Research Poster Instructions

Instructions follow for printing your research poster in the UTCS publications office ( and/or 512-471-9753). In addition to reading the online instructions please read Making Posters (PDF) for more details.

Who Can Receive Posters

Posters are available at no charge to current UTCS students, faculty and staff for department-related work, such as conference presentations and talks. We regret we cannot service other departments or visitors. We cannot produce posters for personal use.

How to Order a Poster

  • Research Poster Request Form must be submitted to start your job. No walk-in requests are accepted.
  • Include:
    • Why do you need the poster?
    • When do you need it?
    • What is the finished size? Posters are limited to 34 ” (max poster width) in one direction.
    • Do you want it mounted on foamcore? (only 20"x30" or 30"x40" sizes available)
    • Do you want glossy or uncoated paper?
    • What is the URL of PDF file to be printed?
  • Please include contact phone numbers on your form so that we can find you immediately if a problem arises when printing your file.
  • Minimum two business day lead time is required to print posters. Various technical, supply difficulties or competing deadlines may prohibit pubs from accommodating last minute requests; there are no guarantees that a last minute job can be accommodated.

Poster Resources

Designing a Poster

  • Making Posters (PDF)
  • Adobe Illustrator CS with manual is available for use in the graduate lounge.
  • Poster pickup is located in the 4th floor grad lounge.

Graphics, Conversion Tools, etc. ​​

Layout Tools

  • ImageMagick suite
    • The ImageMagick suite is capable of all types of conversion and is installed on the CS UNIX machines. Using it is simple: convert originalfile.format newfile.newformat convert automatically determines the original file type from the file itself and chooses the output format based on the file extension you provide for the new file.
  • Templates available in PowerPoint
  • See your professor for LaTeX poster templates.


  • If your poster cannot be accommodated in UTCS pubs office, other options are: