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:
- Open a new PowerPoint document.
- Choose Page Setup from the File menu.
- From the Slides Sized For pull-down menu, choose Custom and enter your poster's dimensions.
- 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.
- Basic Poster Template 36” x 24”
- Basic Poster Template 48’ x 36”
- Basic Poster Template 56” x 41.5”
- Tri-Fold Template 48” x 35.5 (for mounting on tri-fold displays)
Preview your poster
There are two options for previewing your poster:
- Print menu preview button. From your application's Print menu, click the Show Quick Preview button. This shows you a preview of your poster as a PDF file.
- Save as PDF.From your application's File menu, click the Save As and then choose PDF from the format list.
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.