PowerPoint poster design tipsPowerPoint 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
- Advice on designing an academic poster, by Colin Purrington
- Poster-making 101, by Brian Pfohl
- Willamette University Visual Style Guide.
Some helpful PowerPoint templates
- 3' by 3' PowerPoint template with Compass Graphic with caption outline
- 4' by 3' PowerPoint template with Compass Graphic
- 3' by 2' PowerPoint template with Compass Graphic
Here are a few guidelines to ensure that your poster can be printed error free and in a timely basis:
- Use the Symbol Font when creating scientific symbols
- Do not place Text or graphics off the edge of the poster
- Use standard fonts (Times New Roman, Ariel, Helvetica, and Times)
- Scale all graphics to print size before inserting them into a Power Point, such as...
- Excel Charts
- ChemDraw graphics
Please include the following with your poster submission:
- Contact info (name, email, and phone number)
- Date Desired
- Payment Terms
- Personal Payment (cash or personal check only)
- Departmental Account number
If you have questions on layout or problems creating a PowerPoint or PDF file, please feel free to contact me.
WITS Graphic Design & Media Services
900 State ST
Salem, OR 97301
503 370 6028