Most people associate the word “poster” with advertisements for movies, events or products, which are stuck to advertising columns or building walls. But posters aren’t just somewhere for companies and agencies to project their promotional messages; they are also suitable for public establishments or educational institutions. Whether you’re a major customer needing 50,000 posters at a time, or you want to advertise your next university lecture with 10 posters, print24.com gives you maximum room for creativity. Order your posters at low cost and in top quality online at print24.com, and draw on the expertise of one of Europe’s largest online print shops!
Ever since Berlin entrepreneur Ernst Litfaß invented the advertising column, this unique advertising space has become an essential part of our cities. At print24.com, we print customised posters for you, tailored to advertising columns. Thanks to our extensive printing capacities, our expertise can also help you with large-scale poster campaigns. We recommend the particularly robust, wet-strength poster paper. In addition to classic adhesive posters for advertising columns, you can also use posters indoors on doors or walls. Coated art paper or offset paper is particularly suitable here if you want to be able to re-use the posters.
Create individual posters online and get them printed on coated art paper, neon coloured paper, premium carton, offset and poster paper
Perfect for your signs
Our customers include many universities, research institutes and authorities who use our versatile posters for their signs. For example, posters made by print24.com announce events and lectures in many cities and provide useful information at public establishments. Got questions about our posters, the choice of paper or format, or your printing options? Then you’re welcome to contact us by telephone or email.
Different formats for your posters
To allow you maximum room for creativity when printing your posters, we offer many different formats, including the possibility to print posters in a special format. When making your selection, please bear in mind that this will affect your choice of paper, as well as the options of double-sided or one-sided printing.
We can print the following formats:
- 210 x 297 mm DIN A4
- 297 x 420 mm DIN A3
- 420 x 594 mm DIN A2
- 594 x 841 mm DIN A1
- 841 x 1,189 mm DIN A0
- 500 x 700 mm DIN B2
- 700 x 1,000 mm DIN B1
- 1,524 x 1,016 mm 4-sheet
- 1,800 x 1,200 mm 6-sheet
Affiche paper with blue back: especially suitable for outdoor use
We print your posters on this paper
If you have your posters printed by print24.com, you can choose between different paper types to suit the intended purpose. For example, the wood-free, white poster paper is particularly suitable for outdoor advertising. It is extremely robust, strong even when wet and alkali-proof, making it ideal for bill sticking. Its back is blue.
You can also choose from five different double-coated, wood-free coated art papers. The fluorescent paper creates unique colour effects, and the dazzling neon background colour attracts attention. The advantage of posters made from wood-free 90 gsm offset paper lies in the fact that it can also be used in laser printers and copiers. It has a very high degree of whiteness, and an even surface. When configuring your posters, please note that your choice of paper depends on the format selected. We create large-scale posters, posters for advertising columns and general billposting on coated art paper and poster paper. All coated art papers come with a matte or glossy finish. Our premium board is always matte.
Digital printing: Gold and Silver colours even in small print runs
Your printing options – plain, varied or exclusive
When printing your posters, we use different colour systems, depending on what you have chosen in your configuration. For example, we also offer you special colours (Pantone), as well as gold and silver for special colour effects. We only use black printing inks on neon-coloured paper, so as to achieve an optimum result. The following combinations are available when printing on coated art paper, premium board, offset paper and poster paper:
- Black + Pantone
- Black + Gold
- Black + Silver
- CMYK + Pantone
- CMYK + Gold
- CMYK + Gold Digital
- CMYK + Silver
- CMYK + Silver Digital
As a special highlight, we offer two options for printing gold or silver inks. First the classical method in offset printing and second in digital printing. With the latter, it is also possible to use with small print runs. The luxurious silver and gold decorations invite you to touch, marvel at and browse the pages and stylishly complete your professional appearance. Whether delicate highlights or full-surface printing - silver and gold inks can mean the difference between just looking at and wanting to keep. Give your print the "Midas touch".
For even greater impact – Your refinement options
To make your posters even more attractive, print24.com allows you to choose from various refinement options. For example, we can add UV varnish to all coated art paper and premium board. The varnish not only provides extra protection for your posters, but it also creates attractive perspective effects which further enhance the print’s content. If you choose coated art paper with grammages of 170 gsm or 250 gsm, we can even laminate your posters. This refinement option makes your posters stronger and more visually interesting. When printing on 250 or 350 gsm coated art paper, we can add hot foil flat embossing to your posters, and combine this with UV varnish & UV spot varnish. These options are particularly suitable when using your posters in prestigious, representational environments - to create a unique impression.
