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How to Create a Research Poster

Guidelines, tutorials, and templates for designing and printing your research poster

Image Standards and Quality

Image Quality Guidelines

There is an inverse relationship between print size and resolution (if you increase the print size the resolution decreases and vice-versa). To get good results when inserting an image into a research poster, the image should be printed at a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi). Images that look good online may not be high enough resolution to look good in print at the size you want them to be. 

MUW Logos and Identity Standards

Download official logos and read guidelines for usage on the MUW Logos and Wordmarks page.

The images below can be used to enhance your poster design and represent The W at conferences, meetings, and presentations.

Official University Colors

Primary Color

W Blue

Secondary Colors

Welty Blue http://web3.muw.edu/images/branding/White.jpg

Complementing Colors

Ginkgo Green IIC Gold

MagnoliaCarrier Gray

Finding Copyright-Free Images

Re-using images

If you use images from the web, make sure you are either 1) using images that are labeled for resuse or in the public domain, or 2) you have permission to use copyrighted images. Below are some resources for searching images that are copyright free.

Usage-Free Image Search Engines

Copyright-free Government Resources Images