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You need people to be able to see some detail from a fair way away, so they want to have a further look at it. Nevertheless, they need to be academic and formal. So they still need to follow some of the requirements that your other reports or essays also follow. In terms of them being written in good, clear English and grammatically correct. And also sometimes following some of the conventions of how you title and layout some of the information. So, this is an example of a decent layout. So you can see we've got the title clearly at the start. It follows a similar kind of pattern that your reports might do, so your lab reports. So we still have an abstract, there's an introduction, you might have a table or a materials and methods section. You've still got results and conclusions There's figures in there as well, and they are often the best way to get information across clearly and quickly, and make it look visually attractive. and you'll notice at the bottom that there are references. So, even though this is a poster, you still need those references. Still using Harvard APA referencing system, as well. So, a few things to think about type and colour. So, it's nice to have a colour background, but I would say that it needs to be a muted one. So not something that's too strong, but something where you still have a contrast between the typed word and the background. But that said, it is nicer than a white background, because it is more eye-catching and sometimes it is easier to read. Also, making sure you don't over-clutter your poster. So leave some clear space. Also, thinking in terms of making sure that things follow a kind of logical progression. So, if I briefly go back to this layout, people tend to read from left to right, and top to bottom. So that's why we've got the title at the top, then abstract, introduction, and then go to the other side to read the results and conclusion, so it follows a logical order. And you can see here, there is still clear space. Also use a sans serif font. It basically means use a clear font that doesn't have too many fancy bits on it. So, anything that looks like handwriting, or old fashioned type, can be quite difficult to read. So, sticking to something like Calibri, or Arial, or something like that. Obviously, making some things obvious. So, your big title, you might want to be 90pt. Section headings 32-36 pt, main body 22-28pt. So fairly big type, as well. Which also underlines why you need to be quite concise in what you are writing. Also, we'd recommend 1. 5 to double line spacing. So you are leaving a decent amount of space between the lines, which again makes it easier to read on a poster. A few little bits about labelling. You definitely want figures on a poster, you don't want it all to be written text. You need something eye-catching and interesting to look at. So you may have figures, graphs, photographs, tables of information. They all need to be labelled, as well. And they all need to do something, too. A figure legend, as it says here, will go at the foot of the image. But also, you have that figure legend in there, saying Figure 1, so you can refer to it in the text. So they should be in there for a reason, and they should be helping to illustrate something that you are actually saying. So you don't want little bits of clip art, or photographs, in there for the sake of it. They should be related to what you are saying. Same with something like a table. So if you have got a list of results to want to give, putting it in a table may be better. They need to be labelled at the top, as this one is, and everything needs a title, as this does as well. So, probably the best way of illustrating this is to show you a few things. So this, for example, is a example of a not very good poster. So you can see that the two pictures there, the two figures, don't have any title. They don't have any legend. So, I'm not convinced that the person who has put them in is actually going to speak about them in the text. The title isn't very clear because they've used some kind of weird word art, so if you were standing far away from it, you might be able to make out Gobi Desert, but maybe not the first couple of words. It's got quite a distracting border around it. It's got a very dark background, and then the actual text is on different colours which is a bit confusing and sometimes means the contrast isn't very good, particularly in the Methods section and the Results section, where the background is quite dark. Also, things aren't quite in order. So you've got the Abstract, but then you've got a figure in the way You've got the Introduction, but for some reason it's followed by the References. You've got the Methods and the Results, but the Methods are really big, and the Results are really small. And then you've got the Discussion and Conclusions kind of shoved towards the end. So it would be much better to have it in columns, justified with each other, so you can make out what section is doing what. That's in comparison to this one, which is much better. It isn't perfect, it could be more interesting, but it is a lot clearer. So, we've got a fairly muted background, a surround which isn't too distracting. The title is clear, it could maybe be a bit clearer, it could be a bit bolder. But you can see that everything is justified. We've got the Abstract, the Introduction and the Methods, so it follows a logical path. We've got some figures in the middle which are labelled and have titles. So we'll assume they are going to talk about it in the text. And then we've got Results, Discussion and Conclusions, and References at the end. So it follows a kind of logical path, you can follow it through from left to right and top to bottom. So, things to check about your posters. Is the format clear? Does it follow a logical path? Are your diagrams, figures and graphs reasonably clear? Are they titled? Can you see at least some detail on them from far away, so they are attractive? Is the text clear? Have you used a reasonably sized font, so is the main body at least 22pt? Have you left at least 1. 5 to double line spacing? And, you yourself, if you put that up on the wall and step away from it, is it eye-catching? Is it something that would make you think 'right, I want to go and read that further'. Further help, as well, if you want some help on technically how to do posters, if you go on the Skills for Learning website, and look at the Workshops tab, and look at Digital Skills, our Digital Skills Team do run sessions on how to do poster presentations in PowerPoint, and set them out. So that's a really useful thing to attend. And this is the information about our Skills for Learning Website. There's also another Guide on there with more detail, on Poster presentations and all sorts of other Scientific Writing as well, and also other ways you can find us including our Blog and Twitter.
