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Frequently asked questions

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  • Follow these steps to ensure the perfect print:


    To avoid an unwanted white border, drag all background content to the edges of your template.


    These lines indicate where we aim to cut your poster.

    Safe Area

    To prevent content from being cut off during the printing process, keep all key text, logos and more inside this zone.

    File Format

    When designing your poster, you may upload files in the form of a JPG, PNG or PDF. It's recommended to set your document's resolution to a minimum of 300 DPI and color mode of CMYK. 

  • Size is selected before starting the design process. Once you upload a design or choose a template to customize, the size of your poster can’t be changed. If you need a different size, you’ll need to create a new poster.

  • Yes, we offer same-day pickup on select posters. Paper posters are available for same-day pickup, excluding 36" x 48" and lightweight poster board. Adhesive and foam board posters are available for delivery. Looking for a same-day alternative to foam board? Try a mount and laminate finish on your paper poster for a similar look and feel.

  • Need to design your poster from the ground up? Choose the Create Your Own option to start from scratch in our poster builder. Customize with text, upload images, add a QR code and more.

  • If you’ve already created content for your poster, choose the Upload Your Own option to upload your finished design as PDF, JPG or PNG. Please refer to the design guidelines to ensure your design is ready for print before you upload it.

  • We don’t offer double-sided poster printing at this time. You may only print on the front side of your poster.

  • While our posters work best indoors, opt for gloss adhesive if you need to use your posters outside. Gloss adhesive posters feature a protective high-shine finish that fights against water and wind damage. Though adding lamination to paper posters or foam board can help them withstand light water and wear, we don’t recommend using them outside.

  • Select from 12" x 18", 18" x 24", 24" x 36" or 36" x 48". To make a custom size request, visit your nearest store. Each paper poster offers a similar thickness, but if you are looking for a rigid and more robust option, try our thickest material, foam board.

  • Flexible posters, such as paper and adhesive posters, are carefully rolled and shipped in a tube. To restore its intended shape, we recommend unrolling and flattening your flexible poster upon receiving it. Rigid posters, such as foam board and mounted posters, are shipped in a flat box.

  • Yes! Gloss and matte adhesive posters remove cleanly for up to 1 year when used on a clean, flat surface. Fabric adhesive posters remove cleanly anytime — even from wallpaper or primed and painted walls. Remove adhesive posters gently to ensure no residue is left behind.

  • Gloss and matte adhesive posters can be repositioned at their initial installation. Fabric adhesive posters can be repositioned anytime. Cover the adhesive side of your fabric poster with the included backing when not in use. Do not clean the adhesive side of your poster.

  • First, clean the window surface thoroughly. Next, peel off the backing of the decal. Carefully apply the decal to the window using the complimentary squeegee, smoothing out any air bubbles. Refer to the included instructions for more information.

Adhesive posters

Hosting an outdoor event? Need a poster that’s easy to reposition? We’ve got you covered. Get started with the template that meets your needs. Choose from fabric, matte or gloss, and select your orientation, size and quantity. Customize text, add a logo, and more. Perfect for seasonal sales, new menus and special announcements, adhesive posters are available for delivery only. Posters feature a sticky backing that adheres to most clean and smooth walls. Upload your own image, design or logo to compliment your business. Need to advertise outside? Our 3.4 mil thick gloss material is great for outdoor use for up to 6 months due to its water and wrinkle resistant properties. For an eye-catching high-shine indoor poster, gloss adhesive can be used inside for up to 1 year. Our 6 mil thick fabric and matte adhesive posters are best for indoor use for up to 1 year. Fabric posters are wrinkle and rip resistant, easy to reposition and safe to use on wallpaper. Our matte material offers a glare-free finish and works great on painted walls. A squeegee is included with all adhesive posters for easy application.

Delivery information

Available for delivery only, five to seven business days after printing.