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
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:
- 3 cm
- 2 cm
(Abstract, Results etc.)
- 2 cm
||5 - 10 mm
For clarity, use lots of diagrams, lots of colour, and not
phrases and short sentences in "bullet points".
It is recommended that the poster be divided into sections:
- a one or two sentence abstract
- problem definition and/or aims
rules for the preparation of good slides apply equally to
the preparation of good posters:
- keep them
- avoid overcrowding and excessive information
- use large
lettering and thick lines
- "one picture is worth a thousand words"
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.