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Designing an Effective Research Poster

This guide provides strategies and resources for designing a research poster.

Poster Printing in the Library


  1. When designing your poster, please use a white background. Color backgrounds are beautiful but they will drain the ink supply AND create an undesirable ripple effect in the paper as too much ink is laid down on the paper.
  2. Submit your poster request via the following link:
  3. Save your document in PDF format on a USB flash drive to bring to the CMMC or email to
  4. Library staff will not provide design assistance or proofreading. Please make sure your document is ready to print before you arrive.
  5. You will receive an email when your poster is ready.  You must pay in cash; the CMMC does not accept Creek or Campbell Bucks.


  • Poster on plain paper without lamination: $3.00
  • Poster on plain paper with lamination: $5.00          
  • Poster on high-gloss photo paper and research posters: $10.00
  • Poster on high-gloss paper and laminated: $13.00
  • Poster tube for storage: $2.00