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Plotter Poster Printing: Printing Resources

General Printing Information

Scheduling An Appointment

  • To schedule an appointment to print a poster, contact your liaison librarian or visit the Library Reference Desk.
  • For your appointment, please have your file accessible on a flashdrive, in your email, or on your cloud storage.
  • Printing appointments usually last 10-15 minutes.

Designing Your Poster

  • It is highly recommended that poster be created, in advance of your appointment, using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010.  The Maximum poster Height is 42 inches.
  • Our paper width is 42 inches. However, to avoid cutting off, it is advised that you leave a one-inch margin on the dimensions that are controlled by the paper width. Thus, one of your two dimensions (height or width) should not exceed 40 inches. For example, you can have a poster that is 60 inches long, but is 40 inches wide.
  • You can rotate your document to landscape as needed.
  • Ensure that the width and height of your document match the intended printed size.
  • Spell-check!


Traveling with your Poster

  • To see an 8 x 11.5 size of your poster or to make a hand-out size, select the option “Shrink to Fit” in the Print window.
  • If you are flying, it is advised that you check with your airline with regards to restrictions on carry-on items such as mailing tubes and display boards.
  • It is recommended that you put your name and contact info in the tube with your poster, in the event that the airline insists you check the tube at the aircraft door.
  • The library has a durable plastic poster tube with a carrying strap that can loaned to faculty on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Want to print a fabric poster that you can fold up in your suitcase?

Elmhurst College Research and Performance Showcase

  • Students may use the plotter to print out presentations and posters for academic purposes only and with supervision of a faculty member.
  • Refer to the guidelines shown at SHOWCASE.ELMHURST.EDU.

Elmhurst College Logo

Elmhurst College Logo
The Office of Communications and Public Affairs allows the use of the Elmhurst College “Shield” logo for academic use on showcase posters.  They request that the logo not be graphically adjusted with drop-shadows, reflections, or in any other way besides size.

  • re-size the logo using an editor such as Paint, Paintbrush, or 

To match your blue colors to the shield use one of these color codes:

  • RGB Hexadecimal (8-bit): #1B2E85
  • RGB as Actual Value (8-bit): #27-46-133