Poster sizes explained

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We regularly get asked by customers what size standard posters are. Obviously there isn’t a straight forward answer to this, as posters can be made at absolutely any size you need.

Basically a poster is a simple way of getting a message across in an economical way, and can be used both indoors or outdoors.

Although standard poster sizes have been adopted, they can be printed and cut to any size to suit the requirement in hand. Posters don’t necessarily need to be printed on paper either.

We regularly produce waterproof posters on 100% recyclable plastic for use in tough outdoor conditions, or from rigid 100% recyclable corrugated ‘correx’ type plastic, which make ideal temporary signs for events, shows, notices and warning type signs.

Plastic poster signs can be printed up to a huge size of 2440 x 1220mm. (8x4’)

Standard  A Sizes for posters

Size        Width x Height (mm)      Width x Height (inches)
2A0        1189 x 1682 mm              46.7 x 66.2 inches
A0           841 x 1189 mm               33.1 x 46.8 inches
A1           594 x 841 mm                 23.4 x 33.1 inches
A2           420 x 594 mm                 16.5 x 23.4 inches
A3           297 x 420 mm                 11.7 x 16.5 inches
A4           210 x 297 mm                  8.3 x 11.7 inches

UK Outdoor Billboard Poster Sizes

Name                                               Width x Height (mm)      Width x Height (inches)
1 Sheet (or Double Crown)           508 x 762 mm                    20 x 30 inches
Double Royal (or DR)                     635x 1016 mm                   25 x 40 inches
2 Sheet (or Quad Crown)              762 x 1016 mm                 30 x 40 inches
4 Sheet (or 60x40)                      1016 x 1524 mm                60 x 40 inches

(Double royal is an Imperial size used on the railway network to suit standardised poster cases in situ across the UK railway stations)

Landscape or portrait?

Landscape refers to a sheet that is printed to be viewed with the long sides at the top and bottom.

Portrait refers to a sheet that is viewed with the short sides at the top and bottom.

Need to talk posters or poster board printing?

Speak to the experts at Screenprint & Display. We have 3 decades of experience in the printing of posters, and will help choose the most suitable print process and material for whatever posters you have in mind. or call 01347 823230