UAB - School of Optometry - Research Poster Printing
 

Research Poster Printing

Please fill out the form below to request a poster to be printed on the large form printer. You can request a proof of concept printout (A4) before requesting a full size print. After submitting the request, a confirmation email will be sent to your registered email address. For instructions about poster printing, Powerpoint page setup, limitations, paper size and picture quality, please see the guidelines and resources section below. For more information about poster sizes, requirements, etc. please visit the appropriate conference website.

Please note: The last date for submitting a poster print request is 7 days before the start of your meeting. After this date, we can not guarantee your poster will be printed on time.

For any questions about poster printing, please email Satina Richardson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Guidelines and Resources

Printer Constraints

Please be aware that our large format printer has four paper roll types: 24”, 32”, 36", 42” and 44” wide and at any length. All proof pages are on 24” paper.

Templates

These templates measure 56 inches by 42 inches. If you need a custom size, contact Satina Richardson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Download Templates

Logos

School of Optometry logos can be downloaded from the UAB Toolkit website.

Poster Page Size

In the Page Setup item, under "Slide sized for”, choose “Custom”. Please be aware: Powerpoint has a maximum page size of 56”. If you need a poster that is larger than 56”, set the page size to half the required poster size. On the large print form, set poster size to its actual size, so we know to enlarge it to 200%.

Page Setup Example

For ARVO 2016, the maximum allowable poster size is 66” x 44”. For maximum poster size, choose the 42” roll, for a 42” poster height. The maximum page width for ARVO is 66”, so that will be your poster width. However, PowerPoint’s maximum Page Size is 56”, so set the Page Size to half your poster size: 33” x 22”.

If you want to keep the proportions (3:2), your poster size will be 63” x 42”, so set your Page Size to 31.5” x 21”.

Note: Changing poster size after creating the poster can create problems. Text may be hidden or hanging over the edge of the page, so proof your poster before sending it to print.

Inserting Pictures

Pictures copied and pasted from the web, Word, Paint or other programs can be of low quality. Printing low quality pictures on a large form printer makes the image look grainy or pixelated. To prevent this, pictures should be at least be 150dpi at a 100% poster size and 300dpi at 200% poster size. To check how your picture will look when printed in full size, zoom in to 100% (Zoom in to 200% for 200% poster sizes).

Supported files include:

  • EMF and EPS image files create the best quality output, but not commonly used.
  • TIFF images are usually uncompressed and high quality images.
  • JPEG images are compressed so the quality varies. Make sure to save a JPEG file in “High Quality” if possible.

Poster Print Submission Form

First Name(*)
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Last Name(*)
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E-Mail(*)
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Meeting Name(*)
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Meeting Date(*)
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Poster Title(*)
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Poster Width(*)
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Enter poster width, in inch or cm. We have 24”, 36”, 42” and 44” rolls of paper, so either width or height needs to be 24”, 36”, 42” or 44”. All proof pages are on 24” paper.

Poster Height(*)
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Poster System of Unit(*)
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Proof Page?(*)
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A proof of concept print can be requested. This will be printed on A4 and can be collected or sent via email

Required Print Date(*)
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NIH Grant#
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P-30 Grant#
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Upload Poster File

Upload your poster file here. Alternatively, you can copy/paste the UAB dropbox URL where the poster file is located

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