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  • Poster Guidelines

Student Academic Conference

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  • Poster Printing Guidelines

    • There are several options for posting printing.
      • Most students work through their faculty mentor, who may print the poster where they see fit using whatever template they want since they are paying.
      • Students, too, can print their poster off campus, etc. using their own money.
      • Posters can be printed at Marketing Graphics (see #3 below) for $36 and up.
      • The SAC will pay for and print your poster if certain conditions are met (See #2 below)
    • The SAC will pay to have a 3’x4’ color poster printed on regular (not shiny) paper if you do all of the following.  NOTE, if you do not, you may not end up getting your poster printed through the SAC.  The overall purpose of this move is mainly focused on quality of posters (especially if we are inviting potential future dragons to attend the SAC) and equality of opportunity for students who might otherwise have to pay for posters out of their own funds.  Since the primary focus is quality, we will NOT pay for any poster we do not approve.
      • People who have traditionally printed their posters from department funds/grants/etc. on glossy paper to use at multiple conferences will probably choose to still handle their own, as these posters, while full color, will be printed on plain (not glossy) paper.
      • There are some very specific requirements for the posters.  Failure to follow these rules can result in the rejection of the poster without a chance to revise and resubmit the poster.
      • All posters would be constructed on one of the 2 attached, provided templates and no alternatives to logos, margins, etc. are to be made.  The 4 logos in the bottom right corner can be deleted, moved, or copied, but NOT modified (except to enlarge or shrink) without permission of the university.  Note:  Please do delete the logos you do not need.
      • All posters will have citations/references for material (quotes, ideas, images) obtained from other sources.  Other academic honesty conventions will be followed.
      • We are not going to correct any mistakes in the poster, but we reserve the right to reject posters that are unprofessional - i.e. mistakes, very poorly laid out, using images without references, etc.
      • The due date is Wednesday, April 1st, 11:59pm.
      • Posters will be printed only as a 36"x48" color poster on plain paper.  We will not be involved with other printing options - so please pursue traditional pathways if you wish to print on glossy paper.
      • You must save the poster as a pdf NOT a ppt to prevent formatting issues when it is opened on the computer attached to the printer.  You will save it inserting your full name into the name on the template (SACJohnSmithGREY48x36.pdf).
      • Posters will be emailed to acconf@mnstate.edu
      • Posters should be available for pickup in HA 103 on Monday April 8th.
    • Posters can be printed at Marketing Graphics located in Weld Hall, Lower Leve, Rm 6 or emailed to: graphics@mnstate.edu
      • Formats accepted: Powerpoint, PDF, jpg.
      • Download Templates: Poster Presentation Template 1 (41 x 56) or Poster Presentation Template 2 (36 x 48)
      • Size: Make sure your size properties are the actual size you want the poster to be.  If the poster needs to be resized at printing it will take longer to be done and the graphics will most likely become "blocky" or hard to read.  Most posters are 36" x 56".  Maximum for Powerpoint posters is 41" x 56".  Do not exceed 41" on both sides, otherwise a more expensive printer will have to be used.
      • Check with the department you are presenting for.  They may pay the poster costs for you.  If so, make sure you get the department account number.  You must include your department account number (if necessary), telephone number, and department name.
      • Cost $3 per square foot.  3' x 4' = $36, 36" x 56" = $42, 41" x 56" = $48.
      • If your file is too large to send by email you may bring your file to Marketing Graphics on a CD or jump/flash drive and fill out a job form there, Weld, Lower Level, Rm 6.
      • It is preferred that you submit your poster 3 weeks prior to the conference (March 24 is 3 weeks prior to April 14) to avoid the rush.