About Our Scientific Posters

The MakeSigns Advantage

15+ Years of Experience

Hundreds of thousands of research posters printed for individuals and conferences
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Worry-Free Printing Accuracy

Our team ensures images, fonts, and charts will print as intended
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Lightning Fast Turnaround

Have your poster in your hands when you need it (or sooner)
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Effortless Ordering

Just upload your file and we guide you with easy questions and suggestions
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Valuable Communication

Real people are available throughout your entire experience
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With Our Scientific Poster Material Options, We use premium microporous glossy paper and UV resistant inks for scientific posters. Images won't smear or fade.

Matte Paper

36# Presentation Bond, matte finish.

46# Presentation Bond, matte finish. Water resistant (Image won't run, but paper will get soggy in rain.)

Glossy Paper

Glossy, water resistant paper, similar to photographic paper.

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Glossy, water resistant paper, similar to photographic paper. Ideal for photos and scientific posters. This is by far our most popular media for scientific posters.

Wrinkle Resistant Fabric

Perfect for international poster conferences!

Learn More About Fabric Posters

Perfect for international poster conferences! Fold up and pack in your suitcase, use an iron on the back for touch-ups. Wrinkle resistant, fade resistant, tear resistant.
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Tri Fold Poster

We Offer 48" x 36" Tri-Fold Posters!

We can print your research poster and mount it to a tri-fold presentation board. We ship your display board in a sturdy shipping box to reduce the possibility of damage. The poster is a semi-gloss finish and is water resistant. The total size of the tri-fold display is 36" high by 48" wide. Each "flap" is 12" wide and the center section is 24" wide. Your file must be in a 3:4 aspect ratio for the tri-fold poster option to be available when you order. Our Tri-Folds are $109.95 plus shipping.

Hanging Your Scientific Poster

All of our scientific posters are printed on "flexible" media. Temporary posters can be hung using push pins, tape or velcro strips. You could also mount your scientific poster to foam board using readily available spray glue.


We do not offer lamination. Lamination not only increases the cost to our customers, but also adds undue glare. We offer a paper that is glossy, while not highly reflective.

Which Would You Rather Have?

We put our premium microporous glossy paper and water resistant inks to the test.

Not all paper is the same. To prove this, we did a side-by-side water resistance test—putting a typical competitor's glossy poster paper up against our MAKESIGNS.COM glossy poster paper. We sprayed each poster with water, then wiped our dry hand through the wet area. Our poster was not affected. The other poster was ruined as the ink turned into a slimy mess. You can see the results below.

Typical Competitor's Glossy Paper

Typical competitor's glossy paper with smeared ink

Typical resin coated glossy poster paper turns into slime when it gets wet!

MakeSigns.com Custom Sign Printing
Glossy Paper

Winner!MakeSigns.com glossy paper unaffected by water

MakeSigns.com Microporous Glossy Poster Paper has water resistance!

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