POSTER PRINTING CHECKLIST
2. Leave time to have your poster printed with time to spare (if you can, at least a couple of days). If you catch a mistake, you want time to be able to print it again. This may cost you more money, but it could be worth it if you are presenting at a professional conference. Poster printing can take 24-48 hours at most places.
3. REMEMBER: poster size for the EUI Student Conference is 40" by 30" and the Undergraduate Research Symposium is 48" by 36".
4. Make sure that if you created your own template, you resized the PPT slide BEFORE you added any text or images. This will prevent pixilating when the poster is printed.
5. Print your slide on an 8 1/2 " X 11" sheet of paper to make sure that everything is proportional and correct.
6. Have someone read your poster to double-check all spelling and grammar. Once your poster is printed in large size, mistakes will be very noticeable.
7. Do your visualizations (e.g. charts, graphs, tag clouds, etc.) tell a story? Are they properly labeled and readable?
8. Save your PPT file to PDF before sending it to be printed.
9. Do not laminate your poster or have it printed on poster board. Almost always, a poster tube will cost extra and you will only need this if you are traveling.
10. If you are traveling internationally, consider printing your poster on fabric. You won't have to worry about carrying a poster tube and it should be approximately the same price. You'll need to use Campus Printing or FedEx for this option.