How do I get my poster printed?
Free or low-cost personal design consultation and printing of posters for undergraduate students is available at Student Media Services (SMS) located on the 2nd floor of the Valley Library, they can be contacted at: 541-737-3332, and are open Monday’s through Thursday’s from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm and Friday’s from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, excluding holidays.
SMS Website: http://is.oregonstate.edu/service/large-format-poster-production
Order a Print Job Online: http://is.oregonstate.edu/sms/webform/print-order-form-sms
Undergraduate students can print one poster for free (lamination is available for a fee) per one event or assignment for a registered class. Standard paper and 36-inch dimensions are used unless an upgrade is requested. See SMS for upgrade pricing.
Student Media Services (SMS) Specifications:
SMS requires two-full business days (48 hours) to produce posters, excluding weekends and official OSU holidays. Rush orders may be available for an additional $50 fee.
Acceptable file formats: .PPT, .EXL, .DOC, .PSD, .INDD, .Al, .PDF, .JPG, or .TIF
Picture resolution must be at print size; pixilated pictures will not be printed.
Any logo used must be an official OSU graphic. Official logos can be downloaded here: http://oregonstate.edu/brand/content/logos. (If you are using a non-OSU logo, you must send a copy of that logo to SMS for their files.)
Data should not be printed in green or red, which tends to be difficult to differentiate for those with color blindness. Shades of blue can also distort and print as purple.
OSU SMS Poster Templates:
Poster Design Tutorial on PowerPoint 2013:
Undergraduate Research Poster Examples:
Article on 10 Rules for a Good Poster Presentation: