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Plotter Poster Printing: Printing Resources

General Printing Information

Scheduling An Appointment

Please contact the Dave Basener, Center of Scholarship and Teaching, at

Designing Your Poster

  • It is highly recommended that the poster be created, in advance of your appointment, using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010 one one slide.  The Maximum poster Height is 42 inches. Use the Slide Size feature in the Design menu to set the final dimensions of your poster.
  • 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.
  • Want to print a fabric poster that you can fold up in your suitcase?

Elmhurst University 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.

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The Office of Marketing and Communications promotes the distinctiveness and academic strength of Elmhurst University

They do this by telling the stories of the University through our students, faculty and staff; and by engaging our audiences through strategic online and traditional communications and academic and community partnerships.

Our major responsibilities include supporting student recruitment and advancing the University as a whole through the innovative use of digital and print marketing, public and media relations, and engagement with the larger community.