp will be added to your file digitally and emailed back to you.

Walk-in Approval- Please bring printed posters to the front counter at Underground (MUSC B117). Our staff will review your poster on site and add stamps/stickers for up to 10 posters at no charge. Note that more than 10 may be subjected to a small fee.

We are currently not operating our postering service at this time due to limited hours of operation. You will be responsible to ensure the hanging of your own posters on campus boards as needed until further notice.

The Underground operates and maintains a network of over 35 screens across the McMaster University campus. If you are interested in advertising your business or next event, please contact ugmanager@msu.mcmaster.ca for more information & pricing.