What could be simpler than a poster? Many customers today do not want to seek out information – they want it right there in front of them, staring them in the face and that’s what a poster can do! For whatever information you want to get across, a poster is a powerful tool. Posters are a cost effective, easy-to-use, visible form of promotion. This traditional marketing and advertising platform can reach out to a large audience.
A Range of Sizes to Suit
There’s no ‘one size fits all’ in terms of good marketing, and we understand that different companies have different needs. A small, independent business, for example, may find a smaller A3 poster is sufficient, whereas a major international brand may need something much larger. That’s why we offer a wide range of poster sizes and unlike many other print houses, we also offer traditional, imperial poster sizes too, including Crown, Double Crown and Quad Crown. These sizes are frequently used for street advertising such as posters outside theatres, the London Underground and Bus Stops.
The most common poster sizes that we print are –
- A3 – 297mm x 420mm
- A2 – 420mm x 594mm
- A1 – 594mm x 841mm
- A0 – 841mm x 1189mm
- Double Crown – 20″ x 30″
- Quad – 30″ x 40″
- 4 sheet – 40″ x 60″
Need thousands of posters for a major marketing campaign or just a single poster? We can provide traditional litho printed posters for large quantities as well as ink jet printed posters for short runs. There is no job too big or too small. We use top-of-the-range printing equipment with quick drying inks which means we can get you your posters in no time. Whether you need a large number of posters, or just a few, we can advise you on the options available to suit your budget and requirements.
Posters can be printed on a range of materials suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Silk or Gloss Paper – for long run commercial posters
Our Silk and Gloss papers are ideal for when you need a lot of posters. They are versatile and cost effective with the most popular weights of paper that we use being 150gsm and 170gsm. As the unit cost of these types of posters is relatively low, they can be used liberally to advertise an event or promotion. Although not water proof, they can be used outside for very short periods of time and just replaced if they get wet or damaged.
Photo Satin Paper – perfect for one off or short run posters
The Photo Satin paper that we use is a supreme quality 200gsm with an ultra smooth silk white surface to produce photo sharp images. These posters are ideal when you only need a few posters for display purposes at exhibitions, conferences, museums, galleries, theatres, or retail outlets as well as for subsequent mounting and framing to enhance the decor of reception areas, meeting rooms or board rooms.
Synthetic Paper – for weather proof posters and outside use
We print onto a synthetic paper which is both tough and waterproof, using waterproof inks, to create a durable, weather resistant poster. Whether you want to promote a temporary event outside your business premises, or display promotional materials at an exhibition, our waterproof posters provide an effective, affordable solution that means you are not beaten by the British weather !!
Back Lit Paper – ideal for Poster Light Boxes
If you have a light box to display your poster in, we can provide you with the posters that will produce eye-catching displays. This paper is specially designed to be used in a back lit situation either inside or outside. The paper allows the light to pass through the paper to produce illuminated displays when viewed from the front. If you do not have a Light Box, Peppermint Print can supply you with one that will suit your needs from our extensive range .
All of our posters are trimmed to the finished size but if you need to add durability to your poster we can also Laminate or Encapsulate it for you. The choice of style and finish will depend on where and how the poster is to be used and also, to some extent, the content of the poster, as each has a different affect on the colours.
Lamination can help to protect and extend the life of your poster as it covers it on either one side or both sides in a layer of clear self adhesive vinyl. Available in either a Gloss or Matt finish, lamination will help to resist moisture but it is not waterproof as it is open on the trimmed edges where water can penetrate. Lamination is our most popular and cost effective method to protect and enhance your poster.
Encapsulation is a similar process to lamination in that it covers the poster in a thin plastic film. Where it differs though, is that you can only encapsulate on both sides as it encloses the poster entirely. Encapsulation leaves a small 5mm boarder around all the sides of the poster making it waterproof and very hardwearing. More expensive than lamination it is a valuable alternative for very demanding situations.
Matt Finish – colours look soft, subtle and sophisticated. Matt lamination or encapsulation doesn’t reflect light which can make the poster easier to read in bright conditions but it can be prone to finger marking and scratching.
Gloss Finish – colours look bright , sharp and vivid. Gloss lamination or encapsulation provides a high impact finish that is less prone to marking and can be wiped with a damp cloth to remove finger marks or dirt.
Once we have printed your poster we can offer any number of accessories to help you present or display your poster from our Display, Signage or Decor departments. Our most popular requests are for –
- Poster Hangers
- Snap Rails
- A Frames
- Snap Frames
- Poster Stands
- Light Boxes
- Picture Frames and Mounting
The only limit to how our posters can be used is your own imagination. Posters can be placed on reception walls, bus shelters, outside theatres or museums, in galleries or restaurants or simply for retail displays , exhibitions or conferences. They can be used to promote a business, an event, a function, they can be used independently or with any number of accessories, the possibilities are endless. The only question is – how will you use yours?