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What are Posters?

Posters have a long history of being an effective medium for displaying both information and images. They are often used to promote services, products, events, or ideas in public spaces. They can also provide excellent visual appeal as art and decor in your office or home. Custom posters from offer the highest print quality on archival photo paper (available in glossy or matte,) while still maintaining the economic value you expect for printed posters. They are also available in nearly any custom size, allowing you to create the perfect poster for your specific needs.

Poster Features

Poster Features
Archival Quality Photo Paper

Archival Quality Photo Paper

When you design a poster with us, it will be professionally printed on high-quality archival photo paper, ensuring vibrant colors and a sharp image that will look stunning for years to come.

Archival Quality Photo Paper
Fully Customizable

Fully Customizable

Create any design you can think of with our online design tool! Add text, upload images or illustrations, customize colors and shapes, and more. Get even more out of your design by using our FREE professional design services.

3 Paper Stock Options

3 Paper Stock Options

The choice is yours with glossy and matte stock. Glossy posters will work well indoors to help bring the colors to life and matte posters are great in bright spaces.

3 Paper Stock Options
Standard & Custom Sizes

Standard & Custom Sizes

While you are able to create your poster in one of the standard poster sizes, you can also customize your poster further by printing it at virtually any size up to 96” x 48” and as small as 4” x 4”. Think of the possibilities!

1 Day Turnaround

1 Day Turnaround

We know that getting your prints quickly is important—and that’s why your poster will be produced and out the door within one business day. Experience local print speed with world-class capabilities at your fingertips.

Which Poster Paper Works Best for You?

Poster Paper Types


With glossy posters you get vibrant, rich saturation in every print. The glossy finish leaves a smooth and texture-free surface that truly enhances the details in your design. Glossy posters are good anywhere but show their true colors in low-light situations such as indoor settings.

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Matte posters have a similar weight and thickness to glossy posters, but show a little more texture behind the print. They are also more resistant to fingerprints and smudging. Colors in matte posters are vibrant but slightly more muted than glossy. Their ideal setting is in bright, well-lit display locations.

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Posters at Home, In the Workplace, and On the Job

Posters are popular because of their visually stunning appearance while being an extremely cost-effective display medium. Decorate your home, enhance your workspace, or promote your event, service, product, or business with stunning photographs and artwork. The possibilities are limitless with custom poster printing!

Easy to Use Design Tool

Design Tool

Create your custom posters with our simple and easy design tool. Upload images, create objects, add text, adjust sizing, change color, and so much more!

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Free Professional Design Services

Free Professional Design Service

Whether you need help uploading your design or are interested in creating something entirely new, our team of professional graphic designers is here to help. Nothing beats free!

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Additional Specs

  • Thickness:

    Glossy & matte posters are .008” thick (Slightly thicker than standard copy paper).

  • Details:

    Two paper types available: Glossy and Matte. Each poster paper type is artfully printed in continuous color to provide the best poster print quality available.

  • Uses:

    Home and office decoration, business advertising, promotional materials, informational messages, community announcements, brand exposure.

  • Print Method:

    Digitally printed, continuous full color.

  • Estimated Lifespan:

    3+ years if left alone, frequent handling will reduce lifespan.

  • Common Sizes:

    18x24, 11x17, 16x20, 24x36, 36x48, 8x10

Poster Display

Display & Care

Displaying or hanging your poster is easy and can be done in just minutes. There are multiple ways to hang posters, but one of the simplest is by using 3M Command Strips. You can purchase these with your poster as an accessory option. For a more refined and professional poster display finish, you can also purchase a front-loading snap frame in select sizes. We offer frames for the following poster sizes: 8”x10”, 11”x17”, and 16”x20”. Learn more about convenient ways to hang posters in our post about how to hang posters.

To care for your poster, clean the surface of the print gently with a dry (non-abrasive) cloth. Avoid any direct contact with water or moisture. Posters can be stored safely by loosely rolling them. Don’t fold or place heavy objects on top of them to avoid creasing.


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When I think of “posters”, I think of the posters in my local movie theater’s lobby – are your posters similar to those types of posters?

Not exactly. The posters you see in theaters are typically produced at only one size, printed onto non-archival paper, and printed using traditional offset technologies (which are great for producing vast quantities of the exact same product – but cannot realistically be used for one-off, custom posters, signs, or other products). However, prints our posters on archival paper, and in a variety of sizes (see below). And because we print digitally, we can make changes to each individual poster – so each poster can carry its own specific, individualized message if you wish.

Is there a difference between these posters and your cardstock posters or mounted posters?

