DESIGN GUIDE

Don’t have a design for you poster yet? Here is a design Guide

Technology has become a long way and it has become easy for anyone without a design skill to design a unique design of poster for their business or personal use.

Software like Adobe Spark offers free and premium poster templates that you can customise to your need. Printers like Reload Internet offers on-sight designers who can design your poster for you.

Based on your need they can quote you the labour price based on your needs.

Tips for designing your poster:

The key to designing a gorgeous poster is to keep it simple. As human we tend to overlook things when there are too much information presented, after all we only remember 5% of anything that we learn thought the day.

Too much text on a poster can be off-putting to a viewer and most readers prefer information at a bite-size that they can digest easily. Make the relevant information bold and clear.

For example; start time of an event, dates, address, price and names. Try and use vibrant colours to make your poster standout in a crowd. If you have any text on your poster, make sure to use the opposite colour to your background on your text so it doesn’t blend in.

Finally, use a clean font so viewers have no difficulty reading your text. Do not use funky fonts like comic sans unless it suits your theme.

Struggling to design your poster?

Do you have an idea that you want to bring to life with your poster but you do not have the patience or resources to design them? Not a problem!

Almost all the printers across have professional on sight designers who can design your poster for you with fraction of the design cost that you would pay for a freelance to design your poster for you.

Simply explain your vision to the designer and they will quote you the price for designing and printing your poster based on the time it takes to designing and printing your poster.

You can submit any asset you have to them such as logo of the company, images of the product or any type of imager that you would like to feature on your poster.  Don’t worry; they will always make sure that you’re happy with the design of your poster before printing them.

Do you want to design it yourself?

Software like Adobe Spark is designed just for that purpose.

With a paid subscription you can choose from thousands of poster templates on their website and customize it according to your liking. The tools are easy to operation so you don’t need to be a pro to operate it.

Once you’re done, simply export them and email it to your local print shop to be printed.

If you have the design skills to create it from scratch, we recommend Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator which can be purchased with monthly or yearly subscription.

Click here for our recommended poster printer in London.

