The Technology Support Center provides poster printing services for students and faculty for academic purposes. The printer produces high-quality, large-format color printing.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Elements Of Your Poster
- 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
- 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
- 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.