Telford, PA (PressExposure) November 11, 2009 -- Are you thinking of availing a poster printing service but still have lots of questions about the basic concepts of it? Then, read the following details that would help you decide.
What are the different tools needed for poster design
A computer is the most popular device used in designing posters. You need to have an image editing application in your computer. Some common applications of this kind include Adobe Photoshop and Quark Xpress. You can also look for open source software like Gimp, to save money. These applications have the features and capabilities to create a unique and creative poster design. You just have to learn how to use these applications in order to produce your dream poster.
Printing in full color
With the new technologies such as advance offset printing and digital printing, you can produce a quality advertisement anywhere in no time. As long as a decent printer is around, you can print any place. There are also lots of printing companies online that are more than willing to help you with your project. Whatever your schedule and desired arrangements are, they can be made easy.
The standard size of poster printing is 11 x 17 inches. Although it is best to print in large size, this standard size is already visible in a far enough distance.
The cost of color printing really depends on the quality of the paper and ink to be used, and also the desired quantity of the posters. Compared to black and white print, a full color print would be at least twice as expensive.
The price may still increase up to 200% if additional features are added. Some of the special features you may want to add are the quality of paper, such as glossy, dirt resistant and plastic printing. The price would also vary for large-scale printing. It would be a good idea to print in bulk, as discounts are usually available for this kind of service.
Printing and other services
Typically, it takes 3-5 days to print posters. However, some online printing companies offer their customers special services like rush and overnight printing. In addition, most printing companies deliver the items straight to their customers. You are now armed with the basics of poster printing. Make sure you select the best poster printing service for your project.