HP DesignJet Z6100 Poster Printing Instructions for a Macintosh

Design your poster project with the correct paper size using the application of your choice. Below is an example for creating a poster using PowerPoint. Although PowerPoint was not designed for poster production, many people have the product and are happy with its results.

If you plan on using logos in your poster presentation, use the eps format for better printing quality. Official UD logos can be downloaded from the University of Delaware Office of Communication and Public Affairs website.

Create your poster

Create a project in PowerPoint:

  1. Open a new PowerPoint document.
  2. Choose Page Setup from the File menu.
  3. From the Slides Sized For pull-down menu, choose Custom and enter your poster's dimensions.
  4. Design your poster and save it in case you need to make revisions later.

Poster Templates for PowerPoint

Below are some common sizes that can be used for poster printing on the 42” printer. By saving your file as a PDF format, you will be able to view your project as it will look when printed.

Preview your poster

There are two options for previewing your poster:

Note: If you are using specialized fonts to produce your poster and those fonts are not installed on the HP Z6100, you must have Adobe Acrobat on your system and make sure that your fonts are embedded in the poster file. If you have layered PDF files, choose the "compress" option in Acrobat before sending them to the printer.

Print your poster

Once you have previewed your file, you can bring the PDF and the original file to the Smith print station in room 004 Smith Hall.