Preview – as a digital screenproof or on paper
If you want a preview before printing your posters, you can request a screenproof for a small surcharge. We will then create a digital view of your poster, and store the image file with a resolution of 150 dpi in your customer account. You can look at the result on the screen, and decide whether you want to start the printing order or cancel it. Please note, however, that screenproofs are not true-colour, and the final print result may differ. If you want an even more accurate preview, we recommend paperproofs, which involves us sending you a Fogra-certified test print of your poster. Depending on options, we print the front, back or both sides for you, and send the paper to you the next working day. You can then see the shade and print quality for yourself. If you like it, simply start the printing order via your customer account. If not, you may cancel the order.
We’re also equipped for bulk orders
Regardless of whether you’re just hanging up your posters at your university or all around town, print24.com has the capacities to handle any order size. You can print up to 50,000 posters at once. The configuration menu will instantly tell you when your order is complete, and when you can expect delivery.
Your shipping options
If you order small quantities, your posters will be rolled – we send parcels with between 20 and 40 rolled posters, depending on grammage. This also applies if you order multi-part posters which are later put together to form a large-format poster. If you need your print posters particularly quickly, e.g. because an important deadline must be upheld, you can choose our paid priority option. We’ll even send your printed posters to many other EU countries. Shipping costs adjust automatically in the configuration menu when you change delivery countries.
FAQ about product Posters
1. Are the posters suitable for outdoor use?
For outdoor use, we recommend the use of Affichen paper. The specially coated, white Affichen paper of the posters is wood-free, wet and alkali resistant. The reverse side is blue. It is particularly suitable for printing outdoor posters.
2. What effect do the posters have if there is adhesive residue from previous posters on the substrate?
In principle, it is optimal to place posters on fresh, unused surfaces. Since this is often not the case, the use of Affichen paper is recommended for outdoor advertising for this reason as well. Posters that are pasted over do not shimmer through due to the blue back of the poster paper.
3. When are posters delivered rolled and when plano?
That depends entirely on the quantity ordered. For small quantities, 25-30 pieces can be packed in a roll. Larger quantities, on the other hand, are delivered plano.
4. What are the colour values of the neon colours used in poster printing?
Neon red corresponds approximately to Pantone 805, Neon green Pantone 802 and Neon yellow Pantone 803.
5. Is the poster paper waterproof?
The poster paper is not waterproof in the actual sense. For outdoor use, however, we recommend affichen paper as it is weather repellent. In contrast to conventional printing paper, affichen paper does not roll immediately when it comes into contact with water.
6. Is poster paper UV-resistant?
Again, no guarantee can be given here, as posters generally fade when they are exposed to the sun for a long time. However, the use of affichen paper is a good choice in this respect.
7. Which paper do I choose for display cases?
If the display cases are illuminated from behind, a picture printing paper or backlit film are recommended. The poster paper is blue on the back and would not allow the light to shine through well.
8. Which format is suitable for poster advertising, in outdoor advertising?
The A1 format is particularly suitable as a common format. Please note that larger formats such as A0 or larger may not be approved in all cities.
9. What is a 4-sheet poster? What is poster hoarding?
Posters whose overall appearance results from the use of several posters glued together. A 1-sheet, corresponding to 508 x 762 mm, is the basic format. All other formats are calculated according to the ratio of how often the basic format fits into the individual poster. A typical poster format is the 4-sheet (1016 x 1524 mm), which is equivalent to four 1-sheets in portrait format.
10. How do you attach posters to walls?
There are manufacturers who offer adhesives specially designed for poster paper. These adhesives can be used to soak affiche paper posters and then stick them cleanly and without creases onto fresh hardboard. For use under extreme conditions, adhesive strength enhancers and frost protection are also available on the market, which can be added to the glue.
Leave your poster printing to print24.com. As one of Europe’s largest online print shops, we offer private customers and businesses of all sizes the full spectrum of the latest printing expertise. In addition to posters, we incidentally also sell many other top-class print products in top quality and at low prices. For example, you can also print magazines, flyers or folders at print24.com.