RCPRS Poster Printing Presentation Spring2009
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RCPRS Poster Printing Presentation Spring2009 Presentation Transcript

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