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    Poster Instructions


    For your project fair poster, please provide us with one banner and six to eight pages of content. We will print (in colour) and assemble the banner before mounting everything on a plastic carrier. Carriers are 28 inches wide and 44 inches high, and we have them in red, blue, green and yellow. If you are interested in a special custom design for your poster (computer screen in the poster, 3D features or models/parts fastened to the poster), talk to us about that.

    28” wide, 44“ high

    The poster has 2 components, the Banner and the Content Pages:

    Part 1:  Banner

    • dimensions: 55cm wide, 20 cm high (can be done in Power Point as ‘custom’ page settings)
    • no large-area dark background as they will not print well
    • show project title, project number, course number, your names, sponsor name(s), and the year
    • preferred format: jpg, one file with a resolution of about 6000 x 1750. Saved with a low compression this file should be less than 1MB in size.
    • Power Point can export as jpg, the above mentioned custom settings will result in the correct resolution.
    • name your file “xxxx – project title – banner”

    Part 2:  Content Pages:

    • six to eight pages, letter size, landscape
    • font size appropriate for reader distance of 1m
    • no large-area dark background as they will not print well
    • re-size photos and  images to less than 1280 x 960 (jpg) before inserting them, to keep the total file size manageable. Images occupying quarter pages or less can be even smaller.
    • preferred file formats: ppt, pptx, pdf, doc, docx
    • also acceptable: jpg, one file per page. Resolution no lower than 1280 x 960
    • name your file with your project number first, as follows: “XXXX – project title – poster”



    Please do NOT send us large format all–inclusive poster size layouts. We are not equipped to print these.