Graphics

Posters (in Inkscape)

• Font sizes:
• Poster title: 94(ish) pt
• Section title: 60-64 pt
• Within-section header: 30-48 pt
• Authors: 36 pt
• Body text: 28-32 pt
• References: 22-24 pt
• Spacing:
• Margin between sections/edge: 0.5”
• Text padding within section: 0.5”
• Standard size (US): 32-36” x 48”

LaTeX math in posters can be added with the built-in LaTeX extension (the easier option to set up) but this doesn’t seem to allow you to edit an equation after it is created. The texText plugin is a nicer interface and will let you edit equations after creating

Fabric Posters (with Spoonflower)

• Export your poster as a PNG:
• If necessary, rotate so the output image is landscape (instead of portrait)
• Set as high of a DPI as you can (and remember this value) while keeping it under 40 MB (the maximum file size allowed by Spoonflower). Make sure it’s at least 300 DPI.
• Upload to Spoonflower
• On Spoonflower, select “Design & Sell” > “Upload your Design” and upload the image
• Under “Repeat,” select “Center” to avoid repeating
• Use the “Change DPI” option to match what you exported
• Choose your fabric (see below – probably Performance Piqué) and pick the amount as 1 yard.
• Be sure to check in the preview that it’s what you expect!
• Choose your shipping speed
• If you planned far enough ahead, you can get $3 shipping. • Otherwise, the “rush” option (3 business days for production + shipping) is$25.

The recommended fabric is Performance Piqué, which is a 56”-wide, stretchy, non-creasing fabric. Since it’s knit, you won’t have to worry about fraying edges, but you will have to trim the excess white-space fabric from what you receive. It costs \$18/yard (after 10% designer discount).

The non-stretchy alternative suggested is Silky Faille, which (as a woven instead of knit fabric) can get fraying edges and also may need ironing. (I haven’t tried this option yet.)

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