GUIDE TO POSTER SIZES
Poster Prints SizesAre you searching for a reliable and efficient large format and wide format scanning service in London? Call us on 0207 112 8899. We offer a wide-format and large formal scanning service for Maps, Drawings, and Posters to scan and we can do it all for you with no appointment needed. Our trained team based in our office in Paddington London will take care of every aspect of your wide and large format scanning needs. Our London Large Format Scanning is your premier destination for high-quality scanning solutions for oversized documents, blueprints, maps, architectural drawings, wide format graphics, and much more. Large Format Scanning Service Please click here for Prices & Booking Bring your documents to scan to:197 Praed Street, Paddington, W2 1RHOr call us on 0207 112 8899 or email us your requirements at posterspaddington@nullgmail.com Pricelist for Large Format Scanning / Wide Format Scanning The table shows the prices for scanning documents that are paper thickness (up to 150 gsm or so), oversized, blueprints, architectural drawings, engineering drawings, map and poster scanning sized A0,  A1,  A2,  A3, A4. We can scan for you on the spot if you make a booking with us. Scanning for Posters and PlansFirst Page Charge2nd page onwardsA0 size (Poster / Plan etc)£20.00£15.00A1 size (Poster / Plan etc)£17.50£12.50A2 size£15.00£10.00A3 size£2.99£1.99A4 / A5 size£2.50£0.99Weekend handling feeFor A2 scans and above£5.00 (one off fee)Upload scans to the cloudFor A2 scans and above£5.00 (one off fee)Save files to USB (TIFF / JPG etc)IncludedIncluded Book us in today for all of your large format scanning service. We can scan for you on the spot if you make a booking with us. Pricelist for Flatbed Scanning services The table below shows the price for artwork, canvas scanning, photographs or items requiring a large format scanner with high-resolution flatbed scanning for document digitisation for items that can not be bent. Some clients use us for digital archiving services. Flat bed ScanningFirst Scan2nd Scan onwardsUpto A0 Size£25.00£20.00Upto A2 Size£22.50£17.50Upto A1 Size£20.00£15.00A3 size£2.99£1.99A4 / A5 size£2.50£0.99Weekend handling feeFor A2 scans and above£5.00 (one off fee)Upload scans to the cloudFor A2 scans and above£5.00 (one off fee)Save files to USB (TIFF / JPG etc)IncludedIncluded Book us in today for our wide flat bed scanning service. We can scan for you on the spot if you make a booking with us. Why Choose London Large Format Scanning? At London Large Format Scanning, we understand the importance of preserving and digitizing your valuable large-scale documents. With years of experience and cutting-edge scanning technology, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional results that meet your requirements. Here’s why you should choose us: State-of-the-Art Scanning Technology: We utilize advanced large format scanners capable of handling documents of various sizes, ensuring precision and clarity in every scan. Expertise and Precision: Our skilled technicians are well-versed in handling delicate and oversized documents. They employ meticulous attention to detail, ensuring accurate reproduction and preservation of your original materials. Customized Solutions: We recognize that every client has unique scanning needs. Whether you require scanning for architectural plans, engineering drawings, or historical maps, we offer tailor-made solutions to accommodate your specific requirements. Fast Turnaround Times: We understand the importance of timely delivery. Our efficient workflow and dedicated team enable us to provide quick turnaround times without compromising on quality. Secure and Confidential: Your privacy and the security of your documents are our utmost priority. We adhere to strict confidentiality protocols, ensuring that your sensitive information remains protected throughout the scanning process. Our Large Format Scanning Services London Large Format Scanning offers a comprehensive range of services designed to digitize your oversized documents with precision and care. Our services include: Large Format Document Scanning: We specialize in scanning large-scale documents, such as blueprints, maps, posters, and more. Our high-resolution scanning process captures intricate details and ensures exceptional image quality. Wide Format Graphics Scanning: We are experts in scanning wide format graphics, including posters, banners, signs, and other large visual displays. Our scanners accurately capture vibrant colors and intricate details, ensuring the highest quality digital reproductions. Image Enhancement: Our skilled technicians employ advanced image enhancement techniques to improve the legibility and visual quality of your scanned documents. This includes adjusting brightness, contrast, and removing imperfections, stains, or creases. File Conversion and Formatting: We provide file conversion services, transforming your scanned documents into various formats such as PDF, TIFF, JPEG, or CAD. Additionally, we can organize your digital files according to your preferences, making it easy to navigate and access your digitized documents. Archival Solutions: Preserve your large format documents for the long term with our archival solutions. We use archival-grade materials and techniques to ensure the longevity of your digitized documents, allowing you to access and share them for years to come. Large and Wide Format Scanning sizes available At London Large Format Scanning, we strive to provide comprehensive scanning services for documents of various sizes, ensuring that your scanning needs are met efficiently and accurately. Here’s a list of common sizes that London Large Format Scanning can handle for document scanning: A0 (841mm x 1189mm) A1 (594mm x 841mm) A2 (420mm x 594mm) A3 (297mm x 420mm) A4 (210mm x 297mm) B0 (1000mm x 1414mm) B1 (707mm x 1000mm) B2 (500mm x 707mm) B3 (353mm x 500mm) B4 (250mm x 353mm) C0 (917mm x 1297mm) C1 (648mm x 917mm) C2 (458mm x 648mm) C3 (324mm x 458mm) C4 (229mm x 324mm) Custom sizes: In addition to standard sizes, we can also accommodate custom sizes for your specific scanning needs. Please reach out to us with your requirements, and we will work with you to find the best solution. Please note that the above list is not exhaustive, and we have the capability to handle a wide range of document sizes. If you have documents larger than the sizes mentioned above, such as architectural blueprints or oversized maps, we specialize in scanning those as well. Contact us on 0207 112 8899 for more information on scanning options for larger formats. Contact London Large Format Scanning Today Call us on 0207 112 8899 to discuss your scanning needs.Don’t let your oversized documents gather dust or risk damage. Trust London Large Format Scanning to digitize and preserve your valuable materials with the utmost care and professionalism. Get in touch with us today to discuss your scanning needs, receive a personalized quote, or schedule a consultation with our experts. Preserve. Digitize. Access. [...]
