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Optimize Designs for Poster Print

Designing and uploading poster designs is easy, especially if you pay attention to a few small details. We’d love to help you: Below, we have compiled the most important info and a few helpful print templates.

Available formats

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

  • Portrait: 8" × 12", 16" × 24", 24" × 36"
  • Landscape: 12" × 8", 24" × 16", 36" × 24"
  • Square: 8" × 8", 12" × 12", 24" × 24"

Requirements for your design

Once you upload your design, posters are only available for print if the following requirements are met:

  • Portrait (2:3), landscape (3:2) or square (1:1) format
  • Size limit: 100 megapixels
  • Resolution: at least 200 dpi
  • Minimum size (200 dpi):
    • Portrait: 4724 × 7087 px
    • Landscape: 7087 × 4724 px
    • Square: 4724 × 4724 px
  • File formats: JPG, PNG
  • Size limit: max. 100 MB
  • Color profile: RGB or CMYK
  • No white designs since we only offer white backgrounds for posters.
  • 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 image 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 proceed as follows:

  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 elements
  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 optimised 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 format specifications and resolution requirements contrast strongly with those of clothing and other items

In case the product group "Posters" isn’t available for you in the product selection, your design doesn’t meet the requirements for poster printing. Check the design requirements again and refer to our template for guidance.

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, sizes 16" × 24" and 24" × 36" are rolled in a cardboard box.

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