BioMed- Design Services and Digital Imaging
Design services and digital imaging offers a comprehensive range of creative design and printing, digital imaging, photography, illustration, and production services to assist in the educational and research needs of Wayne State University School of Medicine, Wayne State University, The Detroit Medical Center and greater Detroit community. However, we are not limited to only university and clinical clientele. If you have personal creative needs we will assist/support anyone who submits an order.
We promote the use of current technology and state of the art digital and printing devices. The department is dedicated to being consistent with the educational mission of the University, whether that is directed to student, staff, faculty, alumni and consumers. Please note, projects for the educational needs of the school take priority. Also, we adhere to strict copyright violations. We will NOT print other commercial branding that would violate a copyright law.
Requests are given a work order number if service time and estimate are agreed upon. Payment in the form of IRB, cash, check, OneCards and credit cards are accepted.
There is pay lot (P) across from the School of Medicine on Canfield. For short-term pick up and delivery, enter the UHC/DRH driveway (located off of St. Antoine) and go to the gated lot at the right. The security guard will allow 15 minute parking.
You will be required to show identification to security upon entering the School of Medicine.
Illustration; conceptual development; layout & medium consideration: (medical illustration, flash animation, electronic invitations, newsletters, posters, flyers, postcards, programs, charts, diagrams, interactive PDFs, banners, mounting, lamination and much, much more.) Whether printed materials or online and/or digital displays, all projects are developed to adhere with university compliance rules and regulations when necessary. Length of design time varies dependent on the type of media needed and established when work order estimate is written. Projects normally addressed on a first come first serve basis.
Portrait, group, media events, landscape, architecture, specimens, lab procedures. Call us at 313-577-1482 to schedule an appointment, or use our Portrait Scheduler to make your own appointment for a portrait online.
Output content is received either by internally(our department) creating the projects, by email, or submitted by you the customer personally. Service involves printing and/or electronic output. We can print posters, postcards, flyers, brochures and photos. We can save and/or convert electronic files to send via email or store on various devices, CDs and/or web content formats. Printed output is limited to machine and supply availability. Call ahead for availability.
Placing an Order
Printing your files
Production of printing your file(s) is typically a 48-hour turnaround time. Some projects may take longer, please consult us for estimates.
How to submit files
PLEASE NOTE: Some projects may require more time. For more specific questions you may have, please refer to our FAQ section or call us at (313) 577-1482. IMPORTANT information about Mac and PC file formats: when printing projects, there are differences in Macintosh and PC files! Therefore we are ONLY accepting PDF files for printing. For your protection and peace-of-mind, a PDF file format creates the file exactly how YOU FORMATTED it.
When submitting your posters to print, please indicate page size and what type of material you want it printed on. These parameters determine the cost of your printing.
If you do not specify this information, unexpected printing results may occur! See FAQ section for details.
RUSH FEE’s are assessed to those projects needing immediate service due to event scheduling.
Pricing is all the same for 24# – 100# text and cover stock. We have presentation paper and semi-gloss finishes. Please indicate your preference upon ordering. Samples are available in the office to review.
|Material Size||1-100 count||101-500 count||501-100 count|
The sitting fee for a portrait is $25. This includes photographing you in the studio in various poses; you choose one photo from these poses. This photo is touched-up, cropped and adjusted. You will be emailed the final “high resolution” file for your own use. To make an appointment, please use our Portrait Scheduler.
$5.00 for 8.5 x 11 sheet
$10.00 for 13 x 19 sheet
Anything larger refer to the “Large Format Printing” guide.
Large Format Printing
|Basic paper||Heavy Weight Paper
Indoor Banner material
|High Gloss paper
or FABRIC material
|Material Size||3 mil thickness||10 mil thickness|
Foam Core Board Mounting
We keep 32” x 40”, standard sized, boards in stock at all times. If you need anything larger, we would need to special order. It is $9.00 for each white foam board, and $10.00 for each black foam board. This includes the adhesive.
Our foam core comes in 3/16″ and is available in white or black. White foam core board has a smooth, clay-coated lining that gives it a smooth satin finish. Black foam core board has a solid black core, wrapped in black matte paper.
“Foam Core” is a durable and lightweight material used for the mounting of posters, photographic prints, as a backing for picture framing, and for rigid signage that is used to display on easels.
We will ONLY mount Heavy Weight Coated Paper or Semi-Gloss Paper on foam core boards. Basic Coated Paper is too weak and will ripple when mounting.
Note: black foam core is a special request – please call ahead and check on availability before submitting your project to be mounted.
Cash (exact change only – we do NOT have a cash box).
Check (payable to Wayne State University).
IRB (Internal Requisition and Inter-Account Bill; single and/or standing).
We can invoice any non-university account or business.
Procards and Credit Cards are accepted.
On October 16, 2017 Wayne State University unveiled the new “Warrior Strong” identity. Please click the School, College and Division header on the Marketing website to download School of Medicine logos.
The PowerPoint templates we offer are some of the most common sizes we deal with (Imperial/Metric Unit Conversion Form). Always refer to your conference guidelines in regards to specific poster requirements! If you are in need of someone to create your poster, DON’T PANIC! Send your information to email@example.com and we can create it for you!
Page Set-up for Powerpoint Posters
When you attend a conference or an event, the organizers will give you the maximum area that you will have for a display. Consider this size FIRST and FOREMOST before creating your poster layout.
