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Posters

Poster Printing

Printing posters is an effective and inexpensive way to make an impact. Simply print an image or artwork, information about an event, highlight your product or service or even print a large map of a city so you don't get lost. There are multiple uses and applications for posters that come in a number of different sizes and styles. 

We offer a range of poster printing sizes and styles from A3, A2, A1 and A0 with a range of stock weights from 80 gsm to 350 gsm. 

Poster Printing Stock types

We have a range of stock types from bond paper to mid-weight with different finishes including:

  • Artboard coated
  • Backlit film
  • Bond uncoated
  • Gloss
  • Gloss Poster
  • Matte uncoated poster
  • Satin poster
  • Silk
  • Synthetic
  • Uncoated
  • Uncoated recycled

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Artwork setup + Options Information

For best printing results, please read and follow the information below

Posters Artwork specifications & Setup

Please ensure that you upload print ready PDFs.
A print ready PDF needs to be:
• High resolution (300dpi images)
• CMYK colours,
• 3mm of bleed on all sides,
• Trim marks supplied

If you are unable to supply as print ready PDF, we may be able to use other files and fix any that are not print ready.
Please Contact Us or send your file to us to verify if you are unsure.

Need help in ordering Posters?

If you need help or more information about what this means or how to setup your file, please see our Print Specifications page in the How it Works section on our website.  You can also Contact Us for more information.

Type of poster

Posters can either be run on our digital and offset presses for larger quantities or smaller formats, or our Wide format printers for smaller runs or larger posters.

If you are unsure which option to choose, get in touch and we can recommend the best option.

Sizes

Our standard sizes are:
A4 (210 x 297mm)
A3 (297x420mm)
A2 (420 x 594mm) 
A1 (594 x 841mm) - Wide format unless over 250x
A0 (841 x 1188mm) - Wide format only

Custom sizes are possible but they require a custom quote, please Contact Us for other sizes

Stock Types & GSM (thickness)

The Following Stock/paper options available online, more are available by request.

Small format stocks:

Artboard Coated- Satin card
Available thickness online - 350gsm (thick posters)

Gloss - Gloss paper
Available thickness online - 150gsm, 170gsm and 250gsm (light to medium posters)

Silk - Satin silk paper
Available thickness online - 150gsm, 170gsm (light to medium posters)

Uncoated - Standard uncoated paper
Available thickness online - 100gsm (thin posters - only available for A4 and A3 online)

Uncoated 100% Recycled - Made from 100% recycled materials
Available thickness online - 140gsm and 350gsm (light to thick posters - only available for A4 and A3 online)

Wide format stocks:

Bond uncoated - thin bond paper
Available thickness online - 80gsm (light posters - not recommended for a lot of ink coverage, better for small amounts of ink or text)

Gloss Poster - Gloss poster paper
Available thickness online - 230gsm (medium posters)

Satin Poster - Satin poster paper
Available thickness online - 230gsm (medium posters)

Matte uncoated Poster - Matte Uncoated poster paper
Available thickness online - 160gsm (thin to medium posters)

Synthetic - Synthetic paper which is tear and water resistant. Great for plans, or poster where they may be exposed to water.
Available thickness online - 180gsm (thin to medium posters)

Backlit Poster - Polyester satin backlit, ideal for lightbox posters. White stock finish which allows light to pass through.
Available thickness online - 285gsm (medium posters)

GSM stand for Grams per Square Metre. So the higher the number, the thicker and more rigid the paper/card stock.

Quantity

A variety of standard quantity options are available online, but if you need a quantity not listed, please get in touch for a custom quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

What paper option is best for poster printing

For standard poster printing, we recommend our satin or gloss poster paper.
If you're after a non reflective matte looking paper then our Matte paper is your best option.
Another great choice is our synthetic paper. While thinner, it is water proof and tear resistant and has a nice smooth silky finish
 

Can I get a quote for my poster printing project?

Yes, you can get a quote for your poster printing project with an instant quote online or if you are unsure or need something custom or not listed on our website by contacting The Print Company via our website or phone. We will provide a custom quote based on your specific needs and requirements.

Can I submit other file formats if I don't have a print ready PDF?

If you are unable to supply a print ready PDF, The Print Company may be able to use other files and fix any that are not print ready. Get in touch with us to find out more.

