Traveling with Research PostersResearch and Scientific Poster Travel Tips

When traveling to your next meeting, getting your scientific or research poster there on time is a top priority. Knowing your options whether you travel by car, train, or plane, is important.

Here are a few methods of getting your poster from one location to another safely:


One of the most-used options for transporting posters is to package them in tubes. Laminated paper and other heavy paper posters roll up easily and fit securely in shipping tubes provided by the printer.

If traveling by plane, be sure to call your airline before arriving at the airport so you can determine if you will be carrying on or checking your tube. Most airlines will allow you to have two carry-on items and this way you can keep it with you. If your poster is too large, you may be forced to check it where you are at risk of damage or lost luggage. This is why most of our customers ship their posters to the meeting location in advance. If you don’t have time to ship, consider printing your poster on fabric so you can pack it in your carry-on.


An increasingly popular and affordable option to paper stocks is printing research posters on fabric. One of the most convenient features of a fabric poster is that you can fold or roll it up and pack it in your suitcase or carry-on luggage. Canvas and cotton are materials that are usually water- and wrinkle-resistant, making them a great choice for travelers.

While some travelers have noticed faint fold-lines in the fabric after a long trip, they have been able to hang or lay their poster flat before the conference to diminish the appearance of lines.

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