Poster Prints SizesORDER NOWUPLOAD FILE TO PRINT Nationwide Postage OR Collect Same Day from:197 Praed Street, Paddington, W2 1RHCall us 0207 112 8899 or email us your requirements at posterspaddington@nullgmail.com OUR POSTER Price List SizeQTYThicknessPoster Quality1-2 DaysSame Day A01180 GSMSatin / Matt£24.99£29.99 2-4180 GSMSatin / Matt£22.49£26.99 5+180 GSMSatin / Matt£19.99£23.99 A01270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£29.99£34.99 2-4270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£26.99£31.49 5+270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£23.99£27.99 A11180 GSMSatin / Matt£19.99£24.99 2-4180 GSMSatin / Matt£17.99£22.49 5+180 GSMSatin / Matt£15.99£19.99 A11270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£24.99£29.99 2-4270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£22.49£26.99 5+270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£19.99£23.99 A21180 GSMSatin / Matt£17.99£19.99 2-4180 GSMSatin / Matt£16.19£17.99 5+180 GSMSatin / Matt£14.39£15.99 A21270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£19.99£22.99 2-4270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£17.99£20.69 5+270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£15.99£18.39 A31180 GSMSatin / Matt£12.99£12.99 2-4180 GSMSatin / Matt£9.99£9.99 5+180 GSMSatin / Matt£7.99£8.99 A31270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£12.99£12.99 2-4270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£9.99£9.99 5+270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£6.99£7.99 A3180 GSMLaserJet£3.99£3.99 2+80 GSM LaserJet£2.75£2.75 A31160 GSMLaserJet£5.24£5.24 2+160 GSMLaserJet£3.99£3.99 Custom180-120 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£3.99-£29.99£3.99-£29.99 1160 / 270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£3.99-£29.99£3.99-£29.99 WE PRINT ALL POSTER SIZESWe are able to print all poster sizes and we will charge you the closest poster price listed on the table above CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR POSTERSAME DAY COLLECTION OR NATIONWIDE POST Transparent Pricing:Our prices are fully inclusive with no hidden nasties. The only extra charge we may charge is for image resizing if your image proportions do not match the size you have requested and that will be no more than £4.99 per image. We will review your image first and let you know if we need to charge this, but in most cases, we will try to include in this in your order. Picture Frame Poster Printing Architectural Printing Price List ANSI A (8.5 x 11 inches) ANSI B (11 x 17 inches) ANSI C (17 x 22 inches) ANSI D (22 x 34 inches) ANSI E (34 x 44 inches) SizeQTYThicknessPoster Quality1-2 DaysSame Day ANSI A1180 GSMSatin / Matt£12.99£12.99 2-4180 GSMSatin / Matt£9.99£9.99 5+180 GSMSatin / Matt£6.99£7.99 ANSI A1270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£12.99£12.99 2-4270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£9.99£9.99 5+270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£6.99£7.99 ANSI B1180 GSMSatin / Matt£12.99£12.99 2-4180 GSMSatin / Matt£9.99£9.99 5+180 GSMSatin / Matt£6.99£7.99 ANSI B1270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£12.99£12.99 2-4270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£9.99£9.99 5+270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£6.99£7.99 ANSI C1180 GSMSatin / Matt£17.99£19.99 2-4180 GSMSatin / Matt£16.19£17.99 5+180 GSMSatin / Matt£14.39£15.99 ANSI C1270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£19.99£22.99 2-4270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£17.99£20.69 5+270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£15.99£18.39 ANSI D1180 GSMSatin / Matt£19.99£24.99 2-4180 GSMSatin / Matt£17.99£22.49 5+180 GSMSatin / Matt£15.99£19.99 ANSI D1270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£24.99£29.99 2-4270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£22.49£26.99 5+270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£19.99£23.99 ANSI E1180 GSMSatin / Matt£24.99£29.99 2-4180 GSMSatin / Matt£22.49£26.99 5+180 GSMSatin / Matt£19.99£23.99 ANSI E1270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£29.99£34.99 2-4270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£26.99£31.49 5+270 GSMSatin/Matt/Photo£23.99£27.99 Place your Order Here Upload your Poster Files to us now ORDER YOUR POSTER NOW – COLLECT OR POST Same Day Collection OR Delivery We provide convenient options for immediate service at 197 Praed Street Paddington W2 1RH. You can choose to collect your order on the same day, have it delivered the next day, or utilize our efficient courier service to receive your poster anywhere in London on the same day. Just give us a call at 02071128899 to discuss your requirements and let our team take care of it all. Here’s how our straightforward process works: Step 1: Please place your order now by uploading your files to be printed. Step 2: Our team will review your files and contact you to confirm the exact time your order will be ready for collection or the delivery date. Step 3: We will expertly print and accurately cut your posters to the desired size. They will be ready for collection or standard delivery, including next-day delivery if needed, at the time and date you choose. It’s as simple as that. We specialize in same-day poster printing and prioritize fast turnarounds. We have extended operating hours on weekdays and offer poster printing services even on weekends and bank holidays. Ordering posters online and waiting days for delivery can be overwhelming, especially when you’re on a deadline and uncertain about receiving the exact order you placed. It can also be expensive and time-consuming to place another order and wait for its arrival. Luckily, at Reload, we offer same-day collection to make your life easier. This service is ideal for professionals and students facing tight deadlines. We process and print your poster within a few hours of receiving your order. With over a decade of printing experience, we meticulously check all orders to ensure they meet the highest standards before they are ready for collection. [...]
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Budget PostersA lot of businesses offers standard poster printing options which are perfect for students and they allow you to choose between matte or satin finishes making it ideal for those on a tight budget. Standard posters are printed onto 170gsm paper with more options available.You can choose to print you artwork in either matte or satin finish.Same day collections are available if your order is placed before certain time of the day.Free next day collection on all orders with most businesses.All orders are available in sizes A0, A1, A2, A3 and A4.Your artworks are usually printed using genuine 8-colour HP or other industry standard inkjet printers.Most printers are calibrated using built in spectrometer for accurate colour and quality. With eye-catching graphics and messages, posters are everywhere across the country. Posters are an amazing way to promote special events, special offers, products and more to spread awareness of your business.  With quick turnaround time, businesses can print your poster in full colour or black and white in high quality for you to collect it the same or next day collection. Delivery time might vary during weekend and bank holidays. Checkout our recommended Budget Poster printer in London here. [...]
