Posters are printed full color on one side of a sheet of paper. They are intended for display. Available standard sizes are chosen with display in mind; our Posters fit many standard frame and mounting options.
The most common order options are 18" x 24" on 100# Gloss Text weight paper. Almost always, Posters are printed full color on the front Only.
In order to ensure your files are print-ready, we recommend that you upload them in PDF format. When you generate a print-ready PDF, your computer will use the settings in Adobe Acrobat Distiller or any other PDF generating programs you may use. Please make sure that these are set properly before generating your PDF file.
If you are uploading PDF files created in Photoshop, please be sure all layers are flattened.
We also accept .JPG (JPEG), .EPS and .TIF (TIFF) file types, however PDF is the preferred format.
Check your file to make sure it meets our file creation guidelines. This will help speed up the production of your project and give your printed piece the best results.
- Use the CMYK colorspace (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK). These are industry standard printing colors. CMYK colors are different than RGB (Red, Green, Blue), which are used to display colors on your screen.
- Use a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for image files.
- Specify trim area with crop marks. (Don't place crop marks inside the work area.)
- Artwork should have 1/8" (0.125") bleed extending past the trim line. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
- Safe Area is the 1/8" (0.125") area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
** If you want printed borders, they must be placed a minimum of 1/8" (0.125") inside the trim line and include bleed. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
If our prepress department sees anything questionable with your file, we will contact you via email with our concerns. Should prepress email you, please note that your job is not considered fully submitted until you respond to this email. This should be factored into your turnaround time. File check does not apply to No Proof, Run As-Is. No Proof, Run As-Is jobs print from the exact file(s) you upload unless it is not possible to print because your supplied file does not match the specifications ordered.
2-3 Day Turnaround
If you order a proof (Online PDF or Hard Copy Proof), your turnaround time begins as soon as you approve your proof in our system. If you order "No Proof, Run As Is" (only recommended if you are certain you want us to print what you sent as is), your turnaround time will be based on the guidelines listed below. Once your order is in imposition, you should receive an email with your estimated order completion date (does not include shipping or mailing).
Files must be uploaded before the cut off time, which is 10:30 a.m. Pacific for orders produced in our West facility and 10:30 a.m. Eastern for orders produced in our East facility. If you request a proof, you must approve your proof by 4:00 p.m. in the time zone your order is produced for turnaround time to begin.
A. 2-3 Day Shipped Orders
These orders will be ready to ship in 2-3 business days after 4:00 PM. Example: A Next Day order placed on Monday before cutoff would be ready to ship Tuesday after 4:00 PM. A 2-3 Day order placed Monday before cuttoff would be ready to ship on Wednesday or Thursday after 4:00 PM.
B. 2-3 Day Will Call Orders
These orders will be ready for pick up in 2-3 business days after 4:00 PM. Example: A Next Day order placed Monday before cuttoff would be ready to pick up Tuesday after 10:00AM. A 2-3 Day order placed Monday before cutoff would be ready pick up on Wednesday or Thursday after 4:00 PM.
C. 2-3 Day Free Delivery Orders
These orders will be ready to deliver in 2-3 business days. Example: A Next Day order placed Monday before cutoff would be ready to deliver Wednesday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. A 2-3 Day order placed Monday before cutoff would be ready to deliver on Thursday or Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. * Free delivery adds one day to your order due date.