Large Format Poster Printing

Create cool custom large format posters, whether they are short run posters or movie posters. Decorate your office, your personal space, or create the most eye-catching print posters to help advertise your brand! These are super useful to keep your employees informed as well.

Please note: This page is for quantity options from 1 to 20, for larger quantities starting from 25 please see also our Bulk Posters

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Format Guide

39'' x 55''
32'' x 48''
27'' x 39''
24'' x 36''
19'' x 27''
18'' x 24''
13'' x 19''
11'' x 17''

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Paper Guide

100 lb. Text Stock Gloss Premium

Premium medium weight paper stock with a glossy finish on both sides for popping colors. Resistant to markings and fading. Most common paper for Booklets and Magazines, Brochures or Posters. Indoor use only.

100 lb. Text Stock Matte Premium

Premium medium weight paper stock. Coated on both sides with a smooth matte finish for an elegant overall appearance. Enhanced durability due to its thickness. Indoor use only.

120 lb. Text Stock Gloss Premium

Perfect compromise between flexibility and rigidity. Glossy thicker medium weight paper stock with a shiny finish on both sides. High brightness for guaranteed outstanding printing results. Indoor use only.

120 lb. Text Stock Matte Premium

Elegant and exclusive matte paper option with a dull finish on both sides for enhanced readability. Appealing thickness and flexibility, durable, high brightness, nonglare. Indoor use only.

140 lb. Text Stock Gloss Premium

Thickest paper stock option, comparable with a thin (10pt.) cardstock paper. The glossy finish on both sides makes it an elegant, resistant and durable choice to highlight your art. Excellent brightness for vibrant colors. Indoor use only.

12 pt. Photo Paper High Gloss

Medium weight photo paper, ideal for displaying eye-catching and detailed designs. Its high gloss finish ensures brilliant quality photographic prints with vibrant colors in poster size.

12 pt. Photo Paper Satin Matte

Premium satin matte material with durable texture and detailed color depth. Sleek, non-glare finish, medium weight, high durability.

14 pt. Card Stock Matte

High quality cardstock with a smooth satin matte finish on back and front. Provides a sophisticated product, in muted hues, and easy to read even in full text. Very high brightness, feels great to the touch. Includes matte aqueous coating to avoid fingerprints and scoring.

90 lb. Text Stock BlueBack

Special outdoor poster paper, weatherproof, tear-resistant, durable, but lightweight and very flexible. The blue backing avoids transparency when getting wet and prevents other pasted over posters showing through. Suitable for outdoor and indoor use.

8 mil Backlit Film Satin Matte

Weatherproof polyester film, white translucent with a semi matte finish. Perfect for brilliant marketing messages in light boxes, on displays or on illuminated bollards. Extremely UV resistant. Indoor and outdoor use.

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Color Front/Back Guide

Full Color Printing Only on the Front, Blank Back
Full Color Printing on Front & Back
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Large Format Poster Printing

Create cool custom large format posters, whether they are short run posters or movie posters. Decorate your office, your personal space, or create the most eye-catching print posters to help advertise your brand! These are super useful to keep your employees informed as well.

Please note: This page is for quantity options from 1 to 20, for larger quantities starting from 25 please see also our Bulk Posters

File Specifications & Templates

Click here to see instructions for bleed, margin, colors, etc. or to download one of our free templates for your design.

Click here to see instructions for bleed, margin, colors, etc. or to download one of our free templates for your design.

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File Specifications

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File Dimensions

Please first choose a format from the calculator to see the exact file dimensions.

Bleed 0.1'' (1/10'')

This margin is essential to compensate trimming tolerances. The bleed will usually be trimmed off completely. Please ensure that background images and any bleed objects, which are supposed to reach to the edge of your page, extend into this margin to avoid thin white edges after trimming.

Safety Area 0.08'' (1/12'')

Additionally, please ensure that text and other important graphic elements are positioned at least 0.08'' away from the bleed to the inside. In most cases it doesn't look aesthetically if text stucks too closed to the edge.

Resolution

We print with a 177lpi screen, which provides a resolution of 354 dpi. In order to obtain best results, your file should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). Files for large formats, like for instance posters, may go below this threshold, however, in no case your resolution should be less than 150 dpi.

Color settings

CMYK is the standard color mode for full color offset printing. Thus, please use the CMYK color mode when creating your file. If, however, we receive files with any different color setting, our system will automatically convert them to CMYK. This may result in slight color deviations which will not be accepted as complaints since we cannot know the original color you had in mind. To avoid color issues, please use our color profile available further down this page.

