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Same Day Poster Printing in San Francisco

Sanfranciscophotographersgroup.com specializes in high quality, quick turn, one-hundred percent, same day poster printing. From the moment the moment your poster order is sent to press, a team of qualified printing experts begin producing your order.

Here’s how San Francisco Photographer’s Group builds your next posters:

First, our art technicians review your job for several aspects such as size, embedded fonts, resolution, and bleeds.

Once your artwork as this review, your job is passed onto pre-press, the pre-press technicians job is to assemble orders for maximum printing efficiency customers’ jobs are grouped together for properties such as paper stock, size, quantity, and processing options.

The scientific poster needs to begripping so you have to focus on what your key message is and make sure youput that clearly in your title. The key message or the key tips that I would give is to really pay attention not to have unnecessary words on theposter. Minimise the text, focus on the graphics, and introduce graphics that areeasy to understand. So you clearly want to have one graphic, for example, which outlines the design of the study, the methodology that you're utilising andthen followed of course by graphics that convey the scientific results. You alsoneed to have some text that describes the main conclusions from your projectand the take-home messages. The take-home messages need to be clearly visualised and clearly described for them to be taken up by your listeners. In additionto this when you're presenting your poster to a listener you want to makesure that you assess the expertise level of your listener, so that youcan tailor your delivery to the person that's standing in front of you. Youdon't want to give the same level of details, for example, to somebody whoalready knows a bit about the topic because you will disinterest him and atthe same time for somebody who is completely unaware of the research areayou're in, you need to provide a little bit more explanation so that they'reable to follow the work that you've carried out. So often the most excitingscience because it's unpublished is covered in posters.

Several customers orders are placed into a single group, for greatest efficiency once assembled, the jobs are sent to plating.

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Here, the plate maker sends each job to an thermal infrared plate imaging machine.

Aluminum plates containing an infrared sensitive emulsion, load into the plate setter where it wraps around the imaging drum.

The drum spins at a dizzying thousand RPMs as an infrared laser exposes an image onto the plate.

From there, the now exposed aluminum plate moves to the processor, a four-step treatment is applied: developer chemical, water, buffing and gumming for further scratch protection.

A place for each color in the CMYK file are printed for transfer to the press.

Maxed out, the Komori press can print a stunning sixteen-thousand sheets per hour.

The Pressman takes the aluminum plates and hangs them on ink units each corresponding color.

Cling sheets are fed from the back of the machine.

A series of conveyers and rollers rapidly shoot each sheet under cyan, magenta, yellow, and black ink units.

The rollers even distribute shoot ink to the plates, which offsets the ink to a blanket roller than in turn applies ink to the paper, coated sheets are then fed through aqueous coating unit and run across heating elements for drying.

Every few hundred sheets, the pressman pulls a sheet for analysis.

He scans a color bar along the bottom edge for color accuracy.

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Visual inspection is also needed to check for highest quality, after printing the sheets move to the cutter.

A large industrial cutting machine slices up to 1,000 sheets.

Each job is then separated for transfer to their Particular finishing processes.

From there, your booklets are placed into a machine for scoring and folding.

A conveyer allows for continuous loading of jobs for maximum efficiency.

After the worker activates the machine, each booklet shoots towards the folder plates where up to four folds are applied along with scoring.

The final step is stitching.

The stitcher loads your booklet pages sequentially into the saddle stitching machine, the gathering chain pulls each booklet to the stitching unit, which places two wire stitchings along the edge.

The booklets then move to the trimming unit, slicing off the remaining edges.

The result? A high-quality, quick turn booklet ready to ship via our in-house mailing facility to your customer’s door.

Hello every one, today we will be discussing which program to use to make scientific posters. You don't have much choice here, but I see frequently people screwing this up. Let's go over potential programs that people are frequently using. First we have normal powerpoint, you can also get this fro free if you use Open office, LibreOffice or StarOffice. and then we have three Adobe programs. We have Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. So which program should you use? Well actually powerpoint is not that bad most people are already familiar with powerpoint. And if you create a big spread in the beginning you can align all your objects on the spread and it's quite simple to use. So if you don't have much time for your poster and you want to have still a decent poster it's totally fine to use powerpoint. However as powerpoint is not supporting any vector graphics you should make sure that all your pictures are really big and have a heigh resolution (dpi). If people are interested I will also make a tutorial and show you how to use powerpoint to make your poster. Then we have the other three programs from Adobe. Let's talk about the obvious bad choice here this is of cause photoshop. As the name says it's fro photos and we want to make a poster. And the problem with photoshop is that it is pixel based so you would need to put out the actual poster for print in a very big resolution to get it to print nicely. Also photoshop doesn't support text very well. So for a movie poster photoshop is very nice but for a scientific poster with quite some text and some lines and figures and so on photoshop should never be considered for making a poster. Then we are left with InDesign and illustrator. And quite often people use Illustrator. And to be honest, that is not a very bad choice however we have some specific problems with illustrator. First wen don't have spelling correction. And then also some text features with text kerning, so the spacing between letters and things like that so the really fine detailed things are not very well implemented into illustrator. Also if you want to use boxes with rounded corners as it is used on posters quite often Illustrator has some problems if you resize the boxes. So if you pay attention when looking at some posters you can really tell if people made those with illustrator and just dragged the boxes to resize them and there where screwing up the corners. So why should you use InDesign then? Well InDesign works pretty much like powerpoint. You have a big spread where you can place things on. Also InDesign is very well made for text because it's made basically for print media like magazines and newspapers. And the really nice thing about InDesign is that it does integrate very well with illustrator and photoshop as well. So inDesign it self gives you the very nice text function and very nice boxes that look very well on posters. Also very nice features to align your elements on the poster it self. Because it's a layout program for print, that's exactly what we need. And the big trick with InDesign is that you can take your illustrator file, so lets say we have made a figure or flowchart. Vector based of cause so it prints nicely. We put it into InDesign and then it actually gets linked so now we have a complex figure in InDesign it self that we would normally make with illustrator, which we actually did. And if we now want to change something in this figure, we can just open the *. Ai document in illustrator and make our changes and this will be updated in InDesign automatically. The same thing goes for pictures that we make with photoshop. This way our main document is not very cluttered and it's still very very easy to work with. If you would do the same thing in illustrator we would get the problem that we would have all of our graphics in one document and this can get very messed up with different layers and so on, so we don't want to do that. So I highly recommend using InDesign and if you don't have much time and you are more familiar with powerpoint there is also nothing wrong with using powerpoint. Sure you can till use illustrator but I think inDesign has some key advantages above illustrator and pleas never try to use photoshop to make a complete poster. So it's very simple; InDesign for the layout, illustrator as the name is telling you only for illustrations and photoshop only for photos. If you keep those things in mid (almost) nothing can go wrong with your poster.

Figure 3 - Brown, et al. Medical Communications Education Poster