Yes, they are three different types of posters. The standard posters on this page are photo-printed onto archival paper (gloss, matte, or metallic), in sizes up to 96” x 48.” Our cardstock posters are, as the name indicates, printed onto 24-pt cardstock – a material that’s rigid enough to stand by itself and be displayed on an easel. Printed with UV inks, they’re available single- or double-sided, and in sizes up to 94” x 46”. Our mounted posters, meanwhile, are directly printed with UV inks, onto 5mm foamboard or 3mm PVC plastic (sintra); they, too, are available in sizes up to 94” x 46” and single-side or double-sided.

How are your posters printed?

We use our top-of-the-line digital photo printer to print onto glossy, matte, or metallic archival paper (see below). The printer we use is a hyper-resolution film processor that can produce continuous-tone prints up to 96” x 48”. Simply put, you’ll be getting top notch print quality with these custom posters.

Is there a choice of paper?

Yes, we offer a trio of paper choices: glossy, matte, or metallic finishes. All three are archival-quality papers designed for superior image clarity and vivid color reproduction, plus a permanence you simply won’t find in non-archival papers. Our glossy and matte papers are .008-inch thick; our metallic paper is .010-inch thick.

What’s the difference between a glossy, matte, and metallic finish?

A glossy finish is bright, reflective and provides a look that says “valuable”; it works especially well with high-contrast images and in low-light conditions. A matte finish provides softer, more muted colors, and can ward off fingerprint smudges; it works well under bright lights because the matte finish doesn’t offer up reflections. As the name indicates, a metallic finish gives a metallic, pearl-like effect, making colors pop; keep in mind that this finish requires good lighting to get the full metallic effect.

So your poster papers are archival – what does that mean?

Our posters are printed on archival paper, which helps ensure the images and messaging will remain clear and crisp over time—with care, they will last for decades to come. That said, our posters are primarily intended for indoor use and can be sensitive to UV rays.

What’s the largest poster size you offer? What’s the smallest size you offer?

We offer our posters in sizes as large as 96” x 48” and as small as 4” x 4”.

What are the most common poster sizes?

We have found that the most common poster sizes are: 8" x 10", 11" x 17", 16" x 20", 18" x 24", 24" x 36," and 36" x 48". As noted above, however, we do offer smaller and larger sizes. You can read about a few of these common poster sizes in greater detail in our blog post on standard poster sizes.

Are there any limits to what my poster’s message or graphics can be?

The only limits are your imagination and what can realistically fit on the size of poster that you choose. In addition, you must abide by our terms of service when it comes to copyrighted content, trademarks, and offensive or demeaning materials; please peruse our terms of service here.

Do your posters have a protective coating?

We do offer a lamination option for our posters. From the options menu above you can select the protective laminate which will add a glossy lamination to your poster. Adding this provides protection for your poster from scratches and allows you to easily clean and maintain the poster finish.

Can I have my poster printed on both sides?

No, we only print our posters one-sided; this ensures the printed image is of the highest quality. We do offer two-sided printing on our cardstock posters and mounted posters as well as a number of our rigid signs – plasticacrylic, and aluminum.

Can I have my poster in a custom shape – like a diamond or oval?

Our posters are offered only in standard rectangular shapes, in the sizes we’ve noted above. If it’s a custom shape you’re looking for, you can print any shape you desire with our 24pt cardstock posters. For custom shape signage you might also consider plasticacrylic, or aluminum signs – all of these rigid signage materials can be cut into just about any shape you choose.

Can I print posters with the same graphic but different message for different locations?

Definitely, and that’s a prime advantage to our printing process – the ability to change out your message and/or graphic with each individual poster, without any additional cost.

Our company lobby has very bright lights – which poster finish would be best for this kind of setting?

Your best finish options for environments with bright lights are metallic or matte. The metallic finish will accentuate your image’s colors and make it really pop, while the matte finish will “play nice” with the bright lights and minimize reflections. Avoid a glossy finish for spaces with very bright lights because reflections will wreak havoc with your image and your poster’s messaging.

Our band’s logo design is very colorful – will there be additional charges for printing so many colors?

No, there’s never a charge for printing as many –or as few – colors as you’d like here at From a design standpoint, however, we typically suggest avoiding the “jumbo crayon box” mentality when it comes to the number of colors you choose to utilize – too many colors can result in confusing the viewer’s eye.

Do you offer blacklight posters?

No, we do not offer blacklight posters. Blacklight posters are posters that have been printed with special inks featuring luminescent qualities, allowing them to glow under a blacklight’s ultraviolet light. One option you might consider is a backlit decal – a digitally printed translucent vinyl film that will exhibit a vibrant, luminous glow when you place a light source behind it.

Will these posters work for our upcoming academic conference’s poster session?

Depending upon your conference’s poster specifications, our posters should be ideal. Check the specifications for size requirements and/or how the poster will be displayed at the conference (displayed on a board/wall, tabletop display, floor display, etc.) and then design and choose your poster type accordingly. Tip: A matte finish will usually help in adding to your poster’s readability; reflections from a glossy finish can make content difficult to read.

