A Guide to Standard Poster Sizes and Framing Options

Welcome back to the Lightning Prints blog. On today’s episode, we will be talking about our poster prints. Poster prints are a classic form of marketing. They’re crucial for getting that street-level exposure for your event, product or service. Whether you’re creating posters for a gig, a campaign, or purely for a decorative purposes, you need to consider how big do you want it to be. 

The best thing is, they’re not constrained by style or size. Poster prints can range from artwork-heavy and colourful to minimalist and simple. Dive into our guide to poster print sizes and discover the different modes of poster display to help you make the biggest possible impact.

Standard Print Sizes

The dimensions of our standard poster sizes follow A paper sizes, so that’s a good reference point when selecting which one is best for you.

Find out everything you need to know our standard poster sizes below:

 Size Width (mm) x Height (mm) Purpose
A2 594 x 420 This is the perfect size for gig and event posters. They can display snippets of information and leave enough room for impressive artwork and imagery.
A1 841 x 594 Our most recommended choice, A1 posters can super-size your message. Large fonts and grand designs are ideal for posters hanging in exhibition halls.
A0 1189 x 841 Over one metre in width, A0 posters can make a big impression on viewers. This size allows for large, eye-catching artwork and has space for lots of information.

You can choose from our standard sizes: A2, A1 and A0. Don't see the sizes you are looking for? Fret not!  For custom dimensions, feel free to direct your request to our email cs.lightningprints@gmail.com or call us at 8874 2567.

Poster Resolution

Aside from the size, the resolution of your poster is also another important factor to consider. Combine the correct size and purposeful artwork with the right resolution and you’ll create wonderful posters that leaves an impression on anyone passing by.

The following sizes are a guide to pixel resolutions required for various print sizes:

 Size 150 DPI (Minimum Resolution) 300 DPI (Best Resolution)
A2  2480 x 3508 pixels 4960 x 7016 pixels
A1 3508 x 4967 pixels 7016 x 9933 pixels
A0 4967 x 7022 pixels 9933 x 14043 pixels

Most images are created using a bitmap, or series of dots, and are called raster images. For such images, be sure to check that your image resolution meets the minimum resolution requirements for the size print that you require to prevent image quality loss.

If you wish to be able to resize your images to any dimension without losing quality, we recommend you to create your artworks in vector image formats (AI, SVG and EPS). For vector images, ensure that DPI has been set to 300 for high print quality.

For more information on our poster printing or specs - contact us at cs.lightningprints@gmail.com or call us at 8874 2567.

Checking your file resolution

If you don’t have a dedicated image processing program you can view your image’s resolution in the ways outlined below.

For Windows:

Right click on the image file and select ‘Properties’. Select the ‘Details’ tab and scroll down to ‘Dimensions’.

For Mac:

Select the image and select File/Get Info. Pixel dimension will be displayed in the ‘More Info’ section.

Framing Options for Poster Display

Here at Lightning Prints, we leave no stone unturned to deliver you the best with your poster prints. That's why we also have a selection of poster display options to help you represent your distinct brand identity. 

Picture Frames

Have you got a poster but without proper framing? Frames are a classic way to go as they are affordable, convenient and possess a wide range of uses. Suited for placing on display stands or mounting on walls. Do take note of the cropping that may be required to ensure your poster will fit in the frame you need. If you are in need for standard frame sizes such as A-size frame or IKEA-sized frames, do drop us an email at cs.lightningprints@gmail.com or call us at 8874 2567.

Acrylic frames

Looking to personalise your office or retail space with a touch of class? Be sure to opt for our acrylic frame signage for your poster prints! They are sleek, stylish and easy to install. They come in two options: Acrylic Pocket Frame and Acrylic Sandwich Frame. Changing of posters are much easier than ever as no tools are required. Comes in standard sizes from A4 up to A0. We provide fabrication of custom sizes, kindly e-mail us at cs.lightningprints@gmail.com or call us at 8874 2567 for a quotation.

Foam board

Interested in adding visual interest to exhibitions, store fronts and event booths that look great use after use? Opt for foam board mounting! It's commonly displayed on an easel stand, clip pole stand or even using velcro tapes to affix it to a wall. Our foam board poster are more substantial than your average posters, but still lightweight and portable enough to set up and take down in seconds. Our standard sizes for foam board mounting range from A4 up to A0. For custom sizes, kindly email us at cs.lightningprints@gmail.com or call us at 8874 2567.

Frame capping (For Foam Board Posters only)

The easiest and most economical way to have a frame for your foam board poster. It serves to protect your foam board poster prints from being damaged through unintentional knocks and accidents. The U-shaped PVC profile is light and does not add much weight to the poster. It provides a nice touch to foam board posters that go up on the wall.

We hope that this blog has helped you understand how to pick the right sizes and framing options to get the most out of your poster. Now that you know how to pick the right poster dimension, head to our website and print your poster prints at the best quality and price. Need your order fast? We’ve got an incredibly fast order turnaround, so as soon as you’ve submitted your order, we will get started ASAP.

That’s all for today folks. Do share this blog with your family and friends. Till next time. Cheers!