Poster Printing

The Technology Support Center provides poster printing services for students and faculty for academic purposes. The printer produces high-quality, large-format color printing.

Request Timeframe 

We ask that posters be submitted to Tech Support at least 3 days before needed if possible. All poster requests should be emailed as an attachment to techsupport@ursinus.edu.

Size 

The average poster size used for campus presentations is 30 inches by 40 inches, but other sizes can be printed.  Posters are limited to a maximum width of 42 inches. Maximum length can vary so please contact us if you need assistance.

Guidelines - Format (Powerpoint)

  • You must create the slide and set the size before adding content
  • Sizing the poster in PowerPoint
    • PowerPoint 2013/16/365:  Design Tab >  Slide Size, Custom Slide Size
    • PowerPoint 2010:  Design Tab >  Page Setup
  • Average Poster Size – 30’’ x 40’’ (inches)
    • Orientation - Portrait

Sample Poster Template

Blank Poster Template

Elements Of Your Poster

  • Title
  • Name
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Data/Results
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

Guidelines- Font

  • No smaller than 20pt
  • Title should be at least 60pt
  • Be careful of fancy, elaborate, script or any font that may be hard to read from a distance…remember that simpler is almost always better

Guidelines - Color

  • Light backgrounds with dark text work best
  • Watch color combinations
  • Images on your screen reproduce differently on a poster

Guidelines- Graphics

  • Graphs – good
  • Clip art – if tasteful
  • Photos work – just don’t use too many
  • Make sure any extra picture or clipart you use is related to your specific topic and is not too general

Website Resources

Pricing Information:

  • There is a $15 charge for basic posters.
  • Posters requiring more ink due to background, include major graphics, or larger size start at $20.
  • Charges to students may be waived when the poster is for a specific academic requirement or activity such as COSA, classroom presentations, etc.
  • Waivers for other needs will only be granted upon the request of a faculty member on behalf of the student. While waivers cannot be granted for all academic or course-related work, there are circumstances where Tech support can make arrangements with academic departments to cover the costs.

Things to Remember:

  • Your poster should be stand alone
  • Font should be readable from 3’ away (feet)
  • Bullets keep people’s attention more than putting your whole paper on the poster
  • View menu – Grid and Guides allows you to align and space properly.