Poster Design & Printing Resources

Software in the IT Lab

  • Presentation Software
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Keynote for Mac
  • Diagramming Software
    • OmniGraffle for Mac
  • Graphics Software
    • Adobe InDesign
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop
  • Screen Capture Software
    • PowerPoint (Insert -> Screenshot)
    • SnagIt
    • Grab (for Macs)

Quick Tips

Poster must be smaller than 20 x 30 inches; make sure you have your slide size changed before you begin designing.
The IT Lab recommends that your poster is 20 x 30 inches. Foamcore will be provided in this size.
Make sure to set aside 30 minutes for printing. The lab only accepts BevoBucks, so set up your BevoBucks account ahead of time and make sure you have enough money.
Avoid using gradients in your design; the plotter has trouble with them. Bring your .ppt(x) or .pdf file with you on a flash drive or email it to yourself.