SUGGESTIONS FOR PREPARING POSTERS
Posters should be prepared directly onto A0 sheets - 841
mm wide by 1189 mm high - or at least onto large (A1 or
A2) sheets. Posters made by taping together A4 or quarto
sheets tend to look amateurish.
2. The lettering should be large enough
to be read by someone standing 2 m back from the poster.
The following text sizes are suggested:
2 - 3
Authors' names and affiliations
- 2 cm
Section headings (Abstract, Results etc.)
- 2 cm
- 10 mm
For clarity, use lots of diagrams, lots of colour, and
not many words.
Use phrases and short sentences in "bullet
It is recommended that the poster be divided into
- a one or two sentence abstract
- problem definition and/or aims
The rules for the preparation of good slides
apply equally to the preparation of good posters:
- avoid overcrowding and excessive information
- use large
lettering and thick lines
"one picture is worth a thousand words"
Posters are to be attached to the poster room
walls using reusable tack ("blutac" or similar) which
will be supplied, and not by thumb tacks (drawing pins)
or adhesive tape.