Graphic Design & Media Services

PowerPoint poster design tips

PowerPoint is a good tool for designing your poster. WITS Graphic Design will print your poster in a timely fashion with
eco-friendly materials at a reduced cost. It usually takes a few hours to print your poster but it is best to start the printing process a few days before you need your poster.

A few tips about layout and the design of your poster:

  • Consider the reader of the poster
  • Dark backgrounds with black text are hard to read
  • Light backgrounds with light text are hard to read
  • Be consistent with your font styling
  • Complete the entire poster on a single platform. Switching from PC to Mac or Mac to PC invites disaster

Some useful web sites

PowerPoint 4' by 3' template with Compass Graphic

PowerPoint 3' by 2' template with Compass Graphic

Here are a few guidelines to insure that your poster can be printed in a timely basis:

  • Below are a few steps that will help you make a PowerPoint file that prints error free:
    • Use standard fonts (Times New Roman, Ariel, Helvetica, and Times)
    • To achieve the best possible print quality for Excel Charts, ChemDraw graphics, JPEG's, and TIFFs; it is best to scale all graphics to print size before inserting them into a Power Point Poster.

To print your poster create a Service Request and upload a PDF or PowerPoint File.

Please include the following with your poster submission:

  • Contact info (name, email, and phone number)
  • Date Desired
Payment Terms
  • Personal Check made out to WITS
  • Cash given as exact change
Please note: Payment is due at time of pickup

If you have questions on layout or problems creating a PowerPoint or PDF file, please feel free to contact me.

Chris Gramlich

WITS Graphic Design & Media Services

Smullin 119a
900 State ST
Salem, OR 97301
503 370 6028