Digital Media Services

Research Poster Printing and Design

Large format printing is available at Digital Media Services for faculty research posters.  Letter sized or A4 posters are limited to 20 per order.

Lead time is five days to guarantee we have time to properly review your file. We reserve the right to increase lead time to accommodate campus events.

You may e-mail your three megabyte or less file to dms@ithaca.edu. Larger files should be delivered or mailed on a CD ROM or a flash drive.

Please do not use the college seal, shield by itself or a rendition of the new logo. Please contact your Marketing and Communications  representative for the proper IC logo.

Poster Guidelines

  • Poster height is limited to the following sizes: 24" ; 36" ; 42"
  • Poster width is limited to a maximum of  56" if you are using a PowerPoint document
  • Poster width is limited to a maximum of 96" if you are using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign or similar design tool
  • PowerPoint color palette is limited to Web Safe 256
  • Try to use the Pantone® (coated) color palette when using the Adobe products
  • Screen color may render differently than print colors
  • Avoid fluorescent colors and highly saturated colors (use contrasting colors for accents, tooled lines, etc )
  • Use the highest quality photograph you can obtain (300 dpi or better)
  • DO NOT USE PHOTOGRAPHS OBTAINED FROM THE WEB
  • Use high quality logos whenever possible (try to obtain a vector version of the logo)
  • Ask about logo storage and substitution - we will store your logo and use it when we print for you
  • Convert text to outlines when using a vector drawing program
  • Some PDF files (exported as PDF) require rasterizing which may affect final quality

 If you need a poster larger than the above specifications, we can help you locate an out-of-house printer. We recommend a consultation prior to submission.