One of the many support services we offer is poster printing.
Posters are typically printed by Margaret in LYNN B210. Submit poster files on weekdays (Monday through Friday) between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Depending on the volume of orders, equipment status and personnel availability, wait times for printing may be several days. Please have posters ready well before your deadline in case of a long wait. Plan to have your poster in no later than 1 week before you actually need it.
During special events or conferences like Phi Zeta, posters will be printed on a first come/first serve basis and must be turned in by the posted deadline. If posters are submitted past the deadline, we do not guarantee that they will be ready by your requested date. Earlier is always better than waiting until the last minute.
In order to provide a quality service, MIIT requests that posters meet the following requirements and guidelines.
- Please proof your poster before bringing it in. We try to watch for things that may cause printing problems or create poor quality posters; however, we do not proof your posters for content or spelling nor do we print a hardcopy for proofing.
- Posters should be delivered in PDF (*.pdf) format. We can accept PowerPoint, Illustrator or Publisher files.
- Posters must be delivered on flash drive, disc or via Purdue Filelocker.
NO Files will be accepted via email or as Footprints’ Attachments.
- Dimensions should not exceed the following (*Phi Zeta Dimensions):
- Medium: 35.6” x 56” (* Medium: 35.6” x 49.6”)
- Large: 41.6” x 56” (* Large: 41.6” x 55.6”)
- Images should have a minimum resolution of 300dpi (PowerPoint converts images to 72dpi. Do not use PowerPoint if you plan on having images on your poster.) View posters at 200% to check the quality of the images.
- All posters must meet PVM branding requirements. IE: Purdue and PVM logos must be of high quality and must maintain their proper aspect ratios. High quality logos can be obtained from the Office of Advancement.
- Please choose Standard Windows fonts.
- Colors are not guaranteed. Different printers interpret your work differently. Dark background colors do NOT print well.
- Please do not use heavily colored backgrounds that use excessive ink.
- All posters will be reviewed by MIIT prior to printing to ensure all guidelines are met.
*Note: Posters not meeting the preceding guidelines will be returned for revision.