Print Your Poster
Office of Undergraduate Research
New Building, Room 8.66.00
524 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
11:00AM – 4:00PM
Printing your poster
Whether for the Celebrating Student Research symposium, for a conference you will be attending, or for any other purpose, you may need to make a poster displaying the results of your research project. Printing this poster can be costly, so the OUR provides a free poster printing service to students doing research with faculty members.
Designing your poster:
Each discipline has different standards for what should be included in a research poster. Thus, you should work closely with your faculty mentor on the design of your poster, and look carefully at previous student posters in your area of research.
If you intend to use the OUR poster printing service, you must design your poster using Microsoft Publisher or Power Point. Microsoft Publisher is by far the easiest way to go both for design and for printing, so if you are just starting, please use Publisher. If you do not have access to this program, you may sign up to use a computer in the OUR and design your poster here with us. Email us to reserve time on our computer.
You can set the dimensions of the poster however you like. Four feet wide by three feet high is the most common format. Our printer uses paper rolls that are four feet wide so that is the maximum length of one of the dimensions. It is important to set your layout before you start to design your poster, because if you change dimensions once you have content in the layout, that content would get stretched or squeezed.
Your poster must include a large, high-resolution John Jay logo in the top-left or top-right corner. Email us and we will send you a high-resolution logo for inclusion in your poster.
It is best if your poster does not include any identifications or specific references to the venue or conference in which you are presenting. This way, the same poster can be used for future presentations as well, and mounted for long-term display.
Feel free to stop by the OUR for general help with designing your poster.
Printing your poster:
To print your poster, please email us at least one week in advance of when you need it. Include the poster in your email. If everything is okay, we will print your poster and you can pick it up when it is ready. If there are problems with the design or formatting of your poster, you may have to make revisions. Please be sure to double check your spelling before submitting your poster.
Beginning April 4th, 2011, you must email your poster two weeks in advance, due to the rush of poster printing for Celebrating Student Research week. Students who do not provide enough notice are not guaranteed to have their posters printed in time.