Budget PostersWelcome to Paddington Poster Printing Service: Your Premier Student Poster Printing Service in London Are you a student in London, looking for a reliable and top-notch poster printing service? Look no further! Paddington Poster Printing Service is here to meet all your academic and creative printing needs. We are your one-stop-shop for high-quality, affordable, and efficient student poster printing in the heart of London. Why Choose Paddington Printworks? Expertise and Quality: Our team of printing professionals is well-versed in the art of poster printing. With years of experience in the industry, we ensure that your posters come out with vibrant colors, sharp details, and impeccable finishes. Whether it’s for a presentation, an exhibition, or a personal project, we guarantee a polished and professional look for all your posters. Fast Turnaround Times: We understand that student life can be fast-paced and deadlines can creep up quickly. At Paddington Printworks, we pride ourselves on our prompt service. With our state-of-the-art printing equipment and streamlined processes, we ensure that your posters are printed and ready for pickup or delivery in record time. Affordable Pricing: As students ourselves, we know the importance of budget-friendly services. Our pricing is competitive and tailored to accommodate student budgets without compromising on the quality of our prints. With us, you get the best of both worlds – exceptional printing and cost-effectiveness. Convenient Location: Situated in the vibrant Paddington area of London, we are easily accessible to students from various universities and colleges. You can find us conveniently located with excellent transport links nearby. Friendly Customer Support: Our dedicated customer support team is always ready to assist you with any queries or concerns. Whether you need help with file formats, printing options, or anything else related to your order, we’re just a call or email away. Our Services: Poster Printing: From standard A4 to large format A0 posters, we can handle a wide range of sizes and styles. Choose from various paper options to suit your specific requirements. Lamination: For added protection and durability, we offer lamination services that ensure your posters stay looking fresh and professional for longer. Mounting and Framing: Enhance the presentation of your posters with our mounting and framing services. This option is ideal for exhibitions or academic displays. Bulk Printing Discounts: If you’re organizing an event or need multiple copies of your poster, we offer attractive discounts on bulk orders. Online Ordering: Save time by ordering your prints online through our user-friendly website. Simply upload your file, select your preferences, and let us handle the rest. How to Get Started: Getting your posters printed with Paddington Printworks is a breeze! Here’s a step-by-step guide: Upload Your Design: Click below to view our prices, and then UPLOAD your designs if you agree with our prices. We will call you to confirm your order and send you a secure payment link. Nothing could be simpler. Select Printing Options: Choose your preferred size, paper type, and any additional services like lamination or framing. Review and Confirm: Double-check your order details, and once you’re satisfied, proceed to the payment gateway to finalize your order. Collect or Deliver: You can choose to collect your prints directly from our store in Paddington, London or opt for doorstep delivery for added convenience. CLICK TO ORDER:VIEW OUR POSTER PRICE LIST & UPLOAD FILESCOLLECTION OR DELIVERY AVAILABLE Nationwide Postage OR Collect Same Day from:197 Praed Street, Paddington, W2 1RHCall us 0207 112 8899 or email us your requirements at posterspaddington@nullgmail.com We recommend printing your artwork on A0 (118.9cm x 84.1cm) size on 170gsm paper and matte finish. A0 is large enough to include number of paragraphs of text and images all in one poster. Satin is also a great option to show off images on your poster but might be on the expesive. Matte finish  have no sheen on it which is better for brightly lit areas on your artwork. However, satin does have a slight sheen on it which makes it perfect for showing off photographs and illustrations. Please note that satin finish is slightly expensive compared to matte finish. Poster printing is available in a number of different sizes and finished for every occasion. Large format poster printing for events, art exhibitions shows, and photography exhibition shows, large format maps, seating plans for wedding, window display and presentations are also available. Up to 1200 dots per inch so every detail of your plan is crisp and clear. The standard paper weight is 170gsm on matte or satin but more options are available to suit your needs. We use genuine 8-ink HP ink on their industry standard printer so the outcome is precise every time.  Contact Us: Have questions or need assistance? Reach out to us via phone at 0207 112 8899 or email us. Our friendly team is always ready to help. At Paddington Poster Printing Service, we are passionate about supporting students and their creative endeavors. Let us be your trusted printing partner, and together, we’ll make your ideas come to life on vibrant posters that impress! [...]
Guides & TutorialsMost Frequent Questions and Answers: Do custom printed poster fit into any standard frames? You must not purchase frames that are too small for your poster but any frames larger than your poster must fit without a problem. If your poster is too small for the frame, use white or black paper behind your poster to create a nice and elegant border around it. How are custom posters printed? Modern machinery allows any custom sizes to be printed as long as they’re within the largest size the machine is capable of printing. The results of the modern printers are crisp and vibrant. What is a blue back paper? Blue back papers are generally white on the front with a blue colour coating at the back to prevent light from shining through it. This is usually helpful if you’re planning to stick your poster on a shop front window or on top of another existing poster or graffiti. It also adds durability to your poster, especially for outdoor uses. This is why billboards typically use blue back paper. What are poster rails and are they useful? Poster rails are a lightweight and portable display option that looks sleek and profession for any occasion. They’re especially designed accessory for vertically designed posters to be hung on. Poster rails usually comes with two long tabs of plastic or aluminium so you can slide each tab onto bottom or top of your custom poster. The tabs usually have pre-drilled holes that you can hang your hang your poster onto using string, hooks, rope of suction cups. They’re of course very useful as they’re extremely lightweight thanks to the material that they’re made of and potable so you can set it up anywhere depending on your need. What is Polypropylene? Polypropylene or SyntiSOL is a plastic paper with satin coating that is perfect for use in outdoor as it’s extremely weather-proof and durable. It provides excellent print quality but we recommend this material for poster printing to be viewed from close range as point-of-sale display and entrance poster. If used correctly, this material is guaranteed to stand the test of time. What is the best-selling poster size? The best-selling poster size for students and businesses is A2 which is precisely trimmed to 594mm x 420mm. It can be comfortably viewed from a distance and it’s affordable enough for short-term uses. The A2 poster print is a great way to advertise your event or promotion. To make it even more affordable, most printers offer bulk discount on many of their A2 poster printing options like Matte, Satin or Gloss finish. Your A2 poster can be printed on a very high 1440 dpi printer using your choice of material and finishing options. You can also choose to laminate your poster on matte, gloss or dry-wipe finish for extra durability. Poster printers across London use genuine 8-ink HP or Epson ink which feature high-contrast, vibrant look to your A2 poster so you can be sure to get the best quality and value for your money. Want a more premium and durable poster? Why not upgrade the thickness of the printing paper from the standard 170gsm to 280gsm or even 400gsm. See printing material for more information What is a larger poster? Small shops and businesses have no use for large posters, however; there are two other larger poster sizes. The first poster size is approximately 69cm by 102cm which is a sheet-based printing that is typically used for advertising movies in cinema.  