RCPRS Poster Printing Presentation Spring2009


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  • RCPRS Poster Printing Presentation Spring2009

    1. 1. Poster printing at Mann Library
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Explain requirements and best practices for poster printing at Stone </li></ul><ul><li>Describe equipment available for poster printing at Stone computer lab </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate the printing process at Stone </li></ul>
    3. 3. Overview
    4. 4. Before Printing <ul><li>Have your poster ready </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online tutorials to help you with creating a scientific poster: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NC State’s &quot;Creating Effective Poster Presentations” http://www.ncsu.edu/project/posters/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Swarthmore's &quot;Advice on Designing Scientific Posters“ http://www.swarthmore.edu/NatSci/cpurrin1/posteradvice.htm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cornell Center for Materials Research guide http://cf.ccmr.cornell.edu/docs/instructions/printing/posters.html </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Good or bad points? <ul><li>http://www.ncsu.edu/project/posters/examples/ </li></ul>
    6. 6. Before Printing <ul><li>Guidelines from the program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Horizontal/landscape (common) or vertical/portrait (to better match boards this year) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually 3'x4‘ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos and graphics are encouraged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember you are presenting to a diverse audience, not just specialists in your own field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consult with your co-researchers and mentor on type of poster (scientific or presentational?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acknowledge contributors (either in full authors list or acknowledgements); funders (RCPRS program) </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Best Practices <ul><li>Set poster dimensions before you start working (Powerpoint) </li></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><ul><li>image resolution </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. http://www.google.com
    9. 9. http://www.cornell.edu/identity/print/downloads.cfm
    10. 10. Best Practices <ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><ul><li>aspect ratio (ratio of width to height) </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. http://www.cornell.edu/identity/print/downloads.cfm
    12. 12. Need images? <ul><li>CUL’s Finding Images at Cornell guide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://guides.library.cornell.edu/findimages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Copyright issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Commons and Flickr search: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr Advanced search; check CC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government images (all public domain) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google Images site:.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find images on library website </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Best Practices <ul><li>Background colors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid solid backgrounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure there’s good contrast between background and text </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Avoid neon colors </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid overlap in text boxes and images </li></ul><ul><li>Preview poster at 100% </li></ul>
    14. 14. Best Practices <ul><li>Font sizes (54pt) </li></ul><ul><li>Font sizes (36pt) </li></ul><ul><li>Font sizes (32pt) </li></ul><ul><li>Font sizes (24pt) </li></ul><ul><li>Font sizes (14pt) </li></ul><ul><li>Fonts </li></ul><ul><li>Fonts </li></ul><ul><li>Fonts </li></ul><ul><li>Fonts </li></ul><ul><li>Fonts </li></ul>
    15. 15. Programs <ul><li>Powerpoint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not designed for posters but easy to use, known </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Already created presentations can be quickly adapted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used with all plotters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Different graphics programs can be used, depending on skill level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acrobat for making PDFs or others for jpgs </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. PowerPoint <ul><li>Templates on web (Google poster template) </li></ul><ul><li>Set poster size FIRST! </li></ul><ul><li>Insert images </li></ul><ul><li>Insert or copy charts </li></ul>
    17. 17. Best Practices <ul><li>You can use either PCs or Macs but more consistently positive results from PCs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac users--we can try to print it, but there are various compatibility issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make jpg or PDF just in case! </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Stone Equipment
    19. 19. The plotters <ul><li>3 Canon Color Plotters </li></ul><ul><li>Set up to either print on glossy paper or regular (coated) paper. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$14.00/linear foot, glossy paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$10.00/linear foot, glossy paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$5.00/linear foot, plain paper </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maximum width - 42” on $5 & 10 plotters; 60” on $14 plotter </li></ul>
    20. 20. Best Practices: <ul><li>Time management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay attention to due dates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow time for: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Printing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drying </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paying </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Busy queues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closing policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not possible to send things ahead or leave poster </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Printing a poster – demonstration See brochure at http://mannlib.cornell.edu/computing/printingandscanning/printing/plotter.cfm for details
    22. 22. After Printing <ul><li>Spooling (cancelling) </li></ul><ul><li>Drying </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Poster </li></ul>
    23. 23. “ Paying” for print jobs <ul><li>Computing Center operator will give you an invoice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take to circulation/access services desk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify yourself as Rawlings Presidential Scholars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Circulation will take your invoice, cross your name off list, put invoice in program envelope, and give you a slip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take slip back to the computer operators desk where you can then pick up your poster </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Questions? <ul><li>Ask computing center student operators for assistance. They are there to help with printing! </li></ul><ul><li>Send feedback to Camille Andrews (ca92@cornell.edu) </li></ul>