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Poster Design and Printing Resources

Picture of a student standing in front of a poster display board for the purposes of scale.

Poster display board. The display board face is 48” high x 93.5” long (roughly 4x8 ft). The typical research poster is 3x4 feet.

Poster Printing Options

The most common question participants ask is "Where can I print my poster?" Listed below are on-campus printers. Consider off-campus options as well, such as printing/shipping stores and online companies (including custom printing fabric companies).

Design Resources

Created by the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library: Creating Poster Presentations Using PowerPoint 2010 (PDF). To view this document, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download.

PowerPoint presentation from the Professional Poster Preparation Workshop, presented November 2016 by Dr. James Mack: Effective Poster Presentations (PPTX). Helpful tips on how to design an attractive and functional research poster.

Designing conference posters by Colin Purrington. Lots of tips, advice, and do's and don't, as well as a powerpoint template for poster design.

'The Eye of the Beholder'—Designing for Colour-Blind Users (PDF) by Christine Rigden. Originally published: British Telecommunications Engineering, Vol. 17, Jan. 1999. (To view this document, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download.) This advice intended for software and web design, but also applicable to poster design. In particular, be very careful whenever you use color-coding on your poster. Make sure there is enough differetation in the colors' lightness and darkness so that a color-blind person can tell these colors apart.

Scientific Poster Powerpoint Templates provides Powerpoint poster templates in a variety of styles, layouts, colorschemes and sizes. 

Some Best Practices of Poster Design (PDF): adapted from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) website. (To view this document, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download.)

Presentation Resources