The second large poster size is 102cm by 152cm which is also a sheet-based poster that’s usually used for advertising on bus stops and malls. What is offset printing? Offset printing is by far the most widely used method, although there are several other known processes for poster printing. Offset lithography is a technique that involves the use of plates. These plates represent each plate that is used in printing a poster. Some standard poster printers use CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) colours while other printers use two colour processes. Offset lithography may require the use of special colours in addition to the CMYK colours in some cases. What is the easiest way to print a poster? The easiest way to print your artwork is to email it to the print shops. Alternatively you can also take your artwork on a memory stick to their store. Alongside cash and card payments, most businesses also accept PayPal as a mode of payment nowadays. Printers usually process your order as soon payment is made which means you can collect your order on the same day if ordered before a certain time of the day or next day morning collection is also available. Most businesses can also deliver your poster order next day nationwide. [...]
Guides & TutorialsDon’t have a design for you poster yet? Here is a design Guide Technology has become a long way and it has become easy for anyone without a design skill to design a unique design of poster for their business or personal use. Software like Adobe Spark offers free and premium poster templates that you can customise to your need. Printers like Reload Internet offers on-sight designers who can design your poster for you. Based on your need they can quote you the labour price based on your needs. Tips for designing your poster: The key to designing a gorgeous poster is to keep it simple. As human we tend to overlook things when there are too much information presented, after all we only remember 5% of anything that we learn thought the day. Too much text on a poster can be off-putting to a viewer and most readers prefer information at a bite-size that they can digest easily. Make the relevant information bold and clear. For example; start time of an event, dates, address, price and names. Try and use vibrant colours to make your poster standout in a crowd. If you have any text on your poster, make sure to use the opposite colour to your background on your text so it doesn’t blend in. Finally, use a clean font so viewers have no difficulty reading your text. Do not use funky fonts like comic sans unless it suits your theme. Struggling to design your poster? Do you have an idea that you want to bring to life with your poster but you do not have the patience or resources to design them? Not a problem! Almost all the printers across have professional on sight designers who can design your poster for you with fraction of the design cost that you would pay for a freelance to design your poster for you. Simply explain your vision to the designer and they will quote you the price for designing and printing your poster based on the time it takes to designing and printing your poster. You can submit any asset you have to them such as logo of the company, images of the product or any type of imager that you would like to feature on your poster.  Don’t worry; they will always make sure that you’re happy with the design of your poster before printing them. Do you want to design it yourself? Software like Adobe Spark is designed just for that purpose. With a paid subscription you can choose from thousands of poster templates on their website and customize it according to your liking. The tools are easy to operation so you don’t need to be a pro to operate it. Once you’re done, simply export them and email it to your local print shop to be printed. If you have the design skills to create it from scratch, we recommend Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator which can be purchased with monthly or yearly subscription. Click here for our recommended poster printer in London. [...]
Guides & TutorialsWhat is the best Poster Design Software? The industry is flooded with Poster Design Softwares but we’re only going to recommend the most commonly used by designers across the poster designing industry. Sure you can go online find templates and customise it to your liking but what’s the fun in it? In fact we’re only going to recommend Adobe software’s because we know that they work well. Adobe Photoshop:  The most famous poster design softwares out of all of them is Adobe Photoshop. Developed and published by Adobe in the 90’s, Photoshop is a raster graphics editor. The software has become industry standard for raster graphics and digital art as a whole. You can edit and compose your poster in multiple layers using mask support, alpha compositing and several colour modes like RGB and CMYK. You must always use CMYK colour mode when you’re creating anything for the purpose of printing. CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and black which compose of the main 4 colours. RGB (Red, Green, and Blue) is purely used for screen based graphics. Although CMYK are the main colours, modern poster printing machines use 8-ink system for extra depth and vibrant colours. Adobe Photoshop uses PSD and PSB file formats to support these features but users can export their graphics in number of different file formats like JPEG, PNG, TIFF and more. We recommend sending the original PSD file format for printing shops so that they can export it according to what supports their machines. PSD is also useful if you require modification to your graphics after you’ve sent it to your print shop. You must always use at least 600 dpi (dots per inch) when designing your poster regardless of the chosen software. For the highest quality you can set your resolution to 1440 Dpi. Remember to always save your files time to time so you can retrieve it even if the software or machine crashes. You must also remember to set desired poster size before start doing anything on Photoshop as your graphics can result in loss of quality if you need to enlarge it later on. Adobe Illustrator: Illustrator is a vector based graphics editor which is often used for drawing illustrations. Unlike bitmap images that Photoshop uses, Illustrator uses mathematical equations to draw out the shapes. Setting your preferred size is not necessary as it can be scaled up later on. We recommend you set your size because it can help to know exactly how much space you’ve got to work it. As they’re in the same family, Adobe Illustrator files can be opened on Adobe Photoshop if required. Although the colour mode can be changed on illustrator, it is advisable to always work on CMYK. This is because RGB colours won’t support CMYK which can result in completely different colour when printing.  