Poster Printing

Getting Started Handouts

If you have never used PowerPoint or Adobe Illustrator use these guides to help you get familiar with the programs.

Templates

Design Recommendations

Dos

  • Use light colors as a background
  • Use pictures that do not look pixilated at 100% view
  • Use easy to read fonts

Don'ts

  • Use gradients
  • Use small pictures
  • Use a lot of colors
  • Hard to read fonts

Font Sizes

Type:

Size:

Title

200

Author

50-75

Body

24

Section Headers

50-60

Footnotes

20-25

Font Recommendations

  • Myriad Pro
  • Arial
  • Franklin Gothic
  • Minion Pro
  • Rockwell
  • Bookman Old Style

Requirements

  • Poster size must be 42 by 48in or less
  • Poster has .5 in. margins to avoid bleeding off the paper
  • Poster has been checked for typos and other errors before submitting
  • The file has been saved as your Sac State username in a PDF, along with the original file
  • You have a syllabus, assignment, or letter from a professor.
  • Posters will be printed within 3 days of submission (Note: business days are Monday-Thursday and posters submitted after 4:00pm will count as the next business day)