Perfect Poster Printing Tips & Tricks

Perfect Poster Printing Tips & Tricks

CMYK
If your design is going to make it to paper, design in the CMYK color mode. It’ll give you more accurate colors to the final printed product over RGB Colors (for screen use).
300 DPI
Crisp prints start with high resolution. Set your DPI (Dots Per Inch) to 300. You also may find this as PPI or ‘Points Per Inch’ depending on which software you’re using. 
Setting up your file at actual print size goes hand-in-hand with your resolution. Make sure your artboard is at the correct size for the poster you’re printing! Our popular sizes vary from the traditional 11 x 17″ gig poster all the way up to the oversized 22 x 28″ movie posters. 
TRIM, BLEED & SAFETY
Along with setting up your artwork size, include .125″ on each side for bleed. This area ensures any elements in your artwork extend all the way to edge of the print.
DOUBLE CHECK YOUR DESIGN
There’s nothing worse than getting your posters back and finding a typo. Ask a friend to check over the details, it’ll take just a few minutes to ensure all your details are correct.
To keep file sizes down on larger projects, we usually prefer PDF, AI, PSD, EPS or TIFF formats. Just make sure you outline or rasterize any text prior to saving so it, to ensure nothing drops out on our end. Only got a JPEG? We’ll make it work as long as it’s high-resolution and saved out at print size. 
OFFSET PRINTING
Your best bet for high-quantity printing. In addition to affordable bulk pricing, offset printing gives you stunning results, setup and inspected for quality and color by our professional team.
DIGITAL PRINTING
Perfect for low-quantity runs and ultra-large prints. You’ll still get a quality print, but not as many stock options as offset printing provides. See our digital posters here.
READY TO GET STARTED?
Nothing packs the promotional punch like custom printed Posters. Promote your next gig or event with the time-tested method. Got a product special or sale coming up? Posters are a great way to let your customers know! They also make great collectable and affordable merchandise.

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