Adobe Indesign: Also part of good poster design softwares, Indesign is made for designing Posters, Magazines, flyers, brochures and newspapers, InDesign features tools that are especially useful for creating content for publishing. InDesign is also a vector based program but unlike Illustrator InDesign has the ability to handle multiple pages and master pages so you can easily create magazine layout or books. With the feature like automatic page numbering, all pages are linked to an editable master page. Designers in the industry usually use InDesign to bring together all their artwork from Photoshop and Illustrator. Ultimately you must use all three software as a designer but for poster printing either one of them will do. The use of Microsoft PowerPoint to create your posters: Microsoft’s PowerPoint is most commonly used to create presentation slides so we do not recommend it. Large format printing require the graphic to be high definition and at least 600Dpi (dots per inch) in resolution. However; PowerPoint can only export in 72Dip and is not suitable for large format printing. Our recommended software for designing your graphic for large format printing is Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator. Click here for our recommended poster printer in London. Do you need tips and tricks to design your poster? Click here [...]
Guides & TutorialsChoosing content for your poster: What content you want to include in your poster is purely based on the purpose of your poster but here are some useful tips & tricks on images, fonts and few other useful information. Choosing Images:  Whatever the purpose of your poster is, do not clutter it with unwanted information and images, Keep it simple. If you’re going to use an image we recommend using your own image of the product or event that you’re promoting so you don’t run into copyright problems later on. Believe it or not, more than 80% of the images on the internet are copyrighted by their respectable owner so they have the right to sue anyone for thousands if not millions of pounds in damage if used without their permission. If you are going to use images from the internet, you must clearly read the copyright information of that image. Some website might allow you to use the images on their website for free but you must ask written permission from the owner. Make sure to use high-quality images. Most images on the internet are low on quality as they’re quicker to load when opening a webpage so you must make sure the image of your linking is not compressed for web use, this can ruin all your hard work and the whole poster when printing it. The way to know if the image size doesn’t meet the requirement for your poster is to download and import it on to your Photoshop or Illustrator file. If the image is larger than you need it to be after you import it, it’s suitable, if you need to scale it up then it’s not suitable for your poster. Fonts: The use of a font can make or break a good looking poster. The internet is flooded with weird, unique and funky fonts so you must carefully choose fonts that suit the style of your poster. We recommend bold and professional fonts like Arial, Calibri and Cambria for clean look but you can also find thousands of clean, professional fonts to download on the internet. Some are premium so you might have to pay to download. Make sure to only add the relevant information so you don’t overload your viewer with unwanted information. Use bold font for information such as; time and date of the event, price of the ticket or product and address of the venue that the event is taking place at. Avoid using cartoonish fonts unless it suits the theme of your content. Colour: The use of colour on your is completely subject to the content of it but always aim to create your graphic contrast and vibrant so it attracts potential customers and passers-by. Avoid blank & white posters unless it is your theme to make it black & white. Black & White poster are most common among photographers but not advisable for marketing and promotional purposes. Make sure to set the font colours opposite to the background so it doesn’t blend in with it. Did you enjoy reading our useful tips & tricks article? Check out another here. Click here to print your poster with our recommended printer in London. [...]
Poster Print MaterialsIf you’re looking for poster frame your gorgeous poster print and hang it on the wall then you have a few choices.  Some people will prefer to stick their poster print on the wall with a tape or glue but it’s much better to frame your poster as it will make it look finished, high-quality and professional. Do not disgrace your hours of designing and printing that poster by simply sticking it on the wall or tape, make it meaningful by framing it. VIEW OUR POSTER PRICE LIST HERECOLLECTION OR DELIVERY AVAILABLE Nationwide Postage OR Collect Same Day from:197 Praed Street, Paddington, W2 1RHCall us 0207 112 8899 or email us your requirements at posterspaddington@nullgmail.com Although there is a number of different varieties of poster frames on the market. Printers usually stock only two types of frames, Tappa and wooden frames. Tappa Frames: An innovative frame designed to operate with ease. Tappa frames feature an innovative opening on the front so you can hang and or change your poster without having to remove the frame from the wall. Tappa frames are a great way to renew your poster time to time when you have a new product or promotion without having to buy new frames. You can operate them with very little effort to professionally display your poster printing. Tappa frames can be used outdoor as well because they’re made from anodized aluminium. You can choose a black or silver finish to better suit your environment and design of the poster. Standard wooden frames:  The wooden frames give your viewer the traditional classic look of your poster. The high-quality wooden frames range in black, white, silver, oak and brushed silver finishes. You can choose how you want to feature your poster to the viewer. The acrylic glaze used in these frames is much harder to break and if broken accidently, they’re less hazardous. [...]
