What is Giclee and when to print on it

Artists are always on the lookout for new ways to practice their craft, and even though Giclee printing has been around for a couple of decades, prior to the advent of the new technology, for those who desire a quality reproduction once had to utilize four-color offset lithography to reproduce their original two-dimensional artwork. While effective, four-color offset lithography presents distinct disadvantages in that the full job needs to be set up and produced in one run of a mass …

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History of Poster Printing

The poster, a printed paper consisting of textual, graphical and sometimes both types of printing elements, have been used for well-over 200 years to express art, advertise events, performances, products and services, and for war propaganda purposes. Poster usage for war propaganda purposes was particularly common during the late 1800s and early 1900s, especially during the World War I and World War II eras. This, of course, was prior to the introduction of radio and other print media, which later …

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A Guide to Poster Printing for Small Business

Although digital marketing is currently the most talked about form of business promotion, outdoor print promotion is still an effective and low cost way for small businesses to market. If your small business is looking for a powerful way to brand and promote an event or product, poster printing is the answer. Poster printing is one of the fastest and most effective ways to spread the word to the masses and the economical nature of poster printing allows it to …

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Custom Posters: A Guide to Custom Printing for Business and Art (or Both)

For many people, posters are simply something to hang on a dorm room wall or frame as decor in a bachelor pad. While these are, of course, valid uses, posters can be much more. Posters can be an amazing way to display art pieces, promote an event, or advertise a company. Most people purchase posters from stores or online, but there’s a third, and better, option. Custom posters can be a beautiful way to add color to a room, make …

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Understanding Poster Sizes

When properly designed and placed, attractive, high quality posters can entice and excite passerbys to attend a specific event or alert them of an upcoming product or service. There is no official industry standard size for posters; however, many printing and advertising companies have established general standards for poster printing based on effectiveness, affordability, and consistency. Letter Size Poster The standard paper size, 8-1/2″ x 11″ is commonly used as a paper flyer, but when printed on a higher quality …

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Using Canva & PosterBrain to Print your Custom Poster Design

Do you need to design a poster quickly (or immediately) and don’t have time to figure out Photoshop or Illustrator? If so, Canva (https://www.canva.com/) is a perfect solution. Canva is a free graphic design platform with paid premium options for those looking for enhanced functionality, Canva provides thousands of photos, hundreds of fonts, and a full suite of templates, filters, shapes, symbols, and everything else necessary to create a beautiful design without any professional assistance. Professional design generally requires a …

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What DPI/PPI Should My Image be Saved At?

A question we get all the time, “what DPI do you recommend?”   This is a pretty hard question to answer.  There are a few thing we need to go over first. Lets start with the basics. What is DPI? DPI stands for Dots Per Inch.  PPI stands for Pixels Per Inch.  These terms can, and are, used interchangeably.  DPI seems to be the industry norm even though  most professional programs save pixels, not dots.  The difference being dots are circles, …

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Printing Banners from PosterBrain

True, we’re POSTERbrain, not BANNERbrain. But, the truth is our name should be something more like “Enlarged signs, artwork, photos, banners, advertisements, and presentations of pure Awesomeness!” Our customers use PosterBrain to print all kinds of custom graphics — not just posters.  In fact, we’re great for printing banners too! Here are a few reasons why even without being vinyl, PosterBrain posters make great banners. The quality of your print will be sure to draw attention while being easy to …

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Poster Printing Using Google Images

One of the best resources for finding great material for posters is Google Images.  And by using their advanced search option you can do this very easily.  Below is a quick guide on how to go about setting up an advance search for your perfect poster image. First, go to Google Images and select “Advanced Image Search”.  From here you have lots of options that will help you narrow down your image results.  Below is a screenshot of the new …

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Tip: How to Hang Your Posters

Surprise, surprise we have a billion posters up on our walls. After all, we’re a poster printing company. So, we have lots of experience with keeping posters up on walls — without tacks, nails, staples and other horrible things that could damage walls and plaster. Want to know to know our secret? We use 3M Scotch Heavy Duty Mounting Tape.  It’s AMAZING. This tape is similar to double sided sticky tape, but even better. It is really strong so holding …

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