In order for your poster to print properly, we have a few suggestions:
1. Make sure that if you created your own template, you resized the PPT slide BEFORE you added any text or images. This will prevent pixilating when the poster is printed.
2. Print your slide on an 8 1/2 " X 11" sheet of paper to make sure that everything is proportional.
3. Have someone read your poster to double-check all spelling and grammar. Once your poster is printed in large size, mistakes will be very noticable.
4. Save your PPT file to PDF before sending it to be printed.
5. Leave time to have your poster printed with time to spare (at least a couple of days). If you catch a mistake, you want time to be able to print it again. This may cost you more money, but it could be worth it if you are presenting at a professional conference.
You can also print your poster in pieces on a regular printer, and piece them together yourself. Here are the instructions:
You will print out your PPT as tiles and piece them together on a piece of poster board. You can do this in black and white or in color. The University Library has a color printer on the 1st floor of the Main Library (color printing is 25 cents per page, Black and white pages are 4 cents per page).
From PPT Tools.
Discounted printing is available via MARCOM for students participating in IdeaFest. For more information, visit the ideaFest site. Printing details are often listed in the presentation submission form.