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are very flexible advertising tools. They usually consist of oversize sheets
that are printed in one, two or four color process and are used for display
and or promotional purposes. There are several varieties depending on application
and industry. Posters can be printed in numerous sizes ranging anywhere from
8-1/2 x 11 to 19 x 27 to 24” x 36”. Normally they are printed on 80# to 100#
text paper stock.
Using high-end laser printing devices, such as Canon CLC or Xerox Docucolor
Series. A good RIP (Raster Image Processor), such as Creo, EFI or Splash may
enhance the image quality. Posters are commonly printed on 24lb, 28lb or 32lb
laser paper. If you prefer a glossy look, you can upgrade paper to 100lb Gloss
Text. More rigid feeling can be given by 10 to 12 Point Cover Stock. Posters
are usually printed in paper sizes like 8 ½” x 11”, 8 ½” x 14”, 11” x 17”, and
12” x 18”.
People may use this technology to produce engineering cad printouts. This is
also a money saving way to print short-run black & white posters for promotional
Inkjet and electrostatic are the common names for wide format output. Poster
can be printed in the width of 36” to 60” easily. Media or substrates usually
can be bought in roll format, so people can produce a very long poster if they
need. Since not many print shops have a huge poster printer (e.g. Vutek), tiling
is commonly used to produce oversized posters for display purpose. A good RIP
(Raster Image Processor) is necessary for a good tiling result and good imaging
Offset printing is traditionally one of the most common ways to print posters.
Unlike Laser and Wide Format digital output, offset printing not only allows
you to print 4 color process, but also allows you to print single, duo-tone
or multi spot colors.
You can print posters by using other methods like Stamping or Screen Printing.