Academic Poster Printing

Students are allowed one free printed poster per assignment per semester.

A poster presentation advertises your project. It combines text and graphics to present your project in a way that is visually interesting and accessible. It allows you to display your work to a large group of other scholars and to talk to and receive feedback from interested viewers.

Poster presentation formats differ from discipline to discipline, but in every case, a poster should clearly articulate what you did, how you did it, why you did it, and what it contributes to your field and the larger field of human knowledge.

Sample Academic Poster


  • Students are allowed one free printed poster per assignment per semester.
  • Your poster will be ready one week after the submission.
  • You will receive an email notification when your poster is ready to pick up.
  • You can pick up your poster in AIRC 2004.
  • We are open between 8:00am - 7:00pm, Monday - Friday.
Get Help

Drop in and visit us in AIRC 2004 if you need some help!


When you create your poster, make sure to:

  • Plan Ahead: Posters may need to be resubmited, or we may request addional information. Do not wait until the last minute!
  • Use .5 inch margins
  • Not to exceed 42X48 inches (Common sizes include: 48in x 36in, 42in x 48in, 24in x 36in, and 36inx36in)
  • Not to use a dark background color
  • Use the largest images possible

Saving and Naming Your Poster

  • Save the poster as your Sac State username in its original file format and as a PDF.

I've submitted, what now?

Once we have received your poster and ensured it is printable, you will receive an email from our staff. If you need to make changes, we will let you know. 

We may also require that you present verification that your poster is assignment related.  If we contact you for this a screenshot, photo, or scan of the asssignment or syllabus or a note from your professor all work. 

Poster Pick Up in AIRC 2004

Your poster will be ready after five business days after the submission is approved by our team.

You will receive an email notifcation your poster is ready to pick up.

We are open between 8 am - 7 pm, Monday - Friday.