Creating and Printing an Academic Poster

Some classes may require students to create and print an academic poster for presentation during class or a campus event.

Software Needed

The print shop requires a PDF file for printing a poster. While students can use professional design software such as Adobe Illustrator or Adobe InDesign to layout a poster, most students use PowerPoint to create the poster and then save the poster slide as a PDF file before sending it to the print shop.

Design Tips

Printing a Poster

Ricoh, Gettysburg College’s print shop, is located in the West Building and can print posters in PDF format up to 42 inches. Students can use Vending$ to pay for posters. The print shop requires at least one week advanced notice to print a poster. See Ricoh’s web page for more information.

Updated on May 9, 2023

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