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Poster Printing for MIE

MIE Poster FAQ

  • Poster Size* - Posters for class presentations are generally 24" x 36". In PowerPoint, click the design tab, slide size, custom size and enter the dimnesions, for Publisher, click the page design tab, size, create new page size. Posters may be portrait or landscape.
  • File Format - PowerPoint works well, as does Publisher. PDFs, Photoshop, Illustrator, and OpenOffice files are fine as well. Do not use Word as you cannot set the page size large enough and it does not scale well.
  • Margins - you do not need to consider margins, the poster will be scaled to fit the paper.
  • When do you need it by? Posters should be submitted 24 hours in advance, Monday - Thursday. I am not in the office Fridays. A poster submitted Thursday afternoon likely will not be available until Monday morning.
  • Email your file to, Please put your course number in the subject line. I will let you know when it will be ready. You may pick it up in my office which is in the MIE Exploratorium, room 203 Elab. I do not make appointments to print posters.
  • If you wish to use any University logos, check out the UMass Brand Guide. Please note the use of the University seal is prohibited without approval.
  • I do not provide a ready made template for posters.
  • I do not have tubes for transporting posters.
  • If your faculty advisor is paying for a research poster, I need the speedtype number to charge and an email from the account PI approving the charge.
  • If you are an engineering student and need a poster printed for a non MIE class rates are as follows: $25.00 for  24" x 36", $30.00 for 36" x 48". You may pay the fee here.

*I have 36"  wide paper, the paper is on a roll, so the other dimension is flexible. For example you may have a poster that is 36" x 48" or 24" x 36".