Poster Printing & Lamination 

Blessing Health Professions Library provides poster printing and lamination services for the departments of Blessing Health System.  Posters can be printed for conferences, hospital promotional and informational materials, and student projects.  Poster printing and lamination services will be charged to the department requested.  Charges range from $3.00-$10.00/per poster/lamination request.  Contact the library for specific costs.  We have 2 sizes of poster paper, 24” and 42”  (Examples: 18 x 24, 24 x 36, 24 x 48). The 24” can be laminated if needed.  The 42” is a heavyweight photo gloss paper and cannot be laminated.  Request forms can be found below or on the BH BRAIN.  Send the completed request form with the file to be printed.  Request forms and poster files can be emailed to posters@brcn.edu.  The college is available for poster and lamination drop-off and pick-up.  Poster printing is done by the library staff on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If we have questions about the file, we will contact the responsible party by phone or email before the item is printed.  You will be notified once the job is completed. 

The purpose of the laminating program is to preserve materials that are subject to "heavy-wear" situations (i.e. items handled frequently by many people) or that will be used for several years.  Lamination is done by student assistants on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Once the job is completed, your materials will be sent through interdepartmental delivery.  If you would prefer to pick up your request, please check the appropriate box on the lamination request form.  If we have questions about specific items, we will contact the responsible party by phone or email before the item is laminated.  

Please note:

  • The library will not edit your poster. The file that is submitted is the file that is printed.
  • Only Power Point and PDF files will be accepted for printing posters.
  • Library staff will put the poster in the queue to be printed. Posters are printed 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Allow 2 business days for the posters to be printed and/or items to be laminated.
  • We recommend you bring a cardboard or plastic storage/mailing tube or plastic trash bag to protect your finished poster when you take it from the building.
  • We can laminate jobs up to 24” wide.
  • Materials will be laminated in the condition they are received. We do not print, copy, or cut out items before they are laminated.
  • Materials will be returned to you untrimmed.
  • Please remove all tape, staples, paper clips, envelope clasps or any other sharp item protruding from the materials to be laminated as they will damage the rollers.
  • Items that are too thick or have a gloss finish may not seal.
  • On rare occasions items get damaged during lamination; therefore keep a copy for your records.
  • Contact the library at x6970 if you have questions.

Request Forms
Poster Printing Guidelines & Request Form (Word)
Poster Printing Guidelines & Request Form (PDF)
Lamination Request Form (PDF)
Lamination Request Form (Word)

Finding Images
It is important to use images licensed for your purposes.  Use Google Images to find images for your poster.  Search by keyword.  Select Tools->Usage Rights->Creative Commons licenses. These images are free to use on your poster and are not limited by licenses or copyright.  Here are some more places to find images.  

Citing Images
APA Style Referencing for Posters with Images

References 
A references section is needed if you cite others’ works in your poster, unless you inserted an abbreviated reference directly into the text. If you include citations in only one section of your poster, the references section can be placed at the end of that section; otherwise, include the references at the end or bottom of your poster. Format the references with the citation format used in the poster: number them in citation order (if you used numerical citations) or arrange them alphabetically (if you used author–date citations). Because of space limitations, references may be abbreviated.

Links
Creating Effective Poster Presentations
Poster-making 101
Design of Scientific Posters
Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation
Better Posters