Poster Design and Printing Resources
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).
- Communication Services: Consider the "polyester fabric media" option if you plan to travel with your poster. This material won't wrinkle or crease from being packed in a suitcase or bag.
- DAAP Computer Graphics Center
- Poster Printer at the CECH Library Media Production Lab
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.
- Effect of colour coordination of attire with poster presentation on poster popularity by David A. Keegan and Susan L. Bannister. Originally published: CMAJ December 9, 2003 vol. 169 no. 12 1291-1292.
In other words, give careful consideration to how you dress for your poster presentation! Do not wear a color that clashes with your poster.
- YouTube video: Giving an Effective Poster Presentation