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What is the difference between an outdoor and an indoor poster?


Indoor vs outdoor posters

Indoor and outdoor posters are both produced by printing designs and graphics onto a variety of different materials that are suitable for use in the environment that they will be displayed in.

What is the difference between an outdoor and an indoor poster?

The main consideration is if the posters are likely to be used in a wet, damp or humid area e.g. a garden centre, in which case they will need to be printed on a waterproof material. It could be that the posters are displayed in windows and condensation needs to be considered.

Most indoor posters are printed on paper of varying thicknesses and finishes, this material is however not suitable for outdoor use.

Outdoor posters need to be waterproof and able to withstand the British weather. There are many places that these waterproof posters can be used including: outdoor timetables for transport or event schedules, health & safety information on construction sites and advertising in outdoor retail environments.

How do you weatherproof a poster? What is a PVC poster?

Screenprint & Display print outdoor posters directly on to PVC. This material is available in different thicknesses; 220 micron, 400 micron and 600 micron. PVC repels water and therefore the poster can be displayed even in the rain. Find out more about PVC banners here.

Are there any standard outdoor poster sizes?

There are standard poster sizes e.g. A0, A1 and A2, however PVC posters can be printed in custom sizes to suit your display graphics. The posters do not have to be square or rectangular they can be shape cut if required.

How are the posters displayed?

The posters are versatile and can be displayed in a variety of methods. PVC posters can be pinned or nailed onto boards, fences etc. Often, timetables and promotional information will be displayed outdoors in poster cabinets and A-frames.

For further information or prices please contact our team on 01347 823230. We are experts in custom poster printing in the UK.

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