Inking

The total of the percent values of the four color channels Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black must not exceed 300%. If it does, it will cause an above-average ink application and may not dry properly. As a consequence your printed products may stick together and tear on separation.
For black or gray color please only use the K channel (K = key = black). If your fonts are using three or more color channels, shadows may appear on the prints making the text difficult to read.
To obtain a deep saturated black of strokes and fillings, 40% Cyan and 100% Black are adequate (40/0/0/100). Alternatively you may also use the values 30/30/30/100.

Fonts

For offset printing, please always use Postscript fonts. In rare cases TrueType fonts may cause issues with many professional printing workflows. If TrueType fonts are unavoidable they should be converted to outlines, paths or curves (this function may have different names according to the used software).

File Formats

We prefer multipage PDF files, alternatively you may send us EPS, JPEG or TIFF files. Adobe Photoshop users should always save their files as JPEG or TIFF. If a Photoshop PDF is required, please use Acrobat Distiller to create the PDF (you may download our Acrobat JobOptions further down this page). Please never save a PDF directly from Photoshop.

Page Order

In your PDF file, the first page should be the front and the second page the back. Important for folded double sided products: The first page of your PDF must always include the front panel of your folded product (means the page which is supposed to be the front page after folding)

Templates

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Common Poster Sizes

We have multiple sizes available, and if you see a size that is not shown, we can create it for you!

Small

• 11" x 17"
• 13" x 19"

Medium

• 18" x 24"
• 19" x 27"

Large

• 24" x 36"
• 27" x 39"

Extra Large

• 32" x 48"
• 39" x 55"

Use Cases

Signs & Announcement Posters

News, a menu of the week, the progress of an ongoing project, or new regulations or deals, there are many announcements to communicate, and they must be seen by everyone. The use of posters is an effective way to get the message across to your audience. All sizes may work for these announcements depending on the space in which they are placed. A matte coated paper will be a great choice to enhance the readability of small text.

Recommended options:
24" x 36" or larger
12 pt. Photo Paper Satin Matte
90 lb. Text Stock BlueBack for outdoor use

Art Prints

Express your art with premium giclée printed posters and reach a wider audience by increasing the value of your artwork in the marketplace. By selecting a top quality paper and a matte finish combined with your designs you may obtain a true piece of art.

Recommended options:
Your custom size: Choose the next larger format and add our extra trimming option in the shopping cart
140 lbs. Text Stock Gloss Premium, or
14 pt. Card Stock Matte

Promotions & Deals Posters

Promotion is not only about the offer or discount, but also about capturing the attention of your target audience with an attractive design and a direct message that sparks the desire to enter your store and take advantage of the special offers. Using a double-sided poster is a great option to double display your message. If it's a colorful design, use a glossy coated paper.

Recommended options:
32" x 48" or larger
100 lb. Text Stock Gloss Premium
90 lb. Text Stock BlueBack for outdoor use

Nutrition Tips & Health Advice Posters

Friendly reminders are always welcome and useful to raise awareness about health tips, be it advice on hand-washing, nutrition portions, cardiovascular health or dental hygiene. Placing them in highly visible public areas such as schools, restrooms, canteens or waiting rooms, they will attract the attention of your patients or customers.

Recommended options:
18" x 24" or 24" x 36"
120 lbs. Text Stock Matte Premium

Our Promise

High Quality

We guarantee that you will find the highest quality products. We are motivated by customer satisfaction, and only provide the best experience for our customers.

Speedy Delivery

We offer efficient order processing, with fast production times and we work with the most trusted shipping companies.

Lowest Cost

We offer the best value products in the industry. We provide low cost and customized printed products, without skimping on quality.

Frequently Asked Questions About Short Run Posters

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What is the best format file for printing large posters?
We accept jpeg, tiff or pdf files, however for large format printing, we recommend using a jpeg file.
What type of paper are posters printed on?
We offer many options for cheap poster printing, to truly customize your order. The most popular option are our standard papers, which are 100 lb. text stock, and come in glossy print or matte print. Additionally, we offer an extra light option which comes in 80 lb. text stock. For larger posters, or large format printing, we have an extra heavy stock, which is 140 lb. text stock - this would be similar to a card stock. All of our short run posters are printed digitally, which will create a slight glossier look.

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