Research Posters

Poster Templates

UKIT's Academic Technology Group has developed several poster templates to assist faculty, staff, and students with research poster design. In addition to the template, each file also contains an introduction slide or page with instructions and additional graphic elements that can be used as desired. All graphic elements, including poster headline and section header styles, may be mixed and matched to suit each researcher's needs and preferences.

To use the templates, simply click the links below to download the layout and file type you prefer, then replace our placeholders with your own text, graphics, and logo. (Remember to delete the introduction slide or page when finished!)

Horizontal Poster Templates

Vertical Poster Templates

Three column, centered header with UK and department logos, blue text section headers
PowerPoint
| InDesign

Three column, left-justified header with UK logo only, blue boxed section headers
PowerPoint
| InDesign

Four column, centered header with UK and department logos, blue text section headers
PowerPoint | InDesign

Four column, left-justified header with UK logo only, blue boxed section headers
PowerPoint | InDesign

Three column, centered header with UK and department logos, blue text section headers
PowerPoint
| InDesign

Three column, left-justified header with UK logo only, blue boxed section headers
PowerPoint | InDesign | InDesign four column version

Template Collection

ZIP Archive containing multiple templates
PowerPoint All | InDesign horizontal | InDesign vertical

UK Graphics and Logos

For access to official UK graphics and logos, please visit UK's Office of Public Relations and Marketing graphics download page. An active link blue userID and password is required to download content.

All questions related to UK graphics standards and/or appropriate use of official UK logos should be directed to the Office of Public Relations and Marketing.

Preparing a Poster for Printing

Posters sent to external vendors for printing are typically submitted in PDF format. To save your poster as a PDF document, follow the appropriate instructions below.

PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

  1. Open the PowerPoint file you would like to convert
  2. From the File tab, click the Save & Send button
  3. Under File Types, click Create PDF/XPS Document
  4. Click the Create PDF/XPS button
  5. Select the location where you would like to save your PDF file, then click Publish

PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

  1. Open the PowerPoint file you would like to convert
  2. From the File menu, select Save As...
  3. From the Format menu, select PDF
  4. Select the location where you would like to save your PDF file, then click Save

Adobe InDesign

  1. Open the InDesign file you would like to convert
  2. From the File menu, select Export...
  3. From the Format menu, select Adobe PDF (Print)
  4. Select the location where you would like to save your PDF file, then click Save

Poster Printing Options

UK has printing contracts with the following local vendors. Please contact them directly for pricing and file submission details.

Be sure to mention your UK affiliation and that you are printing a research poster in order to get institutional discount rates on print jobs!

FedEx Office Print and Ship Center (FedEx/Kinko's)

Effective July 1, 2006, FedEx Office took over the operation of campus duplicating services, offering full service duplicating and quick copy services to the UK community. Poster printing requests may be submitted through one of two on-campus satellite offices, or through their public print centers on Main Street or Nicholasville Rd.

Lynn Imaging

Lynn Imaging offers poster printing services through its full service color graphics division, Monster Color. Poster printing requests may be submitted in store or online, but posters must be picked up at the Monster Color location at 438 Old Vine Street. Please note that files must be uploaded in PDF format to be processed. For instructions, review our section on preparing a poster for printing.

Poster / Multimedia Design Options

For complex posters and design projects, UK Auxilary Services' Creative Graphics and Web Design team offers quality design services (on a paid basis) for UK organizations needing assistance with the creation of professional publications, presentations, and web sites.

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