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Designing Professional Posters with Illustrator

Learn the six basic tools for designing and creating posters with Adobe Illustrator.

Saving and Exporting from Illustrator

Need to use your Illustrator file in a Microsoft document? 

  1. Go to the File menu, and choose Export.
  2. Choose Export As.
  3. Make your format PNG.
  4. Under resolution, select 300 dpi and Save.

 

Video Reference

Poster Printing on Campus

There are several on-campus venues that are capable of poster printing:

 

  • ITS Poster Printing (Angel Hall Fishbowl and Shapiro Library)
    • Cost: $8.40 per linear foot (42" glossy paper)
    • File formats: TIF, PNG, and EPS (make sure images are at least 150 ppi)
    • Charged to MPrint account
    • Tel: (734) 764 - 4357

 

  • LSA IT Poster Printing (Randall Lab, Rm 2428)
    • Cost: $7 per linear foot (42" or 36" heavycoated paper)
    • Pay via shortcode only
    • Tel: (734) 936-3279
    • Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm M-F

 

  • Groundworks (Duderstadt Center)
    • Cost: $8.40 per linear foot (36" glossy paper)
    • File formats: Illustrator preferred; Powerpoint, PDF, Photoshop
    • Payment by shortcode, p-card, or credit card
    • Tel: (734) 647-5739
    • Hours: 9am-4pm M-F

 

  • BioChem Department (Medical Science Research Building, Room 5301)
    • Cost:  $8.70 per linear foot (36" or 42" glossy paper)
    • File formats: Illustrator (.eps or PDF), PowerPoint, PDF, JPG
    • Payment by department shortcode only
    • Preferably submit at least 48 hours ahead of time
    • Tel: (734) 936-1192

 

  • Taubman College Media Center (Art and Architecture Building, Rm 2115)
    • Cost: varies per square footage (variety of paper available)
    • File formats: Illustrator, PDF, Photoshop, InDesign, TIFF
    • Payment by cash, check, credit card, or BlueBucks
    • Tel: (734) 764-1300
    • Hours: 8am - 4:30pm M-F