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Poster Printing Information

There are many different things that go into creating a good poster - both graphical and technical aspects that will drastically change the way your poster is printed. Although each person faces different issues when creating and printing a poster, many may occur on a regular basis. Please use the information and instructions listed below when creating your poster.

  1. Use of images from the Internet
    1. Be very careful about copying and pasting images and graphics from the internet into your poster. Most images that are available on the internet have resolutions of 72 dpi, which is far below the recommended 150 dpi for printing.
    2. If you download images from the web, be aware that enlarging them on your poster will create a printed image that is quite blurry and pixilated.
  2. What program do I use to create my poster?
    1. There are many computer programs available at Georgia College that are capable of creating a large poster. Which one you choose depends largely on your level of computer experience.
    2. From a quality standpoint, either Adobe Photoshop or Adobe InDesign is the best program to use.
    3. Other programs like Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Illustrator, and Quark may be used, however due to issues with print and color quality as well as ease of use, they are not recommended.
  3. How big should my poster be?
    1. The maximum size that can be printed on the color plotters in the library is 36 inches by 48 inches.
    2. If you have the option of setting the resolution (dpi) of your poster, it is recommended that you specify at least 150 dpi.
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