August 10, 2021
Tips for Large Poster Printing
Large poster printing is one of the most effective ways to get your message across.
If you’re contemplating large poster printing to catch your customer’s attention, here’s what you need to know to stand out from the crowd:
Location, location, location.
Most large posters are designed to be viewed from outside, usually in shop windows, on billboards or as pavement signs. They can be displayed in a multitude of ways, you can insert them into a frame, hang them from a ceiling or stick them directly to a wall or window.
Posters can endure a lot of environmental stress, whether they are in a window that gets lots of direct sunlight or outside in a pavement sign that may be subjected to damp conditions. There are a number of different materials, print techniques & finishing options we can use to ensure they continue to look as vibrant as possible. From UV protection to waterproofing with techniques such as lamination. Let us know where you are planning to place your posters so we can suggest what would be best.
Size really does matter.
Large poster prints are designed to be viewed from afar. You’ll need to balance the space you have available with the amount of information you can realistically display to those walking or driving by.
It’s a good idea to stand where the busiest footfall is, walk past the location and consider how much information you could take in.
Good to know! Large posters are typically printed in the following sizes: A2 (420 x 594mm), A1 (594 x 841mm), A0 (841 x 1189mm). Find out more here.
Print quality is key.
Before sending your artwork to print, check the print quality/resolution. It’s always best to set up your artwork to the size poster you have chosen, this ensures no stretching/enlarging takes place that could cause your artwork to pixelate. Your resolution should be set as 300dpi minimum (This also applies to any logo or image files you have imported into the design).
Design is everywhere.
(And you’ll really notice it on a large poster)
Large poster printing offers the perfect way to attract potential customers and help promote special offers, new products, events or to make important announcements. This makes it even more important to get the design just right. Contact us for design advice, or read our ‘7 Easy Tips For Designing The Perfect Poster’ here.
Whatever format you need, we offer both a print and design service for large poster printing. For small quantities we even offer a same-day turnaround. Get in touch to find out how we can help you grab your customer’s attention!Request a Custom Quote