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A simple to use guide to standard poster sizes?


There are several standard poster sizes that we regularly create for our customers.

Regular sized posters are commonly printed in A sizes, listed here:

Standard poster board size guide (A sizes)

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

At Screenprint and Display, we custom print and cut all our posters, so they are actually available in any dimension to suit your requirements. If you want something other than a standard poster size, please get in touch with our team.


What are the most common poster sizes?

All the standard A sizes are frequently used for poster printing. Choosing what poster size, you require depends on where they are to be displayed.

It is also important to consider if the posters will be displayed indoors or outdoors. Posters can be printed on a variety of materials, from paper to polypropylene.

The overall size of a poster may be affected by where it will be displayed. Timetable and information posters, notices, health and safety, and security posters etc. are likely to be viewed at a closer distance and therefore the graphics may not need to be as large as those viewed long distance e.g. film posters, outdoor event advertising, circus posters, forthcoming event posters etc. Poster dimensions vary massively depending on their intended use.

The space available for displaying the posters will also affect the size, will it be displayed in a standard poster size frame? Or is there an allocated wall space?

Please speak to our team for further information, on custom poster printing, on 01347 823 230.

Standard poster sizes


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 60×40)                      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  about printing posters in alls sizes. 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.

Call now for best UK prices: 01347 823 230

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