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  • Standard, large, and mounted options
  • Premium paper and cardstock
  • Water-resistant, outdoor materials
  • Matte, gloss, high-gloss UV coating options
  • Quick printing turnaround

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Custom Posters for Eye Poppin’ Promotions

Custom posters may seem old school, but there’s a reason (or a dozen) why they’re still a popular advertising tool for many businesses, even today.

Posters are affordable, versatile, and effortless to incorporate in any of your promotions. Your poster content can be as direct, mysterious, or impactful as you need it to be. They’re highly visible and can be placed in various locations to increase brand awareness, and they instantly make any space look better.

If there’s one traditional, tried-and-tested approach to get noticed, it’s poster printing.

48HourPrint.com offers high-quality, cheap posters for your business. Whether you’re promoting new products, an upcoming event, or just spreading the message, we’ve got the printing experience and expertise to print posters to suit any requirement.

Custom poster printing with 48HourPrint.com lets you convey your message in any way you want.

Choose from our large selection of sizes, from 8.5” x 11” up to our largest format, 36” x 27”. We have standard posters in premium paper and cardstock that are perfect for bulletin announcements and event promotions. For major events or photo exhibits, go for large format poster printing. We print on high-quality photo paper that ensures a crisp, clear finish to your design. If you need something durable for outdoor promotions, our mounted posters are made of water-resistant PVC and styrene material. They require no additional framing and can easily be displayed on an easel.

Print custom posters today and get your order ready for shipping in as fast as one (1) business day. Confirm your order by 8 p.m. ET and it will ship from our facility the next business day.

Poster Printing Strategies

Posters are one of the most effective ways to capture attention, but your design and type of poster play a vital role in your success. Here are our top printing tips for you to get the most out of your poster printing.

Select a proper size. Consider where you’ll need to apply your poster. Will it be alongside other ads in a bulletin board? If it’s a standalone print, how large is the wall? Here are some recommended poster sizes:

  • 11” x 17” is the best size if you need anything relatively small to fit announcement boards. It won’t take up too much space to cover other ads but it’s large enough to stand out from the rest.
  • 24” x 36” is widely used for festivals, concerts, and big events. This size works for both indoor and outdoor advertising and perfect for product promotions and announcements. Print your poster on thick, durable PVC or styrene board, set it up at your storefront and you’re good to go!
  • 36” x 72” will get you noticed, even from a distance. This is our largest poster size and is often used for movie posters and outdoor environments like bus stops and building exteriors. Print large posters to draw attention even in busy locations.

Design with the viewer in mind. Effective posters should garner impressions, which means you need to capture your audience immediately. Use a striking headline. Choose contrasting colors that attract the eye. Make sure the important elements and information are readable from a distance. Include a clear call-to-action.

Finish it right. The coating you choose at the end of the printing process can make or break your design. With their high shine properties, our gloss and high-gloss UV finishes are more suitable for vibrant graphics and photo prints. The extra layer of sheen maximizes sharpness and add emphasis to color and details. If you don’t need to display your poster behind a glass frame, go for glossy coating. In contrast, matte coating has a muted, subdued effect that minimizes shine. This finish will give your posters a softer effect that’s easier on the eyes, especially for text-heavy designs.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I don’t have a poster design yet. Do you offer templates?

A: Yes, we offer free poster design templates to help you get started. These templates are free and easy to customize. To help you choose, just filter the poster templates by size, industry, and style.

Q: How do I design posters?

A: It’s easy to design posters using our website! You can select from one of our free poster templates or choose a blank template if you feel like starting from scratch. Click Customize on your preferred design, and this will take you to Create48, our online design tool. Use the toolbar to upload your logos and images, add text and shapes, and change colors to suit your branding. Once you’re done, click Save. You can access your design using your account under Saved Designs.

Q: What is the most popular material for posters?

A: The most popular paper stock for posters in 100 lb. cover stock. It’s our thickest paper material available and has a premium feel like high-quality magazine paper.

Q: How soon can I receive my posters?

A: This depends on the printing turnaround options for that type of poster. Standard and large format posters can be printed and ready for shipping in just one (1) business day, while mounted posters are ready in two (2) business days. Be sure to select your preferred printing option in the order calculator. This does not include weekends, holidays, and shipping transit time. You can check the estimated delivery date by including your ZIP code in the order calculator.

Q: How much does it cost to print posters?

A: The price depends on your poster size, material, and quantity. For example, 500 pieces of size 11” x 17” posters printed on 100# cover stock costs 63¢ each. If you order 1,000 posters, each piece costs only 41¢ apiece. Use the product page order calculator to check the price of your preferred poster specifications.