A2, A1 & A0 Poster Paper Explained

Good

Standard

200gsm Satin

A strong, smooth paper, ideal for indoor posters. This coated paper has a satin finish and is a popular and economical choice.

Better

Synthetic

200ums Polypropylene


Smooth, flexible, tear-resistant, crease-resistant and scratch-resistant, a good choice for printing durable graphics that must remain flat when displayed in a poster frame. Weather-resistant enough for short-term outdoor signs.


Posters & Signs 
Street-level exposure for your event, product or service.

Posters and signs are a classic form of marketing, for both indoor and outdoor promotions. Posters can be framed or unframed to display on bulletin boards, walls or in windows. Pull-up banners are perfect when you’re on the move and need a portable solution for branding at meetings and events.

With a range of sizes available, posters and signs can be colourful and artwork-heavy, to simple and minimalist in their design.

The ideal choice of poster size – and its design - will depend on two key factors: the space available for display, and the distance from which it will be viewed. The human eye’s horizontal and vertical fields of vision (135 degrees and 180 degrees respectively) result in an optimum viewing range for images of varying sizes. Here’s our ‘rule-of-thumb’ guide for the ideal viewing range for standard poster and pull-up banner sizes:

  • A3 posters (size 297 x 420mm): view from 0.77 to 1.03 metres
  • A2 posters (size 420 x 594mm): view from 1.09 to 1.45 metres
  • A1 posters (size 594 x 841mm): view from 1.54 to 2.06 metres
  • A0 posters (size 841 x 1189mm): view from 2.18 to 2.91 metres
  • Pull-up Banner (size 850 x 2000mm): view from 3.3 to 4.3 metres

At Snap, our posters and pull-up banner designs and templates cover the most popular formats:

  • Four classic poster size options: A3 posters, A2 posters, A1 posters, and A0 posters
  • Two choices of poster stock: Satin Paper or Synthetic
  • Pull-up Banners: two choices for hardware, Standard or Premium
  • Quantities: 1 to 10 units (contact us if you need more!)

To get started, first choose the pull-up banner or poster size you want, then select from the options for paper stock and/or hardware, and quantity. You can then choose how you wish to design your poster or banner from four options:

  1. Upload your design, if you already have one prepared.
  2. Download one of our poster or banner templates and use it to guide your design. You can then upload your finished design as per option 1.
  3. Design with Canva, either from scratch, or be inspired by one of the many customisable design templates available.
  4. Use our design services – get in touch to start working with one of our in-house designers.

poster A3 printed example

A3 Poster

Pack a punch, without taking up too much space. Our smallest available poster option

 

Commonly used for bulletin boards and to promote community or business events.

poster sign A2 printed example

A2 Poster

Conveniently sized for tight spaces, A2 is a popular choice for window signage

 

Perfect for advertising store openings, seasonal sales, and new products.

poster sign A1 printed example

A1 Poster

Make an impact with the versatile A1. Well-proportioned for most interior wall spaces.

 

Promote your new campaign or boost staff morale with an A1 poster for your office wall.

poster sign A0 printed example

A0 Poster

Wow-factor plus! The perfect size for big ideas that need to be seen.

 

This size allows for large, eye-catching artwork, with space for lots of information too.

pull up banner printed examples

Pull-Up Banner

Branding and promotions on the go! Easy to set-up, take down and transport.

 

Perfect for indoor or outdoor advertising. A popular signage option for conference rooms, sales rooms and events.