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Poster Print MaterialsIf you’re looking for poster frame your gorgeous poster print and hang it on the wall then you have a few choices.  Some people will prefer to stick their poster print on the wall with a tape or glue but it’s much better to frame your poster as it will make it look finished, high-quality and professional. Do not disgrace your hours of designing and printing that poster by simply sticking it on the wall or tape, make it meaningful by framing it. VIEW OUR POSTER PRICE LIST HERECOLLECTION OR DELIVERY AVAILABLE Nationwide Postage OR Collect Same Day from:197 Praed Street, Paddington, W2 1RHCall us 0207 112 8899 or email us your requirements at posterspaddington@nullgmail.com Although there is a number of different varieties of poster frames on the market. Printers usually stock only two types of frames, Tappa and wooden frames. Tappa Frames: An innovative frame designed to operate with ease. Tappa frames feature an innovative opening on the front so you can hang and or change your poster without having to remove the frame from the wall. Tappa frames are a great way to renew your poster time to time when you have a new product or promotion without having to buy new frames. You can operate them with very little effort to professionally display your poster printing. Tappa frames can be used outdoor as well because they’re made from anodized aluminium. You can choose a black or silver finish to better suit your environment and design of the poster. Standard wooden frames:  The wooden frames give your viewer the traditional classic look of your poster. The high-quality wooden frames range in black, white, silver, oak and brushed silver finishes. You can choose how you want to feature your poster to the viewer. The acrylic glaze used in these frames is much harder to break and if broken accidently, they’re less hazardous. [...]
Poster Print MaterialsWhat is double sided and edge to edge useful for? If you’re printing a poster or a Vinyl to display it on a window or on a street then do not settle for single sided print. Double sided printing has more exposure to be seen by a potential customer than a single sided print.  A lot of poster printing company’s offers posters and vinyl printing on double sided for that very same reason. This is also ideal if you’re going to hang your artwork up on a street where it can be seen from both sides of the street. VIEW OUR POSTER PRICE LIST HERECOLLECTION OR DELIVERY AVAILABLE Nationwide Postage OR Collect Same Day from:197 Praed Street, Paddington, W2 1RHCall us 0207 112 8899 or email us your requirements at posterspaddington@nullgmail.com Graphics can also be printed on a range of different choices of materials, sizes and pager weights. To better suit the material, sizes of articles and graphics can also be customised if needed. The standard A3 posters usually start at around £2. A2 at £16 and A1 at £21 for standard 170gsm matte finish. Prices may vary between different companies. Most companies will offer discounts on multiple orders. Acquiring new customers and maintaining the returning ones are essential for a thriving business.  Most businesses develop and roll out exciting and new marketing strategies that suits their needs and to achieve their goals. Poster printing is one of the most effective marketing strategies. Here is more information on that. Edge to Edge printing: Unlike normal laser jet printers, poster printers are cable of printing precise edge to edge posters. Sensors on modern large poster printers are cable of precisely aligning the paper so they can print edge to edge without any border at all. Any border left behind at the end of a print is trimmed off with guillotine for a flawless and borderless poster. Want to print your poster on double sided & Edge to Edge? We click here for our recommended printer in London. [...]
Poster Print MaterialsGloss finish is perfect for showing off colours on photo-like posters as they reflect a good amount of colours. They’re very also useful in poorly lit low-light environment. Unlike matte finish, Gloss photo papers attract dirt and finger prints so covering in glass or plastic is advisable. The drawback to gloss poster: They can reflect too much light underbrightly lit environment which makes it difficult to see. VIEW OUR POSTER PRICE LIST HERECOLLECTION OR DELIVERY AVAILABLE Nationwide Postage OR Collect Same Day from:197 Praed Street, Paddington, W2 1RHCall us 0207 112 8899 or email us your requirements at posterspaddington@nullgmail.com Vibrant and high-quality poster prints with colours that really pop. Available in 7 different sizes and 4 different paper stock finishes. Perfect for displaying on walls, windows, walls and notice boards. Protect from water damage and avoid tears with lamination. Looking for great quality poster printing on an unbeatable price and quick turnaround time in London? We recommend Reload Internet in Paddington just across the famous Paddington Station. Sure you can order your poster online and wait for delivery. but high quality poster printing and getting the right specification is not always guaranteed with online orders, especially if your order is not according to your liking. Do not waste your time. Reload Internet has been in the printing business for 20 years and they know their customer needs. Their machinery feature resolution of up to 1440 dpi for stunning posters on the choice of your finishing such as; Matte, gloss or satin. Not only they feature premium and budget quality materials but they can price-match any of their competitors across the UK. The available posters sizes are A0, A1, A2, A3, A4. custom sizes up to 841mm in width and 1189mm in height. They also offer sstandard A3 & A4 printing for any occasion along with photo printing and many other services. If you require more information about printing poster or printing in general you can contact reload. See Matte, Satin and more here. [...]
Poster Print MaterialsThe middle ground to gloss and matte, satin photo papers provides the right amount on shine on your poster and helps to showcase the details and colours of your stunning graphics. Free from glare, satin finish is perfect for showing off details on photograph and illustrations. Being a reflective material like Gloss, smudges can be visible on satin paper but not as much as Gloss so a protective later is not necessary for this type of poster. VIEW OUR POSTER PRICE LIST HERECOLLECTION OR DELIVERY AVAILABLE Nationwide Postage OR Collect Same Day from:197 Praed Street, Paddington, W2 1RHCall us 0207 112 8899 or email us your requirements at posterspaddington@nullgmail.com Advantages of Satin finish: Satin papers achieve high-contrast and better vibrant colour than an uncoated paper like matte. Satin gives you high quality and vibrant poster prints. For enhanced colours and extra durability you can also add matte and gloss coating from some prints shops. Satin papers are typically available from 190gsm to 400gsm. For a premium feel, select to print your poster on 300gsm satin paper which is perfect for rich, high contract and vibrant poster. Satin finish is also perfect for photographic prints for use in exhibition, wedding venue and photography shows.  Satin is also FSC certified recyclable material so it’s environmentally friendly. Key advantages: Photographic material Vibrant & high contrast Enhanced colours Reflective material Environmentally friendly Looking to print poster? Click here for our recommended print shop in London. [...]
