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Poster Printing

We offer poster printing for RMC sponsored research projects and educational events. The size of the poster is up to 56" x 36" (one dimension must be equal to or less than 36"). Two-business-day notice is required. All posters are printed on satin photo paper, and there is a fee for the printing. 

Review the guidelines and design tips. To submit your file for poster printing, click on the button and sign in using your RMC email and password.

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Poster Printing Pricing

Purpose of Poster Price per Running Foot (36" x 12")
Faculty and Student Academic Research (Conference Presentation, SURF or Course Project) $5.00
Other Presentations / College educational events $8.00




SURF Posters

  1. SURF faculty advisors should email Ms. Wirth ( the names of their SURF students who will have their posters printed for the Research Day or SURF Day. The SURF Program pays for the cost, so it is important to inform Ms. Wirth.

  2. The size of the poster depends on the board it will be hung onto. SURF posters will be displayed on 56”W x 36”H boards; therefore the PowerPoint slide may not exceed 56” x 36”. Feel free to use our layout template for 56"W x 36"H posters [download]. Save the finished file as PDF for submission.


Non-SURF Posters

Course instructors may require the student presentation be printed on one large poster paper. In most cases, the poster size is 48”W x 36”H, the same as the trifold cardboard stand. Some departments prefer 56"W x 36"H to be hung on the wall. The instructor should email Brian Faggin Batista or Lily Zhang with the following information:

  • Student names who will submit posters for printing.
  • Payment methods - by the department or students.


Poster Design

The size of the poster depends on the board it will be hung onto. The trifold board is 48”W x 36”H (the left panel being 12"W, the central panel 24"W and the right panel 12"W). Your PowerPoint slide may not exceed 48” x 36”. Feel free to use our layout template for 48"H x 36"H posters [download], or for 56"W x 36"H posters [download]. Save the finished file as PDF for submission.


Students who are given the option of printing out individual PowerPoint slides for the poster presentation may use the color printers in the Library.



To design and create a research poster:


 - Read detailed instructions on poster design.

 - Quick tips:

  • We recommend using PowerPoint for creating the large-sized poster.
  • Set the PowerPoint slide size to 56"W x 36"H, or 48"W x 36"H.
  • Use these PowerPoint features: Ruler and Zoom in/out for poster layout and content details.
  • Use visuals (e.g images and graphs) to balance and illustrate the text.
  • Stick to clean fonts; text sizes should be large enough for reading from a few yards away;
    • Common sans-serif fonts: Arial and Calibri
    • Title of the poster: large (90 points or up), bold and interesting
    • Text for the headings: 36 points or up
    • Body Text: 24 points or up
  • The poster should have no or very light background in order to make the text legible and stand out.
  • Use spaces and PowerPoint Shapes to group content and to direct visual flow (refer to the Mock-up below).
  • Randolph-Macon College Logos can be downloaded on the Marketing/Communications page.
  • Save or export your PowerPoint file to PDF. Submit the PDF file for printing.


Poster layout mockup
 Research Poster Mock-up