Do you do same day poster printing?

In some cases we may be able to do same day poster printing. Get in contact with our friendly team and we can see if it' possible.
Large volumes, late in the day orders or in busy periods it may not be possible.

How big can a poster be printed?

Depending on the stock type chosen, we can do up to 1350mm (width of roll) wide by as tall as you require.

Some paper types we keep in smaller rolls, so please contact us if you require an oversized poster print.

What are the specifications required for print ready PDFs?

The Print ready PDFs should be high resolution (300dpi images), CMYK colours, with 3mm of bleed on all sides and trim marks supplied.

What is bleed? And how much bleed is needed for Posters?

Bleed is area where an image or object of colour runs off the edge of the page (leaving no white border).  For poster printing, the minimum required bleed amount (or extra that the image or object passes over the edge of the page) is 3mm on each side.

For more information on bleed, visit our ‘Print Specifications’ page.

What is the cost of poster printing at The Print Company?

The cost of poster printing depends on several factors, including the size, quantity, paper type, and finishing options. You can use our online calculator to get an estimate of the cost or contact us for a custom quote.

What is the delivery time for orders within Australia and worldwide?

For orders within Australia, deliveries are made using Australia Post or local couriers and usually take 1-3 business days for metropolitan areas, although it may take longer for country areas. It is important to provide a daytime address to ensure successful delivery. For international orders, deliveries are made using Australia Post's international service and may take between 10-15 business days.

What is the minimum order quantity for poster printing?

We don't have a minimum order quantity for poster printing, so you can order as few or as many posters as you need

What is the turnaround time for poster printing at The Print Company?

Our typical turnaround time for poster printing is 2-3 business days, but it may vary depending on the size and complexity of your project. We also offer rush printing services if you need your posters in a hurry.

What sizes of posters are available for printing? And are custom sizes available for poster printing?

The Print Company offers a range of poster printing sizes, including A3 (297x420mm), A2 (420 x 594mm), A1 (594 x 841mm), and A0 (841 x 1188mm).
Custom sizes are possible, but they require a custom quote. Contact us for all custom sizes.

What types of stock are available for poster printing?

The Print Company offers a variety of stock types, from bond paper to mid-weight, with different finishes (not all stocks are available for all sizes), including the following.

  • • Artboard coated
  • • Backlit film
  • • Bond uncoated
  • • Gloss
  • • Gloss Poster
  • • Matte uncoated poster
  • • Satin poster
  • • Silk
  • • Synthetic
  • • Uncoated
  • • Uncoated recycled
What is gsm?

gsm means grams per square metre. The lower the gsm, the thinner the paper/card stock and the higher the gsm, the thicker the paper/card stock.
A typical standard paper you would use in your home or office printer would be 80-90gsm. A letter head or with compliments slip are generally 100gsm. Standard brochures, flyers or handouts are typically 150-200gsm. Premium flyers, brochures, invitations and postcards are between 200-300gsm. Business cards start at 300gsm to 350gsm and for premium cards go from 400 to 600gsm for specialty cards.
Posters range from 150gsm to 220gsm in general depending on the size and purpose.
If you are unsure what gsm is best for you and your project, we are happy to help or recommend the most suitable for you.

 

What are print ready PDFs?

Print ready PDFs is a term used to describe how the file is setup and saved.

To achieve best print results, your print file must contain bleed, trim marks, high resolution images, fonts converted to outlines or embedded and transparencies set as required. 

For more information, visit our 'Print Specifications' page to download 'PDF present settings' and view 'Export to PDF' instructions.

Can I order different quantities than the options available on the site?

Yes! If you require a quantity that isn't available in the pull down option, please Contact Us. We will provide you a quick quote to meet your specific needs.

How long will my order take to be delivered?

Delivery times will depend on product type, quantity and the complexity of the order (for eg: finishing or special print effects). 

For simple product printing (for eg: Standard business cards), you can expect delivery in 2-3 business day.
For complex and labour intense products (for eg: foiling, boolets, speciality finishing), we estimate delivery between 5-7 business days. 
Products that require Foils can take up to 7-10 business days for delivery.

If you require a product by a certain date, please Contact Us for a more accurate estimate.


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