Printing Flyers and Posters
Here are some guidelines that you should follow when creating posters and flyers that advertise ON CAMPUS EVENTS.
First of all anything that will be printed as a poster must be in a high enough resolution; at least 200 ppi or at least 200 dpi (at least 200 pixels per inch or 200 dots per inch depending on application).
While it is true that the A-Frames are 24" x 36" we do NOT recommend making your posters that size.
The recommended size is 24" x 31" because that size conforms to the ratio for letter size paper (8.5" x 11").
Below is a list of various paper sizes and ratios; note that our large format printer uses 24" wide rolls of paper.
You'll notice that it does not fill the page and you end up with noticeable white borders on the left and right edges.
So while you will lose a small amount of space with a 24" x 31" poster you will gain A LOT in terms of versatility.
Here are the various ratios for letter size paper:
Please keep this in mind when creating your future posters and flyers in the future.
Also, while we are happy to print up to four posters for your events, we request that you bring in your files for printing at least one week prior to your event.
Half Sheet, Letter (ONLY use if you are ONLY going to make half sheet flyers)
Quarter Sheet, Letter (OK but Letter is preferred since it can be resized anyway with less loss of detail)
Legal (NOT recommended)
Large A-Frame Full Size Posters
Also, remember that anything that will be printed as a poster must be in a high enough resolution; at least 200 ppi or at least 200 dpi (at least 200 pixels per inch or 200 dots per inch depending on application).
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