Posters

Bulk Posters

Custom Posters

Print sizes from 8.5″ x 11″ to 12″ x 18″.  Buy more and pay less for each.

Custom Bulk Posters

Say & save more with bulk poster printing.

Posters are go-to promotional tools for marketing and political campaigns. Laser Sharp’s low pricing lets you get more for less.

Bulk poster printing makes circulating news about a major announcement or event easy. Bulk posters can be printed in large quantities more economically than bigger posters.

Bulk posters are used for everything from advertising special events to alerting the public of a lost cat.  Printed on the digital press, these posters are inexpensive and can be produced quickly.

If a loved one has gone missing, you need to get as many posters up as you can, quickly. This is the personalized posters you want printed fast.

Bulk posters are generally letter size and larger, up to 12″ x 18″.

“Bulk” Does Not Mean Lower Product Quality!

Don’t let the name mislead you.  “Bulk” may give the impression that they are mass produced, without care, and at a lower product quality to speed things along.

Nothing could be further from the truth.  Firstly, our digital Xerox press consistently returns great quality prints.  It doesn’t matter if the paper is thin and inexpensive or a very expensive card stock, the image quality is always unparalleled. If your image quality is good, your product quality will be good.  Every time.  Guaranteed.

Secondly, the paper we use is really nice.  We don’t dump cheap paper in the machine, ever.  Our bulk poster paper is the same paper we use for flyers and brochures.  It is nice stuff and it will make your poster look great.  Consequently, if they look good, you look good.

Effective Bulk Posters

Effective bulk posters have a very clear message that is visible from a reasonable distance.  Most times, they will be seen across a hall or sidewalk, or on a bulletin board, or taped to a lamp post.  Large fonts and high contrast, vibrant colours improve visibility.

Keep your message simple.  If you are including a picture, make sure it is clear and the subject can be easily identified.  A good way to easily measure the effectiveness of your poster is to create a new email address just for your custom poster campaign so you can easily measure the response.

Bulk Poster Sizes

Small – 8.5″ x 11″

Standard letter sized bulk posters are often used for lamp post and telephone post display. They will last for days taped to a post or tree, and stand out for people passing by on the street. Artwork can be in portrait or landscape.

Tabloid – 11″ x 17″

Tabloid bulk posters are double letter size. Buy posters this size to place in larger spaces, where size is needed to stand out. These are a great choice for announcements, a campus political campaign, or to display exclusive offers for customers.

Full – 12″ x 18″

This is a popular size for custom posters. Promotional posters printed on 12″ x 18″ paper really stand out. With this size, there is enough space to include details about the product or event you are advertising. Larger fonts can be visible from a distance.

Papers used for poster printing

We use sturdy, quality papers to print posters in bulk. Each paper is available in the standard sizes and prints vibrant colors.

28# Text Matte

Our standard paper. 28lb is heavier and stiffer than office paper. It is a great choice for budget poster printing and excellent product value.

100# Text Gloss

This paper is gloss coated on both sides and thicker than the 28 pound matte paper. The gloss coating creates a bit of a sheen on the surface of the printed poster.

100# Cover Gloss

Like 100# text, but as a cover stock, quite a bit thicker. This is our thickest paper option for posters, and the most durable material.

100# Text, Matte Recycled

Clean, bright white Canadian made from 100% recycled material. Very classy printed paper for posters and ideal for customers wanting to make a statement about their environmental values.

Fast Turnaround of Personalized Posters

When asked to print a quantity of bulk posters for a missing aboriginal woman in Vancouver, we had full colour letter size posters ready to go in a half hour. We discounted the price to support the search, and threw in a few larger ones at no cost.

It was not enough, but helped a family feel supported.

Typically, posters can be printed and trimmed quickly to give you professional results in a short time. When you need bulk posters fast like this, let us know.

Poster Placement in Vancouver

The City of Vancouver has rules for the placement of posters on City property.  Check the rules and keep your posters from being taken down!  Make sure to check the rules for your City, school, or workplace too.

