Poster Printing Guidelines for SSR Poster Session 2016

Dates and Deadline:

During the week of Aug. 8th, 2016 , OIT will NOT take any signup for poster printing appointment. All poster printings for Summer Science Poster Session on Friday, August 12th will be submitted as PDF files to Your department or your research group may have different timeframes of when your poster should be ready but the deadline for poster printing submission is set as follows:

Aug. 8th: All poster printing must be submitted via by the end of the day
Aug. 11th: Your poster will be ready for pickup at CET in Sawyer Library after 9AM

Only one copy of each poster can be printed. Typos & mistakes do not qualify for a reprint. Please examine a proof of your poster either on 8 1∕2 x 11 or on 11 x 17 paper to ensure everything appears correct before submitting for printing via!

Poster Size:

Poster size will be with a maximum width of 36″, one side, paper is on a roll of 36” in width so the other side can be longer, but the recommended poster size is 36” by 36″.

PDF File Name:

The file name of PDF’s submitted for printing via needs to include your network id plus your Dept. (e.g. for John Doe of Physics Dept, the file name will look like jd1_phys.pdf). If there is an issue opening the file submitted via, you will be contacted.

Software for Poster Design:

There are many different software available for poster design but the most popular ones are Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe InDesign. Just pick one that’s best for you. If you use powerpoint to create your poster, make sure you set the size of your powerpoint to be either the recommended size (36” by 36″) or your preferred size. By default, powerpoint slide is set for printing on 8 1∕2 x 11 paper. Make sure to convert your final version to a pdf file to be submitted.


OIT has a campus license for which provides in­depth, self­paced instructional videos for a wide range of topics and software including Adobe Indesign and Microsoft powerpoint. Information on signing up/signing in for is available at

If you have specific questions or require assistance, please plan on visiting the Student Media Consultant (SMC) on duty in the CET area of Sawyer Library. Issues that SMC can’t handle will be directed to an ITS member.