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.
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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 everyone, and welcome to the new inDesign tutorial series. In this series I will be teaching you how to make academic posters with InDesign CS6. If you go to conferences as a scientist or engineer you often need to bring your own poster to present your research. I think most people don't really enjoy making posters so if you look at posters on the internet or on conferences where you are going most of the times it's just a big wall of text and not very nice to look at. So I want you to remember that posters are something visual. So in this tutorial I will not only talk about how to get the right amount of text but also how to get a very nice flow and layout and also how to use figures and graphics to make your poster very attractive. If you need to make a poster for a conference I really hope you see this as an opportunity to design something, to create something, to be a little bit of an artist. Even if you are a scientist, I think every one can have a lot of fun making a poster and it's great if it looks very nice in the end. Because a great poster will also help to also promote your research. So in this course I will be helping you to make a great poster. But before we start making the poster I want you to consider some key things before you open up InDesign. First of all you should really figure out who is attending the conference. It is a very specialised conference on e. G. neuro science or a particular group of organisms? Or has the conference a very broad field? So depending on that you will have some experts from your field or you will have general students of professors from other fields as well and you need to adjust the style and information in your posters accordingly. So if the conference is for a general audience, you want to keep it very simple and don't use special terms that only people from your field are using. Secondly figure out the actual dimensions of your poster. On conferences you get only one specific wall, where you can put your poster on and if your poster is to big you will not be able to hang it on your poster wall. So usually posters are in A1 or A0 and also think about if the poster needs to be in landscape or if it can be in the normal orientation. You will find those informations on the conference website or if you apply for a conference. Now as you know the size and orientation of your poster it's really important that you make a draft so take out a pice of paper and make a rough sketch with what you want to put on your poster and also what sections you want to have. Like introduction, materials and methods and how much space they should take on your poster. Normally the results section should have the biggest space on the poster. And as we are making a poster in this tutorial as well I have done this for the poster we will make. So you should have an idea what your layout should look like and what contents should go on your poster. It's really key here to concentrate your research to the most important points only, because if you don't do this you will end up with a wall of text. Also try to keep it to 300 words total on your poster if you end up with 400, well thats all right but if you really go above 400 you need to scrape something away. So really try here to aim for 300 words and don't forget that the poster should be a lot move visual and not written like a thesis with a lot of words. Now as you have figured out what you want to put on your poster you should also discuss it with your supervisor. And then one last important point is that you should not worry to much about details now. The first step is as we have our draft, to get our text and figures into InDesign. To get a basic overview if our layout idea works and how everything looks together. And then we can work on the details and polish the poster and really choose the right font size, choose the right font and so on, work on all the edges. So make sure to get the contend on the poster first and then tweak all the layout things and make everything look nice. All right I hope you will keep this checklist in mind and in the next video I will show you some posters I made and also talk about how to get inspired to create your own poster and own style. So click here for the next video!.