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    Default Standard poster size?

    Hiya!

    I usually print my own posters, but I've got a commission to do a design only and the band's manager hasn't sourced a printer yet, so I'm free to do it to any size I want. I personally normally print on A2 paper, but as whoever ends up printing it will be US based, I figured it would be the right thing to do to work to a standard US poster size - if such a thing exists.

    I heard a couple of mentions of 18" x 24". Would that be about right?

    Thanking you.

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    Yeah, that's pretty common. But there's two sets of standards. Printers' standards and framing standards. For printing, parent sheets in america are usually 26x40. A pure half sheet is 20x26, so I use that size a lot myself. But paper vendors always build some loss into their products, and if you're printing a bleed you'll cut down anyway. Thus the 18x24's, 12x16's, and other bastard sizes of the world.

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    That's good to know, thanks.

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    I print within 16x20 and trim the paper to 18x24. that way the job can be either 16x20 full bleed or 18x24 with a paper border.

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    600 pixels on the longest side.

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    18 x 24 all the way

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    18 x 24 it is. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieGoodtimes View Post
    600 pixels on the longest side.
    Does it mean I'm a geek if I lolled at this? Well I did, I lolled...

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    Was just wondering the same thing myself, that answers that. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontwakemeup View Post
    Does it mean I'm a geek if I lolled at this? Well I did, I lolled...
    I thought the same thing!
    And definitely 18" x 24", it's such a drag when people print on 19"x25" but don't trim the paper down

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