A Guide to Poster Sizes and Stocks

A Guide to Poster Sizes and Stocks

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instantprint

28 Jul 2016

Finding the best poster size for the job is no easy feat. We’re often asked questions like ‘What poster size should I choose?’, ‘Just how big is an A1 poster?’, ‘Will 250gsm silk be sturdy enough?’ and many more.

While we can’t make that final choice for you, we can give you an idea of what each poster size and stock is best suited to. We’ve put together this handy guide to tackle all your questions in one hit. From the handy A4 to the giant 60 x 40, there’s a poster size for every business.

 

A4 Poster

Dimensions: 210mm x 297mm, or 11.7” x 16.5”

Available stocks: Value Silk (150gsm), Classic Silk (250gsm) and Premium Silk (350gsm)

Our smallest poster size, A4 is fantastic for inside your shop, restaurant, café or office. An affordable wall décor option, create stunning art prints using our free online poster creator. Add to a poster frame to brighten any indoor space, or advertise offers in your shop window.

We print on three high quality silk paper options so you can pick the one that suits your budget. 
 

 

A3 Poster

Dimensions: 297mm x 420mm or 11.7” x 16.5”

Available stocks: Value Silk (150gsm), Classic Silk (250gsm) and Premium Silk (350gsm)

At twice the size of an A4, the standard A3 is perfect for making a statement indoors. Whether you’re advertising an event in your bar, promoting a new offer in your shop or even if you just want something fun for your living room wall, you can design your own poster or pick from our multitude of free poster design templates.

The A3 is printed on a choice of value, classic or premium silk paper, and it’s our most cost-effective, small-scale poster.

 

 

A2 Poster

Dimensions: 594mm x 420mm or 23.4” x 16.5”

Available stocks: Value Silk (150gsm), Classic Silk (250gsm), Waterproof PVC (220mic) and Heavyweight Waterproof (400mic)

The A2 size poster is ideal for when you want to promote your message in shop windows, on the wall outside your club or at exhibitions and events. You could even use these posters at home as map prints and wall art. Check out our free custom poster maker and start designing today.

Printed on either 250gsm Silk or weatherproof 220 micron or 400-micron PVC – it’s built to make a splash, indoors or out.
 

 

 

A1 Poster

Dimensions: 841mm x 594mm or 33.2” x 23.4”

Available stocks: Value Silk (150gsm), Classic Silk (250gsm), Waterproof PVC (220mic) and Heavyweight Waterproof (400mic)

A1 poster printing is a fantastic large print option for promoting your business. Use it to advertise a new menu, your latest deal or your grand opening, then place it on an A-board outside your location so passers-by can see it from a distance.

Choose weather resistant 220- or 400-micron PVC, or opt for the sturdy 250gsm Silk, which is ideal for indoor placement or for an A-frame with a protective aluminium frame.
 

 

 

A0 Poster

Dimensions: 1189mm x 841mm or 46.9” x 33.2”
 

Available stocks: Value Silk (150gsm), Classic Silk (250gsm), Waterproof PVC (220mic) and Heavyweight Waterproof (400mic)
 

The A0's hefty measurement is guaranteed to grab the attention of your audience. For the likes of charity fundraisers, sporting events and gig listings, it’s just the ticket! Large poster printing is great for attracting attention at events or filling a large space in an exhibition hall.
 

Printed on quality 250gsm Silk or waterproof 220- or 400-micron PVC, this enormous poster does the trick when you want make some noise with your marketing. Take it with you indoors or out.

 

 

 

20 x 30 Poster

Dimensions: 508mm x 762mm or 20” x 30”

Available stocks: Value Silk (150gsm), Classic Silk (250gsm), Waterproof PVC (220mic) and Heavyweight Waterproof (400mic)

Boost business and shout about your latest sales with our 20” x 30” posters. Whether you frame them in your window display or use them as custom menus, make sure you create a cool design your customers will love with our free online templates and poster creator.

If you’re a fan of our 20” x 30” A-frames, you can freshen up your graphic without replacing the entire sign. Simply order two new posters and attach them in no time at all!

A thin value silk and our most popular classic silk are fantastic choices for indoor advertising. If you’re promoting your business outside, opt for our waterproof PVC options.

 


 

 

30 x 40 Poster

Dimensions: 762mm x 1016mm or 30” x 40”

Available stocks: Value Silk (150gsm), Classic Silk (250gsm), Waterproof PVC (220mic) and Heavyweight Waterproof (400mic)

Whether you’re advertising fresher’s week around the local university or promoting new-build showrooms at the side of the road, the impressive 30 x 40 is more than equipped to reach a wide-scale audience fast. Ideal for movie posters!

Printed on 250gsm Silk or all-weather 220- or 400-micron PVC, this large and loud poster will ensure all eyes are firmly on your message!

 

 

 

40 x 60

Dimensions: 1016 x 1524mm or 40 x 60 inches

Available stocks: Value Silk (150gsm), Classic Silk (250gsm), Waterproof PVC (220mic) and Heavyweight Waterproof (400mic)

The mammoth-sized 40 x 60 is a major scene stealer! Use it to promote films, theatre shows or festival line ups. It’s the perfect size for bus stop adverts, so pop yours in display stands that are dotted around town and market your business locally.

Available in a quality 250gsm Silk stock or a waterproof 220- or 400-micron PVC, it’s spot on for both indoor and outdoor use, and will supersize your promotion so that no one’s going to miss it!

 

So there you have it – your ultimate guide to poster sizes and stocks! If you need any more reason to get your hands on some posters, take a look at what makes them so iconic and find out how they can be used to make a powerful, long-lasting statement. We’ve even got awesome poster ideas to inspire your own!
 

Start designing your own poster today using our free online poster creator. Pick a template to customise or start from scratch – but remember to show us your design on Instagram and Twitter by tagging us @instantprintuk or #instantprintuk.
 

Kirsty Oates

About the Author

Hello, I’m Kirsty and I’m the Online Template Designer for instantprint. I love creating new and exciting templates so customers can discover the one that’s perfect for their brand.