The Technology Support Center provides poster printing services for students and faculty for academic purposes. The printer produces high-quality, large-format color printing.
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 or have any questions.
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.
Please call Tech Support, stop by the Tech Support Center on the Main Level of the Myrin Library, or email us with any questions or if you need ANY assistance.
(Pricing and fee info below.)
Guidelines - Format (Powerpoint)
- You must create the slide and set the size before adding content
- Sizing the poster in PowerPoint
- PowerPoint 2013/16: 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.