Poster Print MaterialsIt’s exactly what it says. Blue back finish is a poster printing material which is usually white on the front finished with matte, gloss or satin coating with blue coating on the back. The blue coating is designed to block any type of light shining through. It’s especially useful if you’re planning to stick your poster up on your window. VIEW OUR POSTER PRICE LIST HERECOLLECTION OR DELIVERY AVAILABLE Nationwide Postage OR Collect Same Day from:197 Praed Street, Paddington, W2 1RHCall us 0207 112 8899 or email us your requirements at posterspaddington@nullgmail.com Blue back coating is normally used in bill boards as they’re very useful in blocking harsh sunlight shining through it and disrupting the content on the front. The wide range of budget posters are usually 170gsm and they’re too thin to block any light coming from behind. Tis does not matter if you’re planning to stick your poster on a blank wall or on a frame. Advantages of Blue Back finish:  Blue Back material is a type of poster printing paper which is typically white on the front and blue on the back. This is to prevent light from shining through the paper. It is very useful when you want to stick your poster on a window or over another poster. Blue-back will come in handy if you don’t want to see the older poster overlapping onto the new one. Blue back is the most durable material out of Satin and Matte. It is tear-proof, scratch-proof & water resistant. It is currently the industry standard for outdoor signage as it’s water-resistant and reduces shine. This material is very environmentally friendly as its plastic free and FSC certified. This material is typically available from 200gsm weight. Looking to print poster? Click here for our recommended print shop in London. Read more about other poster printing materials here. Key advantages: Water-resistant Scratch resistant Uncoated material Plastic-free [...]
Poster Print MaterialsWhat is a paper weight in poster printing? In general a poster paper weight (GSM) needs to be at least 170gsm in order to handle the weight and to prevent damage easily, however; most modern printers are cable of handling paper weights up to 700gsm. Big industrial printers are capable of handling more than 700gsm depending on the needs. VIEW OUR POSTER PRICE LIST HERECOLLECTION OR DELIVERY AVAILABLE Nationwide Postage OR Collect Same Day from:197 Praed Street, Paddington, W2 1RHCall us 0207 112 8899 or email us your requirements at posterspaddington@nullgmail.com Most common paper weights: These sheet-based posters are typically available in these weights: 90 – 120gsm 120 – 170gsm 200 – 300gsm 300-400gsm Do not mistake GSM for the thickness or stiffness of the paper, these paper weights are measured in GSM or grams per square meter which is measured by the weight of a piece of paper measuring 1 meter by 1 meter. GSM is not measured by the thickness of the paper, although heavier papers typically tend to be thicker. Guide to each paper weight: 90 to 120gsm: Too light to be used on poster printing, 90 to 120gsm papers are what you’ll use on normal laser jet or ink jet printers for printing in A3, A4 and A5. This is a low cost option ideal for letterhead or other material they you can write on. 120 to 170gsm: The cheapest and lightest option for poster printing, 120 to 170gsm is slightly thicker than 120gsm. It is also ideal for printing flyers; take away menus, event flyers and information sheets on a budget. Despite being low-cost, it looks and feels premium on any chosen finish. 200 to 300gsm: Where look and feel really matters, 200 to 300gsm is the ideal weight of paper for poster printing. It’s a thick and sturdy paper which can feel like magazine when printed on glossy finish. 300 to 400gsm: Perfect for street hand-outs, night club flyers, wedding or event invitation and business cards, 300 to 400gsm is close to card stock. Posters printed on these weights are usually priced on the premium range. Posters with various weigth can be puched with these finishes: Silk finish that is perfect for indoor use which offers a luxurious cloth like material which adds a touch of high quality feel to your posters. Satin – This adds a slight sheen to your poster, making it perfect for photographers and advertisers. Suitable for indoor and outdoor uses. Matte – An ideal finish for posters with number of text and images. A cheap alternative for those on a budget. Photographic posters can be printed onto any custom sizes up to 33 x 46 inches. Photographs require punchy and saturated colours. Most poster printing companies use industry standard HP high quality metal-like inks combined with photographic paper to print your photographic posters. [...]
Poster Print MaterialsMatte finish is most popular with short-term use temporary posters as they’re cheaper and affordable than the other two. As they reflect almost no light, they’re perfect for black & white posters. They’re also less detailed posters that are perfect in almost any lighting situation. Matte posters also beneficial for keeping your poster clean from dust and smudges. Premium matte posters are also available at most poster print shops. VIEW OUR POSTER PRICE LIST HERECOLLECTION OR DELIVERY AVAILABLE Nationwide Postage OR Collect Same Day from:197 Praed Street, Paddington, W2 1RHCall us 0207 112 8899 or email us your requirements at posterspaddington@nullgmail.com Advantages of Matte finish:  Almost all matte printing are on the budget side as it’s an affordable uncoated paper with rich and deep colours that you would expect from a coated paper. Matte coating is typically popular on 170gsm paper because they’re the cheapest option when it comes to poster printing. Matte is also available in higher grams per square meter but if you’re a student or on a budget we recommend matte coated posters on 170gsm. The readability on a matte paper is superb as there is no shine to interrupt. They’re perfect for outdoor use in harsh sunlight, giving you no reflection. Matte is also environmentally friendly as its FCC certified highly recyclable material. Key advantages of Matte finish: Non-reflective material Cheap & affordable Uncoated, rich & deep colours Highly recyclable material [...]
Poster Print MaterialsHere is the material guide to Posters: There are hundreds of poster printing material in the world of Poster printing. Most popular ones are the ones listed here. Please click to read more information on a particular material guide below. material guide to Matte finish button to visit page material guide to Satin finish button to visit page material guide to Gloss finish button to visit page material guide to Blue-back button to visit page material guide to Paper wight button to visit page material guide to Double sided button to visit page material guide to edge to edge button to visit page material guide to Poster frames button to visit page Although poster printing has many uses, there are handful of specific roles that poster fill very well. VIEW OUR POSTER PRICE LIST HERECOLLECTION OR DELIVERY AVAILABLE Nationwide Postage OR Collect Same Day from:197 Praed Street, Paddington, W2 1RHCall us 0207 112 8899 or email us your requirements at posterspaddington@nullgmail.com A well placed poster at an event such as business presentation can generate a huge amount of interest. Posters are an amazing tool to promoting any products such as limited products or special stock. Thanks to the extremely quick turnaround time, you can have an impact on your business quickly. If you’re a photographer, poster printing is also a fantastic way to showcase your work.. Thanks to the affordability of poster printing, photography academies and students can also hold their own cost effective exhibitions. Looking to read about banners? Click here London Large Format Scanning Service Poster Printing Price List Cookie Policy Poster Prints Posters for Students BUDGET POSTER [...]

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