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Research Posters

Image Resolution

There is an inverse relationship between print size and resolution (if you increase the print size the resolution decreases and vice-versa).

To get good results when inserting an image into a research poster, the image should be printed at a resolution of at least 200 pixels per inch (ppi) or 300dpi.

Images that look good online may not be high enough resolution to look good in print at the size you want them to be. 

Copyright Concerns

If you use images from the web, make sure you are not breaking copyright. You can ask permission from the source or use images that are licensed as Creative Commons.

Creative Commons / Public Domain Images

Images - Library Resources

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Colour

In general, use colours sparingly; use a maximum of 2 or 3.

Use contrasting colours to draw attention to specific text or areas of your poster.

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