What to consider if using Powerpoint: There is a maximum size limitation: PowerPoint™ allows a maximum page size of 56 inches.
If you need your poster larger than 56 inches, we recommend creating it at 28 inches. We would print it for you at 200% to fit your size.
3′ x 6′ page setup = 18″ height x 36″ width
3′ x 7′ page setup = 18″ height x 42″ width
4′ x 6′ page setup = 24″ height x 36″ width
4′ x 8′ page setup = 24″ height x 48″ width
Changing your “Page Set-up”
In Microsoft Office Powerpoint: select the “Design” tab in the top ribbon; select the “Page Set-up” icon; enter the values in those fields.
On Macintosh Powerpoint: select “File”; chose “Page Set-up”; enter the values in those fields.
Creating a PDF file
In Microsoft Office Powerpoint:
In Macintosh Powerpoint: select “File”; choose “Save As”; under Format, choose “PDF”
Create a great presentation!
You have a presentation to create and it’s important. However, formatting diagrams can take forever and the text on your slides seems to have a mind of its own. Don’t panic! BIOMED – Design Services and Digital Imaging can help you to get the presentation you want and provide timesaving tips to help send your presentation off in style. Call us to make an appointment to discuss creating your slides. 313-577-1482.
Create an effective presentation
When you are creating your presentation, a good rule to remember is to “KISS”, or Keep It Stupid Simple. Only put in information that is essential. Outline your thoughts. If you are reading aloud what you have written in the slide, you will surely bore your audience.
- Use dark backgrounds and light colors for your text. Use text that is 24pt or larger.
- For section headings (e.g., Introduction), use bold, maybe a font size of about 36-44.
- For supporting text (e.g., text within each section & figure captions), use font sizes of about 24-28 (bold, if appropriate).
- Use font sizes proportional to importance to establish a hierarchy:
- largest font size- Title
- next largest font size – Section headings medium font size –
- Supporting material smallest font size – Details
- Use Helvetica or Arial fonts, not “Times” or other serif fonts. Helvetica and Arial (san-serif) are bolder and easier to read.
- Use a consistent background throughout. Changing backgrounds, fonts, graphics makes your reader confused. Add Clip art only to add impact to a specific message — not on every slide.
Grab the reader’s attention!
Creating slides that get the viewer’s attention is not about which pictures to include. It’s about using the space on your slides effectively. Don’t crowd your slides, and only include elements that contribute to the points you want to make. When you use graphics on a slide, choose images that serve a purpose (such as a chart or diagram that displays a direct benefit of your idea). Take a look below at the 4 ways to help grab and keep your viewer’s attention.
- Use sound recordings when sending a presentation electronically. A clean slide that emphasizes key points is more effective than a slide that contains every word you intend to say. But, what do you do if you’re sending your presentation electronically? Consider recording narration to accompany your slides.
- Use Notes and Handouts to help you stay on track or to create quick and easy leave-behinds for your viewers. Use the Notes pane that appears below the slide in Normal view to write notes to yourself for your presentation, or to create notes that you can print for your viewers. You can also format and print handouts that contain up to nine slides per page.
- Create charts and diagrams that emphasize your key points. To chart data in PowerPoint, start by clicking the Insert Chart icon on any g AutoShapes to create any type of diagram or flowchart can provide much more flexibility without much more work.
- Use animation and slide transitions consistently and sparingly. Having text and graphics appear on-screen just when you need them can be a nice touch. However, using too much animation can distract from your presentation’s content.
- For effects that emphasize your points without overwhelming your audience, limit animation to key points and use consistent animation choices throughout the presentation.
- Subtle and consistent slide transitions can also provide a professional touch without being distracting
Stay in control of your presentation!
Custom colors, layouts, and graphics can do a lot for your presentation. But a misaligned flowchart, or a presentation that crashes on your client’s computer, isn’t likely to make the impression you want.
- Keep file size manageable. A common cause of stress with PowerPoint presentations is that the file size becomes too large to edit or to run presentation smoothly. Fortunately, this problem is easy to avoid by using smaller picture file types, compressing pictures, and using native PowerPoint features whenever possible (such as tables, charts, and AutoShapes) instead of embedding and importing objects.
- Use the available tools for creating perfect diagrams. One of the great things about PowerPoint is that getting something perfect is easier than getting it close.
- Instead of nudging objects until your eyes get tired, use the Align Or Distribute tools. They can help you perfectly align and evenly distribute objects in a click.
- You can also use Guides to align and space objects. Guides can help you measure distance and keep positioning of elements consistent across multiple slides.
- Zooming in on an object in PowerPoint can greatly increase the accuracy of what you see.
- Know exactly what the recipient of your presentation will see. If you’re sending a presentation by e-mail, try saving the presentation as a Slide Show so that it automatically opens for the recipient in slide show view.
- If you’re sending a presentation on CD, the Package for CD feature in PowerPoint is a great time and stress-saver. This feature will set up your presentation (including linked files) on a CD so that the slide show will run correctly for any recipient. It even adds a PowerPoint viewer so that the recipient’s computer doesn’t need PowerPoint to run the show.
- Use Slide Masters for consistency and to save time. In addition to customizing elements of slide layouts (as discussed earlier in this article), you can use the masters to save time and keep slides consistent by adding graphics and formatting just once for all slides.