Will these posters be okay to hang in our child’s room?

Yes, these posters will work fine in a child’s room. If you’re concerned about fingerprints and other smudges, you might want to select a matte finish – it will do a better job of rejecting fingerprints than will a glossy finish.

We’d like to place a QR code on our posters – is that possible?

Absolutely! Quick Response (QR) barcodes are a great way to direct customers and prospects to your website, online ordering, virtual store, menu, etc. You can find various QR code generators online, many for free. Once you’ve created your QR code, simply integrate it into your design. A few quick QR code tips: larger is better than smaller; place your QR code in a spot within the poster design so the viewer won’t have to kneel down or get a ladder to scan it; and be sure to test your QR code before and after adding it to your design.


Is my poster waterproof?

No, our posters are not waterproof. In fact, direct contact with water or moisture can prove damaging to your poster, which is why we don’t recommend them for outdoor use (or installing them in your shower).

Do you offer frames for your posters?

Yes, we offer quality rear loading metal frames for four poster sizes: 8 x 10, 11 x 17, 16 x 20, and 24 x 36. Our frames have a brushed, black finish and have a clean, rounded profile. Our 8 x 10 frame comes with an easel back for tabletop display along with V-clips which make loading easy and wall hanging a breeze. The larger three sizes include V-clips for easy loading and wall hanging.

Do the posters have to be placed behind glass or plastic for protection?

Placing them behind glass or plastic will, of course, provide added protection, but there’s usually no need to do so as long as you’re using them in their intended interior environment. If your poster will be exposed to UV light for any extended period, glass providing UV protection will shield it from UV rays. Keep in mind that glass or plastic might cause viewing problems for glossy or metallic prints due to added reflections. We offer optional metal frames for those posters measuring 8 x 10, 11 x 17, 16 x 20, and 24 x 36 inches.

Is my poster shipped flat or rolled?

Typically, we ship most of our posters rolled, in a shipping tube. For smaller posters, however, we will ship these in a stay-flat envelope.

How durable are your posters? Our school would like to have posters of last year’s top athletes printed and put on display in our gymnasium – will they take some bumping and jostling?

Because we print our posters on archival paper, they’re quite durable as long as they’re installed indoors. That said, however, they are paper posters and so they can be damaged or torn if, for instance, a player crashes into them. Posters with a metallic finish are a bit thicker than those with a glossy or matte finish, so will tend to be more durable.

Are these posters suitable for outdoor use?

Our posters are intended for indoor environments only. Because they can be damaged by water and moisture, as well as UV light (they’ll fade when exposed to sunlight over time), we don’t recommend using them outdoors.

How long can I expect a poster to last?

Because we print on archival-quality paper, our posters can last for decades when installed indoors. Keep in mind that frequent handling and abuse, as well as excessive UV light, can substantially shorten a poster’s lifespan.

Installation & Care

How should I clean my poster?

Use a dry, non-abrasive cloth to clean your poster. Do not utilize any kind of cleaning product when cleaning your poster.

What’s the best way to store my poster?

The best way to store your poster is by storing it flat, ideally in a protective envelope or sleeve. Avoid placing heavy objects on your stored poster, to minimize the chance of creases or other damage. Another option is to loosely roll your poster and store it inside a protective tube; be sure to avoid creasing while rolling.

What’s the best way to display my poster?

You have a few options when it comes to displaying a poster. You can use 3M Command Strips (available for purchase from us as an accessory option) or hook-and-loop fasteners like Velcro. You can also boost your poster’s aesthetic – as well as provide some increased protection – by placing it in a frame. Check out our guide on the best way to hang posters on our blog.

Where are the best places to display my poster?

Posters work well in business environments as well as personal spaces. In a business, consider displaying a poster in a company lobby, corridor, conference room, kitchenette, employee lounge area, rest room, or individual office. Of course, they can also be used on the home front – in bedrooms, living rooms, basements, man caves/she sheds, kitchens, hallways, foyers, and just about everywhere else.

Am I able to place one of these posters within a frame I already own?

Yes, of course, as long as your frame’s dimensions match up with the poster’s dimensions.

If I use 3M Command Strips to hang my poster, will removing the strips cause any damage?

They should not cause any damage to your wall as long as you follow 3M’s instructions and guidelines for installing and removing them. The main thing to keep in mind when removing the strip is to pull the strip straight down (not toward you); then, slowly stretch the strip against the wall at least 15 inches to release it. If you pull too hard and the strip breaks, 3M recommends heating up the base plate with a heat gun or hair dryer to soften the adhesive. Then, use dental floss to gently cut through the foam to remove the hook or hanger from the surface; stretch or peel off the remaining adhesive.