Get print-ready artwork without the headaches

Every print job must start with a useable digital, print ready file.  Here is a list of the most common issues with artwork that is not print-ready:
  • It has no bleed – your background image/colour should extend beyond the size of the finished product by 1/8″ all the way around
  • Document is sized improperly – an 8.5″ x 11″ file cannot be easily used for a half letter or 4″ x 6″ postcard, or for a 12″ x 18″ poster
  • Images used in the artwork are pixelated – all images should be 300 dpi
  • Entire file is low resolution – your file should be saved at 300 dpi.  Many free online programs do not export appropriate resolution.
  • Colours are set to RGB instead of CMYK – in this case, the colours that are printed may not be what you are expecting
  • Contrast between background and fonts is inadequate – dark fonts do not show up against a dark background.  What works on a backlit monitor will not work in print
  • Fonts are too small – it is wise to print a version of your artwork on a home printer to see the actual size of the fonts before ordering.  Again, it may look great on your monitor at 500 times magnification, but not work when printed.
  • Fonts are not embedded or converted to outlines – this can cause fonts to change in the processing of the file, changing your entire layout and design
  • Content has errors
  • Content is too close to the edge of the design – allow a “safe zone” to accommodate small variations in the printing, cutting, and finishing
  • Crop marks are improperly placed – this is the same of not having bleeds
  • You submit multiple files – a double sided flyer file should be in one .pdf file, 2 pages, not 2 files
  • File is in the wrong format – pdf files should be submitted.  While we allow other formats, they have to be converted before they can be processed.   In many cases, that is quite difficult as the file can be changed by the process.  In other cases, the file is not compatible with our software or hardware (for example, none of our printers can print .png files!  They all have to be converted to a printable format first).
  • The artwork is an idea, something you had printed somewhere else, written on a piece of paper, or a bunch of image and text files that need to be assembled – there is lots of work to do to get the file you need.

Experience has taught us that most customers, and sadly, many professional graphic designers, do not understand how to create print ready files. In addition, many of the free products available for you to design for yourself, do not output print ready files.  In some cases, your file can be easily corrected, using the wide variety of (expensive and sometimes difficult to use) software that we keep on hand at the Laser Sharp shop.  If you are stuck, we can help.  Use Service Tiers table to select the support level suitable for your project.

Service Tier

Just do it

Included

Simple

$24.99

Standard

$59.99

Advanced

$99.99+

Delivery Time

ASAP

1 day

2 days

3 days

Edits or Revisions

0

1

3

5

Maximum Pages/Sides

2

2

4

4+

Resize artwork

Check Resolution

Combine Pages

Convert to CMYK

Fix Bleed/Layout

Impose Files for Print

Add or Edt Text

Add Pictures 

Edit Pictures

Edit Form or Calendar 

Match Fonts

Add Effects

Match Colours 

Vectorize Image

Replicate Artwork

Create Custom Form

Create/Edit Pricelist

Layouts (finished = fold, crease, perforate, etc)

Simple

Simple

Finished

Finished

Some Fine Print

  • The prices shown are charge PER PRODUCT ORDER.  In some cases, design elements created for one print job may be used in others; if so, you may be able to select Advanced artwork for the first product and Standard for another if elements created for the Advanced project are reused in the Standard one.
  • The price for the tier includes any or all of the checked elements.  In other words, if you only want to get files prepared to be sent to you in different formats, you need to select the Advanced option.
  • You need to use the the red “upload your print files” button to upload your pictures and support documents.  There is a text box for you to provide details.  The more detail you give, the more likely you are to get a fast turn around on your support.
  • You are responsible for securing the legal rights to use any images, texts, or logos.
  • You are also responsible for planning the marketing strategy and goal behind your artwork.  We provide services to create digital print files, we do not develop your marketing program or create content.
  • The pricing for Advanced has a “+”.  If you expect more of the designer, like for us to find pictures for your project or to write content, you will be asked to pay more.
  • An electronic proof is included with most options.  It is CRUCIAL that you review the proof carefully with the following in mind:
    • Each support tier comes with a limited number of revisions.  Given that, when you receive your proof, take time to consider EVERY change you will want before you ask for revisions.  Any revisions requested over the limit will result in a request for further payment before they are made.
    • The colours you see on your screen and phone will not (necessarily) be an exact match to the final print.  If you are concerned about colour, it is your responsibility to request a printed (hard proof) before approving the job.
    • Any error in the content or colour mismatch is your responsibility once you give the go ahead to print.  If the designer has made an error, he/she may never know (for example, if a price or phone number is incorrect), so it is up to you to catch that before it goes to print.  There is no refund or credit given for reprints – the designer’s mistake is yours now.
    • Production WILL NOT START until your approval is received IN WRITING and in the requested manner and wording.  Don’t phone and tell us to go ahead.  Email and tell us to print the proof version sent to you (by file name) or that proof X is not approved because this specific change needs to be made (please don’t just tell us you don’t like the colour!!).