We offer a large format poster printing service with various options for stock and size. Poster requests take a minimum of 24 hours. Save your poster as a PDF and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org specifying your paper choice (matt/gloss/satin) and size choice (A2/A1/A0). Please contact us if you require alternative stocks/sizes.
Any tutors/staff wishing to charge student project posters to a re-charge code should contact email@example.com. We will ask for a list of the student’s names and a re-charge code. Please note that we may ask for extended lead times depending on the amount of posters.
You can now print your own large format posters on the Colorwave printer located in the Library Building adjacent to UCLan Print. You can find a guide to the Large format printer here.
You can also find Large Format Printing Guides adjacent to the printer. This is the cheapest method available for printing large format images on campus. Please note you cannot laminate posters from this machine.
Do you need a few pointers with your project? Creating your own poster can be simple. Here are a few guidelines to help you in your design.
The simplest programme to use when designing posters is Microsoft PowerPoint, although you could use various programmes, these include:
Microsoft Office - PowerPoint
Microsoft Office - Word
Microsoft Office - Publisher
Consider the size of your poster for the information you need to display. The most common sizes for Academic Research posters are A0, A1 or A3.
Find out more about paper sizes.
When setting up your poster page layout, it is recommended that you leave a 20mm border on A0 & A1 posters and a 10mm border on A3 posters. Avoid placing any text within this border.
Information can be displayed with use of graphs, charts, photographs, clip art etc. Visual devices like these can break up large blocks of text and enhance a posters appeal. It is best to have a backup copy of any images used within your poster in case any problems arise. Be wary of using low-resolution images, as they may look ‘blocky’ when printed or enlarged.
Consider your choice of typeface for your poster, this is generally controlled by subject matter. If in doubt, the following typefaces are effective:
Times New Roman
Avoid using large quantities of text as this can put people off viewing the poster, 300 words or less is recommended. Use text effects such as italics and embolden to emphasize points. Try not to use too many text effects, as this can look confusing. It is best to have a backup copy of any text used within your poster in case any problems arise.
To assist with legibility we recommend no smaller than the following font sizes - view our font sizes guidelines.
Ensure your poster has the correct proportions. Although we can scale a smaller poster to a larger poster at the printing stage to give the correct size, it must have the correct A-Series proportions.