Sheet Poster (Plotter Printed)
Advantages: Large single page laminated posters are attractive,
durable and fashionable. A variety of media is available for plotters
so you may print your poster on paper, canvas, plastic and photographic
Disadvantages: Printing at a service bureau can be expensive.
Printing generally takes an hour but you may not be the only one printing
so it can often take a full working day before your poster is ready for
pick-up. Large posters must be carried in tubes which should not be checked
in with baggage during air travel.
of 81/2 x 11 inch pages on Bristol Board
Advantages: Single 81/2 x 11 inch sheets can be printed
on most office printers, reducing the cost and time required to make your
poster. Smaller sheets may be packed in luggage easily.
Disadvantages: They can be more restrictive in your use
of space. Assembly may be frustrating.
may wish to print your entire poster on 81/2 x 11 inch paper to use as
a handout. Posters can be printed on letter size paper by using the FIT
TO PAGE function within the print menu.
significantly reduces the speed at which your poster will fade. Posters
printed using non-archival inks (these include those found on most plotters
and printers) will significantly fade in the first 6 months if displayed
in normal room lighting. If your poster is laminated it may be hung for
several years before noticeable fading occurs.