The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs offers free poster printing and laminating support to produce high quality posters for presentation. We encourage any faculty, staff, or students involved in research-related activities to take advantage of this opportunity.
Our poster printing services are only available to UM-Flint faculty, staff, or students presenting at research conferences. For non-conference related poster printing, you must contact University Printing Services. They currently charge between $6-12 per square foot.
Designing Your Poster
Though we can create and design posters, we encourage the researcher to design their own posters. That way, they maintain the "ownership" of their work (images, fonts, colors, content, etc.). For assistance, templates are available for download below. These templates are in PowerPoint (the ideal program to use), but you may also use design programs including Publisher, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Each poster is 36 x 48 inches (3 x 4 ft.) by you can resize them as you see fit, by going to "Page Setup" under the DESIGN tab in PowerPoint. Our format printer can produce prints that are up to 42 x 56 inches; or roughly 3.5 x 4.5 feet. Our laminator, however, can only laminate prints less than 38 inches across.
Guidelines for how to create a research poster from scratch can be downloaded by visiting this site.
To print your poster:
- Submit your file to Andre Louis by email or by bringing an electronic version (on a USB flash drive) of it to the Office of Research. Files should be submitted for print no less than two days before the print is needed.
- We can do print jobs between 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. No new print jobs will be accepted after 4pm.
- Your poster MUST be proof-read and in final form before it is sent. Correcting mistakes and making alterations after a print is not only wasteful, but also time consuming.