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Poster Printing

Posters must be submitted to Tech Support at least 3 working days before needed. 

There is a $15 charge for basic posters. Posters requiring more ink and/or glossy paper start at $20.

Note: Charges to students may be waived in certain special circumstances where the poster is for a specific academic requirement or activity. Waivers 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.

All poster requests should be emailed to

Guidelines for Poster Printing, Creation, and Presentations

(Download or View Guidelines in PowerPoint Slide Show format (PowerPoint not required)

Guidelines - Format (in PowerPoint)

  • You must create the slide and set the size before adding content
  • Sizing the poster in PowerPoint
    • Design Tab >  Page Setup
  • Average Poster Size – 28’’ x 40’’ (inches)
    • Orientation - Portrait

Elements of your poster

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

Sample Poster

Sample Poster Example

Blank Poster Template

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

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

Websites for Additional Info

Call: 3789
Location: Myrin Lower Level


Blackboard Course Combine Form

Faculty and Staff Technology Resource Guide (pdf)

Student Technology Resource Guide (pdf)


The Technology Support Center provides an HP Designjet 500 printer for use by students and faculty. The printer produces high-quality, large-format color printing. Posters are limited to a maximum width of 42 inches and a maximum length of 56 inches.