research poster resources

The department has a photographic quality printer exclusively for printing posters for research conferences and presentations for biomedical engineering students and faculty.

The standard paper for this printer is 42 inches wide photo satin roll paper. This means that one of the sides of your poster can be no longer than 42 inches.

The format for posters is Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe PDF.

Submit posters to  and they will be processed in the order received.

  • Please be sure your poster is ready for final printing before submitting. The process is too expensive for printing proofs or drafts.
  • Please allow two business days to print your poster.
  • Please indicate the dimensions (in inches) of your poster.

We will reply to your email submission when the poster is ready to pick up or if we have any questions.


These guidelines are suggested to ensure that research posters reflect Cockrell School and UT Austin branding.


Your poster should be created at 36” x 24” (landscape) if it will be used at an event sponsored by the BME Department. Posters that will be used at conferences and events outside the department can be larger, but are limited to a width of 42 inches (landscape).


Format posters as a highest resolution print-ready PDF (export to highest resolution available).


White is recommended for the background. Be sure to include a margin/border of at least 1" on all sides of your poster.


Use the highest resolution possible for all images. 300 dpi is preferred, or eps images work well too since they are scalable.


Head/Sub Heads: Arial Bold; Body Text: Adobe Garamond or Arial.


It is okay to have a variety of colors in the posters. For suggestions on colors to use in sidebars, charts, graphs, etc., the Cockrell School has a list of approved colors to complement university branding in the Cockrell School Visual Brand Standards Guide.

Logos and Wordmarks

For posters, you may use the BME Department, Cockrell School, or UT Austin wordmarks. Do NOT use the UT seal or Bevo. Access BME wordmarks, Cockrell School identities, and UT Austin wordmarks online. These wordmarks have been specially drawn and spaced and must never be redrawn or changed. Remember to use CMYK versions for files that will be printed, and RGB versions for files that will be used digitally.

**Do NOT use the Longhorn Silhouette or university/UT System seals on research posters. Their use is not approved for research posters. Use of the Longhorn Silhouette or UT Austin SealMUST be approved by the Office of Trademarks and Licensing.**

Poster Printing

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