The library staff can print posters for students who have been granted prior approval by an instructor, faculty advisor, or dean. The approval needs to be emailed to Sirota.email@example.com.
Once approval has been sent, request an appointment date and time by email, phone (646-981-4532), or in person
Set the dimensions of your poster before your printing appointment.
Note: if you change the dimensions after designing the poster, the text and graphics may shift.
The maximum dimension for one side of the poster is 36”. The other dimension can be up to 10 feet (not recommended). The most commonly used dimensions are 36”x48” or 24”x36”. We can print either portrait or landscape (landscape is more common for posters).
Preview your poster to make sure it looks exactly as you want it to.
We can only print posters from PowerPoint or PDF files. There are often issues printing PowerPoint files created on Macs, so it is best to save your file in PDF format.
Save the files to be printed on a flash drive.
Students must be present to preview the poster on the computer before it is sent to the printer.
Posters will only be printed once!
The library does NOT edit posters.
Copyright law plays a big part in how you can use and re-use materials in your scholarly work. Before re-using an image, check whether it is free for reuse.
A row of filters will appear with your search results. Click on License to determine which images are free to reuse.
Click on Tools, then on Usage Rights and select "labeled for reuse".
Click on Any License and choose images "free to share and use".
Launch PowerPoint and either choose a template or select Blank Presentation.
To specify the dimensions of the poster, click on the Design tab, then click on Slide Size, then Custom Slide Size.
You can add formatted equations by clicking on the Insert tab and choosing Equation.
FINALLY! Save the file as either PowerPoint or pdf.
NOTE: If you are using a Mac and plan to print at the Sirota Library you MUST save the file as PDF.