Poster Session

Large-format posters are a popular and effective way of communicating one’s research at professional meetings. We assist faculty and graduate students by advising them on how to create eye-catching, effective, professional posters for presentation. Printing such posters in-house offers convenience and efficiency as well as saves enormous amounts of time and money for faculty and graduate students.

The HP Designjet Z3200 44" Photo Printer produces gallery-quality black & white and color prints using the Vivera Color Ink System with 12 inks. The posters will have a print permanence of 200 years, smoother transitions of color, and neutral grays and color accuracy of the highest quality. This printer has an embedded spectrophotometer enabling easy calibration and profiling while delivering greater ink efficiency.

Types of Paper

HP Recycled Bond Paper:

HP recycled bond paper is made of 100% recycled based paper from post-consumer waste papers, this chlorine-free paper has a natural white finish without added Optical Brightener Agents. This 100% recycled base paper delivers high-quality results, helps meet enviromental objectives.

HP Universal Heavyweight Coated Paper:

This economical paper offers high-quality images that dry quickly with no glare. Designed for full-color graphics, it is ideal for signs and posters that will be changed or replaced frequently. This paper is certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) the Mark of Responsible Forestry,

HP Everyday Pigmented Ink Gloss Photo Paper:

Microsporous surface allows for maximum ink absorption, resulting in vibrant colors, fast dry time, superior fade resistance and handleability. This paper is certified by PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), Promoting sustainable Forest Management,

Additional printing materal available per special request and order:

  • HP Premium Vivid Color Backlit Film
  • Durable Banner with Dupont Tyvek
  • HP Durable Display Film
  • HP Everyday Matte Polypropylene
  • HP Durable Flag Fabric
  • HP Film (Technical and Graphic)
  • HP Baryte Satin Art Paper
  • HP Fine Art Printing Material including convas and fine art paper

All large-format posters printed in this office include a full-sized draft copy printed on bond paper prior to printing final versions of the posters on the glossy photographic paper. In essence, each poster is printed twice to ensure quality and accuracy.

*Tips for designing the poster yourself, use the following link for excellent information on design and layout:
An Effective Poster

Other Posters

Posters are designed for a variety of needs including recruiting undergraduate and graduate students, advertising departmental programs, and promoting special events and lecture series such as the Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series presented at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. These posters range in size from 11”x 17” to as large as 42”x 84”. The time required to produce such posters varies but generally 2 weeks is preferred.

Small Format Printing

Small-format printing options include glossy, transparency, inkjet, color laser, black & white laser, and photo prints for brochures, flyers, certificates, reprints, and photos. The printers available for these needs include an HP Photosmart printer for photos up to 8½”x11”; HP Laserjet 1020 and 1150 for quality grayscale printing; and Dell Color Laser Printer 3110cn for color printing and duplexing.


Choose a template that can be used for the creation of your poster. Dimensions are in the format (vertical x horizontal). These templates are new. There will be more to come.