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Research Posters: Intro

A research poster is a visual representation of a research project. This guide offers the basics in design, content, and printing resources.

Printing Posters

Fall 2021 Capstone Day is November 17.

Booth Library has a plotter printer that is used to print posters.

Poster printing must be done through library staff; students cannot operate the plotter printer from library computers. Since the service is contingent upon the availability of staff, appointments are required.


Graduating Seniors who are presenting a capstone poster are not charged for printing, but a printing appointment is still required.

Poster printing is available to all. The cost is $3.50/sq.ft. (e.g.  the standard 3' x 2' poster would cost $21.00 to print.).

To arrange a printing appointment contact either or 304.637.1200

Research Poster Example

Effective or Ineffective?

Effective research posters operate on multiple levels ...

  • broadly presents your research process
  • conversation starter
  • advertisement of your research
  • audience can review from various vantage points

Ineffective research posters suffer from ...

  • objective(s) and main point(s) difficult to find on the poster
  • too much text or text is too small
  • poor graphics
  • poor organization