Poster Sizes

Maximize your custom printed posters with this handy sizing guide.

Your poster size will largely depend on the purpose it serves and location you want to mount it.


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A Practical Guide to Poster Sizes

Posters are everywhere – from event announcements, movie or concert promotions, company or school circulars, and as outdoor advertisements. The eye-catching graphics and bold text are effective marketing tools.

Size also matters, especially in how you are going to use it and the results you want. Here’s a handy guide on popular poster sizes, and the applications that work best for each:

  • 11” x 17” – The smallest and standard size for pinup posters. These are great for promoting events while not needing a lot of space like billboards and lamp posts.
  • 18” x 24” – Use them for advertisements and promoting sporting events, concerts, or festivals.
  • 24” x 36” and 27” x 39” –Ideal for commercial advertisements. Retail store movie posters are typically printed on 24” x 36” size while art shows, concerts and festivals use the 27” x 39” size.

When choosing the right stock for your posters, here are three things to consider:

  1. Budget – Do you need 1,000 bulk posters for an album release? Are you looking to print your poster on standard paper or fabric sticky back posters? The cost varies depending on the material and quantity you choose.
  2. Specifications Large format posters come in high gloss and semi-gloss finish, while others come in matte. Some paper stocks have a warm (red) or cool (blue) tone. All these can affect what the final print will look like.
  3. Location and Durability – Is the poster going to be mounted indoors? For outdoor posters, the stock needs to be able to withstand the elements. Our Mounted Posters do the job well.  

Remember these things, and you are on your way to creating posters that bring in the crowd, hit the bottom line, and last a long time. Print your posters with PrintRunner today and get free shipping on orders $39 or more.

 

FAQs

What are the most popular materials used for bulk posters?

For bulk posters, it’s the thick 100 lb. paper gloss and the lightweight 10 pt. paper gloss. Both have a high-reflective finish that is seen from a distance.

Do you offer custom sizes?

Yes, we do offer custom sizes for bulk posters. Fill out the custom order form and we’ll send you a custom quote based on your selections.

 


  
 
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