Smaller posters, typically between 11 inches by 17 inches and 18 inches by 24 inches, are your best choice in most circumstances since they're large enough to draw attention while being tiny enough to be viewed and read up close. If you want to make sure everyone can read everything that's on your poster, go larger.
The key thing to remember about poster sizes is that you should avoid using words as part of your poster's title or subtitle if you don't want them to be displayed in boldface. These are two common mistakes made by people who don't know any better. The reason is that titles and subtitles are considered text content, so if they're too long, the entire thing will be displayed in italics instead of centered like other elements on the page. This usually isn't what was intended, so look out for these clues before making someone read something they shouldn't have to.
When choosing a poster size, consider how much information you need to get across. If you can express it all in simple terms without writing more than one paragraph, then a single-page poster is probably fine. If you have lots to say and can't fit it all on one page, go with a double-page spread. And if you need to include images or graphs to help explain things, you'll need a triple-page spread or more.
Standard Poster Dimensions The most frequent poster sizes are 18" x 24", 24" x 36", and 27" x 40". These are the most popular sizes for standard posters printed on our wide format inkjet printers. For best results, be sure to choose a printer that can handle these sizes.
If you need to print on paper with more weight than normal poster stock, consider printing on Strathmore Drawing Paper, which is designed for artistic rendering and does not curl under high light levels. If you do use heavy paper, be sure to wrap string or tape around the outside of the box to keep it standing during shipping.
The next option is to go for a smaller size. Many museums will only accept small exhibits so this is important to consider when planning your show. A typical sample size is 12" x 18", but there are many other options available including: 9" x 12", 3/4" x 6", and 1/2" x 3".
Large format prints are also available and can be seen at major museum exhibitions such as Martin Johnson's "Big Art Project". These prints measure up to 12 feet long by 36 inches wide.
Finally, if you want to create a custom print size we can help out with that too!
Depending on your design, photo posters are available in up to seven sizes, making it simple to create a poster for any space: 11 x 14 inches 12 × 12 inches 12 x 18 inches 13 × 19 inches 14 × 21 inches 15 × 30 inches.
Walmart's website says its photo posters are available in three sizes: 11×14", 12×12" and 12×18". But it doesn't say where these sizes come from or what the actual dimensions of each size image are. So I emailed them to ask and got this response: "We use the term'size' to describe both the physical size and the resulting printed size. The actual physical size of our prints can vary slightly depending on which printer we use but overall measurements range from about 36 inches by 48 inches to about 42 inches by 54 inches.
I think they mean that the largest size image that they print is about 52 inches by 70 inches (which is about 12×18") and the smallest is about 46 inches by 62 inches (which is about 12×24").
So if you want a really small photo poster then you should email them for exact measurements before ordering because sometimes they have smaller images online.
There are four standard poster sizes that are widely used and commonly available for poster printing. In many situations, tiny posters are 11" x 17", medium posters are 18" x 24", and giant posters are 24" x 36" or 27" x 39". These dimensions have long been recognized as an international standard poster size.
In addition to these standard sizes, you can also use the unit milimeter (mm) to measure poster size. One mm equals 0.039 inches (100 microns). So if you know your printer's resolution in millimeters, you can calculate the approximate size of your print job. For example, if you want a poster that is 1200 mm by 1800 mm, the calculation is simple: 1200 * 100 = 120,000 microns; 180,000 microns is approximately 18" by 24".
The most common type of paper used for posters is acid-free paper. This paper is recommended for prints that will be displayed for long periods of time. If you display your print immediately after creating it, there is no need for acid-free paper. Standard paper is sufficient.
Poster frames come in several styles and prices. You should choose a frame that matches your theme and budget. Cheaper frames tend to be made of wood, while pricier ones are usually made of metal or glass. Make sure that the frame you choose can hold your print safely without damaging it in any way.