Poster Printing Packed With Power and Color
Poster printing lets you make thousands of impressions -- with a single print. Whether you need posters for art and photo reproductions, or to advertise your business, 48HourPrint.com has the options you need. Our posters come in standard, large format, mounted, and sign variants, so whatever you need a poster for, we have the specs and materials to make it happen.
Design your posters with our templates on your favorite design tool and try poster printing today.
Standard posters need no introduction. They’ve been a staple of advertising for a few hundred years. We’ve added a host of options that make it easy to match any design you can think of.
Print sizes from standard 8.5” x 11” (letter size) all the way to 27” x 39” (standard movie poster size) You can also print on both sides -- useful on storefront windows if you want to advertise inside and outside at the same time. You also have a choice of gloss, matte, and high gloss UV stocks to choose from.
Large Format Posters
Large format posters, as the name says, are huge -- perfect for artwork that needs to be the center of everyone’s attention. They come in a selection of large sizes as big as 36” x 72”, about the area of a single-size mattress.
Large format posters are printed on photo paper, in your choice of semi-gloss or high-gloss finishes. They’re a great format for photo enlargements and art reproductions.
Mounted posters are the perfect format for posters that need to be handled frequently. They’re made from your choice of two different water-resistant plastic materials, including extra-light styrene, and super-rigid PVC board. Best of all, no framing is necessary with mounted posters, since these products are already self-supporting. They come in sizes ranging from 16” x 20” to 24” x 36”, letting you use this durable format for a variety of applications. Use them for durable office decor, restaurant menus, and even for presentations.
Poster signs should be your go-to marketing material whenever you need outdoor advertising. They’re made from your choice of durable white PVC or lightweight styrene board.
All poster signs are waterproof, making them a good choice for wet and humid conditions. They come in sizes 16” x 20” to 24” x 36”, giving you the flexibility to create impressions from different distances. Use them for real estate signs, storefront signs, and any other outdoor advertising.
Q&AsQ: What are the different paper and cardstock options for posters?
A: We offer a wide variety of durable paper and cardstock choices for poster printing:
80 lb. text is the thinnest, most lightweight option. We recommend this type of paper for indoor displays.
100 lb. text is thicker with more substantial weight than 80 lb. text, adding a premium feel to your posters.
14 pt. cardstock is thick and sturdy like a greeting card.
Photo paper is for printing large format posters to get crisp, high-quality results.
White PVC board is for both indoor and outdoor displays. This material is waterproof, long-lasting, and can withstand heavy handling.
20 mil. styrene is also a great option for outdoor posters. It offers a smooth, high-quality finish and is also weather resistant.
Q: I don’t have a design yet. Do you offer templates?
A: Yes, we offer poster templates on Create48, our online design tool. You can browse according to industry and style for some design inspiration, then easily customize for free.
Click on your favorite template and use the design tool bar to personalize your poster. Change colors, upload or browse your own images, add your own copy to make your own unique design.
Q: What type of file format should I send for poster printing?
A: We prefer PDF files, but we also accept the following formats:
You can also create your poster directly on the website by using our online design tool or download a blank guideline template. These do not contain any designs, but they indicate our bleed, trim and safety zones. You can choose from four software applications: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Publisher.
Q: What are the most popular poster sizes?
A: For small posters, the standard size is 11” x 17”. It’s a common choice for announcement boards because it’s large enough but does not occupy too much space.
For both indoor and outdoor posters, we recommend the 18” x 24” size. It’s big enough to see from 10’ to 15’ away. It also works well for photography printing.
If you need to set up your poster in places with high foot traffic, we recommend choosing 24” x 36” size posters. This is slightly smaller than a standard movie poster and can be spotted from 30’ away.
Q: What is the required file resolution for posters?
A: All graphic file images require a minimum of 300 dpi. We highly recommend that you check all your images before saving them, as anything less than 300 dpi will be pixelated.
Additionally, be sure to check that your file has been saved to CMYK color mode. This ensures the colors in your design will print accurately.