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What are Posters?

Posters are an effective medium for displaying both information and images. They are often used to promote services, products, events, or ideas in public spaces, and they also provide excellent visual appeal as art and decor to your office or your home.

Custom posters from Signs.com feature the highest print quality on archival photo paper (available in high gloss and semi gloss) while maintaining the economic value you expect from printed posters. We provide standard posters and custom sizes so you can create the perfect sign for your specific needs.


Poster Features

Poster Features
Archival Quality Photo Paper

Archival Quality Photo Paper

When you design a custom poster with us, trust that it will be professionally printed on high-quality archival photo paper. We will also ensure your poster achieves 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 create custom posters by printing it at virtually any size. You can customize a poster size up to 96” x 48” or design something as small as 4” x 4”. Think of all the possibilities you can do with various sizes!

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

High Gloss

With high gloss 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. High gloss posters are good anywhere but show their true colors better in low-light environments such as indoor settings.

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Semi Gloss

Semi gloss posters have a similar weight and thickness to high gloss posters, but they have less sheen and aren’t as reflective. Colors in semi gloss posters are vibrant but slightly more muted than high gloss. Their ideal setting is in bright, well-lit display locations.

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Beautiful Posters at Home, in the Workplace, and Out in the World

Posters are popular because of their visually stunning appearance while being an incredibly cost-effective display medium. Use these to decorate your home, enhance your workspace, or promote your event, service, product, or business with breathtaking 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:

    High gloss and semi gloss posters are .008” thick (Slightly thicker than standard copy paper).

  • Details:

    Two paper types available: High gloss and semi gloss. 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:

    18” x 24”, 11” x 17”, 16” x 20”, 24” x 36”, 36” x 48”, and 8” x 10”


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.


How to Use Standard Posters Design Templates

Creating your standard poster is easy with our free design templates! Follow these steps to start:

Step 1: Click on a template that you like. This action will redirect you to our user-friendly online design tool. Alternatively, you can use the search bar to type and search for a poster template.

Step 2: Once you’ve chosen a design, you can begin personalizing and editing it. You can modify the fonts, change the colors, and add text or a logo. If you have a pre-made design available, you can also upload the file on our website.

Step 3: Click “View Proof” to preview your design. To save your work as a draft, click “Save.”

Step 4: Once you’ve finalized your design, click “Save & Continue” to checkout.



Why Signs.com?

Production
Next Day Production
Order by 9 pm EST and we’ll have your poster completed and shipped within one business day.
Free Shipping
Free Shipping over $99*
For custom poster orders over $99 your order ships free!
Award Winning Customer Service
Award Winning Customer Service
Winners of numerous customer service awards, our customer experience team keeps you as their number-one priority.

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Q:
Can I have my poster printed on both sides?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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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.

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Can I have my poster in a custom shape – like a diamond or oval?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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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.

Q:
Can I print posters with the same graphic but different message for different locations?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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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.

Q:
Our company lobby has very bright lights – which poster finish would be best for this kind of setting?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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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.

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Our band’s logo design is very colorful – will there be additional charges for printing so many colors?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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No, there’s never a charge for printing as many –or as few – colors as you’d like here at Signs.com. 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.

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Do you offer blacklight posters?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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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.

Q:
Will these posters work for our upcoming academic conference’s poster session?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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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.

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Will these posters be okay to hang in our child’s room?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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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.

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We’d like to place a QR code on our posters – is that possible?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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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.

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Is my poster waterproof?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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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).