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Standard Poster Sizes for Printing & Design 2019

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Even though there are absolutely no official standard dimensions for posters, over the years many printing and promotion businesses have been utilizing the exact same consistent dimensions for poster printing.

This source discusses the measurements and principles which are widely used for printing posters globally. Utilizing the measurements within this guide will guarantee your poster printing job will prove for success - regardless of what printing business that you select.

11 x 17 Inches - Smallest Poster

Additionally Known as Ledger, Tabloid or ANSI B size. This is actually the smallest normal poster size, they are largely used for flyers, road lights, bulletin boards, and generally putting up on companies without consuming too much space and offending. These work great using a minimalist way of text. Big letters large message. Size in Millimeters is 279 x 432 mm.

18 x 24 Inches - Medium Poster

Additionally known as Architectural C size - A bit more information could be shown with this typical poster size. I'd still suggest some minimalism and small text. These posters are primarily regarded as little adverts on college home flooring, physician's offices, construction paths, and bulletin boards. Size in Millimeters is 457 × 610 mm.


24 x 36 Inches - Large Poster

Also referred to as Brick D Size - This is the most popular standard dimensions for posters. These posters are used for many applications such as external of events, trade shows, and malls. Also popular for little movie posters delivered to fans for decoration such as in University homes and outside a bar. With these kinds of posters you'll be catching attention with a huge message, and you're able to include additional details in little writing so following that the message is received individuals can decide whether to come nearer and find out more.


Notice: If you're designing a poster you can't go wrong using the measurements that we described previously, they are used by printing firms globally. Do not be reluctant to work with various measurements though: Posters are printed on bits of paper (not on sheets) and may, therefore, be trimmed in any other measurement. If you'd like to make a poster bigger than 24 x 36 Inch make certain to get in touch with your printer and affirm that he can publish your preferred size.

Movie Poster Sizes

There are just two distinct measurements for film posters the movie business has standardized. Both are usually in portrait format:


One Sheet - that is generally 27" x 40" Inches in dimension (686 x 1016 mm). Commonly utilized in theaters for advertising movies.

Bus stop (or subway poster) - are usually 40" x 60" Inches in dimension.

The “One-Sheet" dimension is used at the official advertisements for movies.

Both are usually printed on newspaper stock and generally rolled for aesthetic motives.


Be mindful that the cited measurements for movie posters are approximate, and don't need to be adjusted from the dimensions mentioned previously.

Tips While Printing

When making your own poster be certain that you make your doc in CMYK mode in 300DPI and place a healthy amount of bleed around the edges in order that crucial parts of the poster aren't cut off following the printing.

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