Print Your Poster

You've been invited to present your research at a national meeting –– congratulations! But, where will you print up your poster?

We can help. The Honors College will print posters for honors students presenting their research at a U of A event or at a professional conference, symposium or workshop. And, we'll print your poster at no cost to you.

Some limitations apply:

  • We accept requests only from current honors student listed as a presenter on the poster.
  • Item to be printed must be a research poster for a formal presentation (no banners, signs, etc.).

Posters should be submitted as a Powerpoint slide

  • Please contact Michael Zachary for additional allowable formats before you submit your poster (

There is no required poster design. However, please note the following:

  • Posters should use color sparingly; posters with colored backgrounds or other excessive use of color are strongly discouraged and may be denied printing. Contact Michael Zachary with questions.
  • Maximum poster size allowed is 36" x 48"
  • Poster printer uses 36" rolls. Therefore posters that are not sized to 36" for either height or width will require additional cutting post printing by the student.
  • File must be less than 25MB in size.
  • Posters are printed on poster paper only, not mounted on foam board or other surface.

Set appropriate poster size in Powerpoint before you design the poster

  • From the Design tab select Slide Size > Custom Slide Size
  • Set both height and width in inches
  • Select whether slide (your poster) will be landscape or portrait

The following must be included on the poster:

  • Honors College logo
  • Logo associated with your Honors Program or Home College
  • Additional funding statement if an Honors College study abroad or research grant contributed to this research project
  • Your mentor should help determine appropriate logos and exact placement of needed logos and acknowledgements.
  • Include Honors in your title (e.g. Jane Smith, Honors Biology)

Where to find logos:

  • Honors College Logos may be downloaded from the Credit Your Grant page.
  • Logos were provided by the Colleges in February 2019. Contact your Honors Program Director for the most current versions of appropriate logos.

Where to find templates:

  • Here are three example templates that you can download:
  • There are many free templates for Powerpoint posters available online. Search for "free powerpoint poster template" to find a template right for you.

Work ahead!

  •  If the Honors College cannot print the poster due to equipment failure, then you will have to take your poster elsewhere for printing at your own expense.
  • Allow 2 full business days between submission and picking up at the Honors College front desk, located on the  first floor of Gearhart Hall.

Edit, and edit again:

  • Note that there are no "do overs," so be sure to proofread your poster thoroughly before submitting! 
  • The Honors College can decline to print a poster for any reason at their discretion. 

Ready?  Here's the form: 

Honors College Poster Printing Request Form

Note: Some mobile devices do not provide a way to attach a file to a email. If that is your situation, simply use a laptop or desktop to fill out the form and upload your poster file.