Are hand assembled posters acceptable in Academia?
When I say academia, I mean formal presentation settings such as conferences and symposia.
I ask because I am preparing for a symposium and came across Colin Purrington's guide to conference posters found here.
On his site, Purrington writes:
If you’re crafty, a handmade poster is far superior to anything that you could make with a poster printer. Plus you’d be the highlight of a meeting.
My field is engineering by the way.
I couldn't find this anywhere else and every academic research poster that I have seen is printed. I can print my poster, I am just wondering, would there be any issues with presenting a professional looking hand made one?
On my hand made poster, all text would be printed, it would just be assembled on the board without a template.