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IRC Printing & Poster Design

Printing resources available in the Instructional Resource Center


Poster Design Resources

This page provides selected resources for designing poster projects and locating images online.  The IRC does not offer production or design services for poster projects. We recommend contacting Ashland University Print Services or contacting Marketing Services for help with the design process and high quality print jobs.

Design Help: Selected Resources

"Design Everything. Publish Everywhere." Canva is an online graphic design web site with most everything you need to design posters, flyers, business cards, presentations, infographics, and more. Register for a free account. Be aware that there are pay-as-you go elements within the site.  Download finished projects as PDF or image (PNG or JPEG) files.

Learn more about Canva

"To inspire and enable anyone to represent an idea in a visual way." is an easy to use online infographic tool. Use one of the available templates or design a project from scratch.  Register for a free account.  Be aware there are pay-to-play elements within the site.  Download finished projects.

Picktochart @

"Craft Visual Stories that Matter."  Piktochart is a design tool that may be used to develop infographics, posters, and presentations.  Register for a free account to view three basic themes.  Be aware there are pay-to-play elements within the site. Download finished projects as image (PNG) or PDF.

Learn more about Piktochart

Microsoft Publisher & Word

Publisher and Word are available on all AU main campus computers. 

  • Use Publisher to develop posters and design projects. Preset document sizes are available, as is the opportunity to customize sizing as needed. Templates are available. Save projects as publisher files for personal use, and to edit later.  Save files as PDF for poster prints.
  • Use Word to (potentially) design projects up to 20" x 22" in size. Select layout, then page design, to adjust page size.  In some cases, it may be difficult to scale larger if the printer does not accept the sizing.  Save projects as word files for personal use, and to edit later. Save finished files as PDF for printing.
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