Posters have long been used as a way for businesses to market themselves, promote events, and decorate or organize their offices. Many personal and creative projects and unique gifts also use poster printing to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. But getting the highest-quality printing possible takes time and focus. From making sure your file is perfectly formatted to using the latest poster printing technology, Guru Printers does everything possible to ensure you have a high-quality poster for your professional or personal use.

The Art of Poster Printing

Creating the perfect poster isn’t easy, but it’s easier once you have the right layout and design. At Guru Printers, our team of in-house designers knows what’s needed to make sure your poster looks as artful as possible. No matter what you need your poster for, we have a selection of pre-made templates available for your use. By swapping in your own images and text, you can guarantee that your poster is professional and aesthetically appealing. And if none of the templates speak to you, our designers are available to help you create a unique design that fits your visual concept while maintaining artistic integrity.

File Formatting

While layout and design are important to high-quality poster printing, proper file formatting is crucial. It doesn’t matter how good your poster looks on the screen if it comes out discolored, blurry, or missing information. Using a preformatted template can help, but it’s always recommended that you double-check some key format settings before you send in your file to print.

Color Spectrum

Computer screens and printers use different color spectrums to create images. The computer filters your colors through the RGB (red, green, blue) spectrum. But physical printers use CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) ink cartridges to create colors. If you send in a file formatted for RGB spectrums, you’ll end up with some wonky colors. Switching to CMYK and printing a test page will ensure you have the right vibrancy and hue.

Bleed Area

While printing and cutting machines are more reliable and effective than humans, there is still a small margin of error you need to consider. During the cutting process, shifting may occur, which will slightly alter the cut line on your poster. If you have design elements and text right up to the edge, you could lose important information. To avoid this, make sure you include a ¼” bleed area around your poster’s design to keep all crucial information safe.

If you use one of our preformatted templates or seek the help of our in-house design team, you can guarantee that your file will be formatted and ready to create the perfect poster print for you.

DPI

DPI (dots per inch) tells computer screens and printers how pixilated your image should be. Computer screens can handle lower DPI without blurring the image too much. But if you try to print a low DPI file, the images would often appear unclear and fuzzy. Make sure to set your DPI to a minimum of 300 for a crisp and clear print. The higher the DPI, the better quality poster printing you can expect.

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The Science Behind Poster Printing

With the art ready to go, you need the latest in industry-standard printing technology to truly create high-quality poster printing. At Guru Printers, we use two different printing machines to handle low-volume and bulk poster printing orders.

Low-Volume Poster Printing

Not every project requires a ton of posters to execute properly. From decorations to creative projects, sometimes all you need is a handful of posters to do the job. At Guru Printers, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality prints no matter how many you need.

For our low-volume poster printing, we use a high-powered latex printer. The latex ink allows for quick and accurate printing on a wide range of paper materials and sizes. Because the calibration of the machine is so versatile, latex printers allow us to print on coated or uncoated posters. This creates the perfect design for both indoor and outdoor use.

Bulk Poster Printing

For larger projects, you’ll need a lot of posters to help get the word out. Promoting an event? Marketing your store? Or creating art prints to sell? Guru Printers can provide quick, high-quality bulk poster printing for you.

For our bulk poster printing, we use an industry-standard offset printer. This technique uses printing plates and rubber cylinders to quickly and accurately transfer (offset) your poster images to paper as it’s fed through. This process allows us to create bulk orders from 500 to 25,000 posters in just a few hours. By expediting the process without sacrificing quality, we help businesses get the posters they need when they need them.

Poster Printing with Guru Printers

If you need posters to expand your marketing goals or support your creative projects, let Guru Printers help. With our technology and poster printing artistry, you can create stunning prints that look professional and stand the test of time. To start your poster printing order, you can fill out our online form. If you have questions about our printing techniques or need help with your order, give us a call at (213) 320-4865 or send an email to [email protected].