Poster Printing Sizes

Litho Poster Printing standard sizes are:

  • 297mm x 420mm (A3)
  • 420mm x 594mm (A2)
  • 594mm x 841mm (A1)
  • 841mm x 1189mm (A0)
  • 500mm x 707mm (B2)
  • 707mm x 1000mm (B1)

Choice of Litho Poster Printing Materials

  • 100gsm uncoated. This weight of paper is widely used for letterheads and is ideal for single sided poster printing, when a material with more character than the common gloss or silk art is required
  • 120gsm uncoated. This is a high quality paper often used for prestige stationery and is better suited to double sided poster printing than the lighter 100gsm uncoated
  • 130gsm gloss art. This weight, along with 170gsm is the most commonly used poster material
  • 170gsm gloss art. This is a luxurious, heavier version of the gloss art papers mentioned above. Ideal for all posters
  • 250gsm gloss art. This card (also known as board) is very strong
  • 90gsm silk. This rather thin paper is also coated, but the surface is smooth and silky.
  • 130gsm silk is a better choice than the thinner 90gsm or 115gsm
  • 170gsm silk. This is a luxurious, thicker version of the 130gsm silk. It is ideal for poster printing
  • 250gsm silk. This board (also known as card) will provide great durability to your poster
  • 400gsm silk. This board (also known as card) will is very thick, and is unusually heavy for use as a poster printing material
  • 450gsm silk. This board (also known as card) is usally used for Luxury Business Cards, but we also offer it for poster printing

Turnaround Time for Litho Poster Printing

Your Poster order will be delivered to a mainland UK address in about seven working days on Standard Turnaround and three working days on Expres Turnaround. If you need a faster turnaround, please phone or email us for a quote. It is probable that the faster turnaround will make the job more expensive.

Artwork and PDF requirements for Litho Posters

  • We operate a PDF workflow, so please supply your Poster artwork as a Press Quality PDF. If you prefer, we can create a PDF for you, in which case we will email a proof to you for approval. There is an additional charge for this PDF creation service of £20 plus VAT.
  • If any print reaches the edge of your finished Poster, please add 3mm bleed to all sides of your artwork
  • We need a “quiet area” to ensure nothing important is too near to the trimmed edge of the Poster; so please leave an inner margin of between 3mm and 5mm for anything other than backgrounds
  • Supply your Poster artwork files to us in CMYK, not RGB please
  • The image resolution should be 300dpi or more
  • Please embed fonts or convert all of your text to shapes