If you’re thinking of doing a run of posters for a campaign, party, gig or simply to adorn your own walls with, so there is top lined guide to how to print a poster.
- Work in CMYK Rather than RGB: if you’re producing your own poster designs with the intention of taking these to a poster printing shop then make sure you’re working in a MCYK colour space rather than RGB.
- Converting to CMYK: Don’t forget to convert your designs to CMYK format, it is supported world-widely; failing will lead you a blurred image in poster. Although, the RDG colour space has a greater array of colours than CMYK
- Set the right resolution: When resolutions are too low the end results can be a blurred and pixelated poster. So print the files with high resolution.
- Set the Right Size for Poster Printing: Popular poster printing sizes are A2 (594mm x 4200mm), A3 (420mm x 297mm) and A4 (297mm x 210mm)
- How to Supply Your Files: Supply your print files in the PDF format (print resolution at 300ppi) or tiffs with no compression at the same dpi. You can send jpegs if they’re high resolutions enough.