Education Support Services/Posters

The Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics (FIP) is supportive in providing assistance for all FIP members, in as many areas as possible, to support their research and education. Currently, we provide FIP Friday Breakfasts allowing students, postdocs and faculty the chance to collaborate and discuss their projects with one another informally. Another service that we provide is free poster printing for all FIP members.

Free Education Posters to FIP Members

Poster printingThe Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics (FIP) offers services to all FIP faculty and students of poster printing for educational purposes at no charge. 

FIP has worked out an agreement with to have them charge our FIP group account to print posters for the FIP faculty and students. In most cases, PhDPosters should be able to print a poster within 1-3 business days. There are exceptions during preparation for the Annual FIP Symposium when all FIP members will be notified of printing deadlines at that time. 

FIP members are allowed to print 1 poster per semester.


Posters can ONLY be printed in Adobe (.pdf) format or Powerpoint (.ppt)
Adobe is preferred.

Posters MUST be 48"x42" or less.

Please note that offers a variety of sizes, material and delivery methods.  FIP will pay for sizes 42x36 or 48x42 (or smaller), semi-gloss paper only and pick up service.  If you need expedited delivery, satin poster or larger posters, please pay with your own credit card -

IF FIP is charged for larger posters, multiple posters, satin posters or expediting fees, your account privileges will be revoked.

Please contact August Burns ( to be issued a password to have your poster printed. Once you have received your password, DO NOT SHARE it with anyone.

If you abuse the printing privileges by printing too large of posters, numerous amounts of posters or sharing passwords, your rights will be revoked.

Step 1: goto

Step 2: Click on "Order Now" or "Place Order" in the top right corner.

Step 3: When given the choice of "Local Pickup" or "Conference Pickup" or "Mail Order"  all of which are large orange buttons or in small print below  those orange buttons is the statement "use a Phdposters group account" 
Select "use a Phd posters group account" in small print at the bottom left corner.

Step 4: complete your information
Account ID: dukefip
Password: ..... (use your individual password.  If you need a password, please contact August Burns for the password -
Reminder not to share your password.