Poster Printing Tips
Allow at least three days in advance to print your poster. If there is a big poster session, our deadline will need more lead time.
Types of Prints
There are two types of prints available – both are high-quality and use fade-resistant pigment-based ink.
- Archival polypropylene is acid-free, meaning that it won’t alter the inks (adding to the longevity of the print), and it’s tear-resistant. It also tends to print a better range of color.
- Our regular paper is a heavy-weight paper that works best for limited-use posters. Being that it’s paper, it is also the greener option.
Please check the poster size required by the event you are attending. Every event has its own requirements, and there is not a “normal” size for a poster. Our papers are 42” wide, so either the width or height of your poster must be 42” or less. If building a poster in PowerPoint, the program limits the size of slides to 56”.
Finished making the poster?
Sending the file as PDF or PowerPoint file:
You can send as a PDF file and we will print to whichever paper you choose. An advantage of sending a PowerPoint file is that it’s editable by the designers. However, sometimes information like special characters will shift between computers so a pdf file must be sent back to you for proofing (ensuring that the file didn’t change).
Be sure to let us know if you prefer the archival print or paper print.
You may pick up your poster at the Information Resources/Library Resources front desk on the second floor of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences building.
If you have further questions please email or call Medical Media personnel: