What Poster Size Is Right For You?

by Harry Williams - Last Updated on June 30, 2021

When it’s time to send your poster printing project off to the presses, you probably pose an important and common question about what poster size is right for you. Often price is the determining factor, but with professional printing firms offering bulk discount prices there are more reasons than ever before to consider all your options. Whether you want to attempt the giant sized poster printing project or stick with something standardized, here are a few considerations.

Big is back
If you really want to stand out, you should consider a large poster printing format. Competition is fierce so you need a way to stand out from the crowd. The biggest limitations to oversized poster printing is that you cannot fit these posters just anywhere. Before you pull the trigger on larger format poster printing, plan carefully so you know exactly where your posters will be hanging.

Small can work too
11” X 17” is typically considered the smallest size of poster printing you should do. Anything smaller is usually considered a flyer. The smaller format of poster printing can be very effective if you have tight space limitations. If you cannot put your posters just anywhere and are limited to locations where a large poster will not fit, you have a number of small poster printing options. Don’t forget that you can rotate your poster 90° so that it is wider than it is tall.

What are your options?
Just about any size of poster printing is available to use these days. As an idea where you can start, here’s a quick list:

  • 11” X 17”
  • 12” X 18”
  • 12” X 36”
  • 24” X 36”
  • 25” X 39”

As you can see, there are lots of options available to you. Depending on your needs, what your customers expect, and locations available, you should be able to find a size that the perfect fit for your poster printing project.


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