Optimize Designs for Poster Print

Creating and uploading poster designs is easy, especially if you pay attention to the details. We’re here to help you get started! Below, we’ve compiled the most important information, and a few helpful print templates too.

Available sizes

You can print your posters in the following orientations and sizes on 250 g/m² semi-gloss photo paper.

  • Vertical (portrait): 8" × 12", 18" × 24", 24" × 36"
  • Horizontal (landscape): 12" × 8", 24" × 18", 36" × 24"
  • Square: 8" × 8", 16" × 16", 24" × 24"

Design requirements

Each poster format has a different minimum design requirement. Below, you’ll find the design requirements for each poster format and the general requirements which are applicable to all posters. Remember – a poster can only be printed if it meets all of the requirements for your chosen format.

Vertical (portrait):

  • 2:3 format: 4831 x 7247 px
  • 3:4 format: 3631 x 4847 px

Horizontal (landscape):

  • 3:2 format: 7247 x 4831 px
  • 4:3 format: 4847 x 3631 px


  • 1:1 format : 4831 x 4831 px

General requirements for all poster types:

  • Size limit: 100 megapixels
  • Resolution: 200 dpi minimum
  • File formats: JPG, PNG
  • Size limit: 100 MB maximum
  • Color profile: RGB or CMYK
  • Not suitable for white designs (they are invisible against the white poster background)
  • Additional 2 mm margin on all sides (to avoid clipping)

Please note: Don’t place text or other important elements 4 mm from the outer edge. A bleed allowance is necessary to protect your image from unwanted cropping.

Please also take note of our quality criteria for designs and pay particular attention to the following points:

  • Your design is clear, detailed and sharp
  • Contrast and brightness are optimally adjusted
  • No faces are depicted as this may lead to a violation of personal rights

Templates to download

With our templates, you can easily prepare your design for poster printing. Each template contains

  • A layer to show you the correct size
  • A red-marked margin of 2 mm to indicate which area might be cut off

Open the template with Photoshop or any graphics software suitable for .psd files. Then follow the checklist for poster printing (see below).

Format Europe North America*
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*If you feel like selling posters on our North American domain, please use the templates marked North America. The sizes are adjusted to meet US standards (inch).

Checklist for poster printing

Choose and download a suitable template, open it and drag your design to the file’s work surface. Then follow these steps:

  1. Your design is in the "Your Design" folder
  2. Your design fills the layer exactly (the edges disappear below the red line)
  3. The red border doesn’t cover any important
  4. The "Tutorial" layer is deactivated
  5. The “Bleed allowance” layer is deactivated (no red margin visible)
  6. RGB is selected as the color profile
  7. Once you’re all set here, save your design under "File > Save As" in .png format.

Creating posters in the Partner Area

Once you have optimized your file for poster printing, follow the usual process for creating products:

  • Upload your design in the Partner Area
  • Click on the design to select the product groups you want
  • As long as you’ve uploaded the right format, the product group "Posters" is already preselected for you
  • All other products are disabled since the size, orientation specifications and resolution requirements contrast strongly with those of clothing and other items

If the product type "Posters" isn’t available for you in the product selection, your design doesn’t meet the requirements. Check the design requirements and try the templates again.

Handling and packaging of posters

Express or premium delivery and gift wrapping is unavailable for posters. Prints in the size of 8" × 8" and 8" × 12" will be dispatched in a solid envelope and 24" × 36" is rolled in a cardboard tube.

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