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Presentations in Medicine & Science: Poster Formats

Resources to help assist you make good presentations in different formats. Posters and oral presentations

Poster Formats

It is important to talk in advance with your mentor about options for poster design and printing.

Examples of format options:

  • One large page printed on a poster printer
  • Individual panels printed on a 81/2 x 11 paper and mounted on a colorful poster board

Before you print:

  • Discuss options with your mentor ahead of time
  • Print out a draft in 8 ½ x 11 format to proofread and edit
  • Make sure you are using standard fonts and high quality images
  • Think about saving a pdf version if you may be switching from a Mac to a PC

If you are using a printing service:

  • Inform the service what program and platform you used to prepare your poster
  • Make sure the service offers electronic approvals/ that you can view a draft before the final product is printed
  • When checking your proof, make certain to read text carefully
  • Make sure you understand screen vs printing color differences

Common mistakes:

  • Too much material
  • Too much text
  • Poor layout
  • Block of text longer than 10 sentences
  • Waiting until the last minute to print
  • Neglecting to prepare your presentation

Poster Printing @ RBHS

At RBHS see any IST /ACT staff member for information and assistance in printing poster presentations. Posters must be paid for and in the queue during the posted hours of operations. Posters paid for and/ or submitted to the queue after the posted times will be processed on the following business day.

Campus Hours of Operation Phone Number
Newark (MSB C-632)          Monday-Friday,  9:00am – 4:30pm 973-972-6789

Printing prices are based on the rate of $1.00 per inch. Fixed width is 36” long; prices will be calculated based on the opposing dimension ( i.e. 36x12” poster is $12.00, etc). There will be no additional charge based on a color vs white background.



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