Photo & Art Posters
Posters of photography and fine art are a great way to offer prints of your work at a lower cost to a larger market. Utilizing the same museum quality printing we employ for limited edition prints, we can print any quantity of posters from 1 to 100 or more, so you get on-demand printing convenience as well as the highest quality.
Art posters are great because they can be sold loose without mounting or framing. But if you like, we can also mount them on a variety of substrates such as Sintra or Gatorfoam. We can also laminate them so they can be safely displayed without framing behind glass.
If you need help with your poster design, we're happy to help with that as well. Simply indicate on your order that you need design help and we'll contact you and work out the details.
For those who need even more economical solutions, we offer posters on less expensive papers printed at high quality, but not our highest quality. You can find information on these less expensive options by clicking the Pricing/Order button next to any product and looking through the material options in the Products tab in the wizard, or by visiting our indoor printing Posters page.
The information below shows the variety of materials we offer for photo and art posters, has our recommendations for the best materials to use in different situations, provides answers to common questions, and explains how to place an order.
All the printing materials in this category are eco-friendly, so they are not individually marked as such.
To find pricing information for printing on any of the materials below, click the Pricing/Order button to open the Pricing/Order wizard and fill in the details to calculate the price. You can also see shipping costs, and if you decide to order, you can specify file names, proofing and cropping options, and add the item to your shopping cart.
The materials below are our most high end materials intended for framing. There are additional, less expensive options available under the Printing for Indoor Use section, specifically on the Posters page.
Below are the papers we recommend for our highest quality fine art posters. Photo papers simulate the look of traditional photo prints, but are still printed using the giclee process. They are popular because they offer tremendous color depth and saturation, and are the least expensive materials for giclee printing.
Fine Art Poster - 270 gsm
This smooth, natural-white, acid-free paper has the look and feel of a heavy, matte offset paper. It is made in Switzerland and has excellent water resistance. It’s great for giclee fine art printing, photographic reproductions and posters. It delivers exceptional print quality at an economical price. Available in widths up to 36".
Approximate longevity of 50-80 years.
Professional Photo Satin - 300 gsm
This professional photo paper offers excellent color reproduction and a heavy 300 gsm weight. The traditional E surface finish provides an elegant texture consistent to that of a dark room. Also available in high gloss. While this paper is moisture, smudge, and scratch resistant, we recommend careful handling and framing behind glass. Available in widths up to 60".
Approximate longevity of 80-100 years.
Professional Photo Gloss - 300 gsm
This professional photo paper offers excellent color reproduction and a heavy 300 gsm weight. The high gloss surface provides excellent color depth for situations where glare isn't a concern. Also available in a satin finish. While this paper is moisture, smudge, and scratch resistant, we recommend careful handling and framing behind glass. Available in widths up to 44".
Approximate longevity of 80-100 years.
Metallic Photo Gloss - 255 gsm
This resin coated metallic high gloss photo paper results in prints that are sharp, vibrant, and exceptionally rich-looking. The metallic finish adds a distinctive look and is the perfect way to make portraits, commercial display prints, and competition prints that stand out from the others. It is also adds a distinctive look to black and white photography. While this paper is moisture, smudge, and scratch resistant, we recommend careful handling and framing behind glass. Available in widths up to 44". Approximate longevity of 50-80 years.
Simulated Canvas - 16mil
This economical canvas look material is composed of an archival photo paper with canvas textured laminate, creating the look of canvas without the cost. An excellent choice when the print will be mounted to a rigid substrate, such as foamboard, or when a less expensive option is required. Available in widths up to 60".
Approximate longevity in excess of 100 years.
For a poster paper with a matte finish, the Fine Art Poster Paper offers exceptional quality and a moisture and smudge resistant image with flat finish that is more like an art paper. It is the thickest of any of the papers at 13mil and a fairly substantial weight of 270 gsm, making it excellent for framing or selling loose.
For the highest quality archival digital posters, the Professional Photo Satin and Gloss are our highest quality photo papers. They are the the heaviest weight papers we offer and are printed at our highest resolution for the finest prints available. We prefer the satin finish as it has a beautiful surface finish and doesn't show as much glare or fingerprinting.
No, because the process is digital you can order any quantity from 1 on up. There are discounts for ordering multiple copies, so the price per print decreases with larger quantities, but there is no minimum.
Normal turnaround time is 4-5 business days. During the order process you will be asked if you have a specific due date, and if you do, we will adjust your shipping method, if necessary, to get your order to you on time. If you need your order even quicker, we also have a rush service. If you authorize rush charges, we can get your order shipped in 1-2 days. Rush charges are $75 per order. If we're able to meet your deadline without bumping other jobs, we won't actually charge the rush charge, but you must authorize the rush to guarantee delivery.
That depends on the specific poster paper you choose. We can print at our highest quality up to 64" wide, but most poster papers don't come that large. The Professional Photo Satin comes 60" wide, and the others come smaller. Look through the descriptions of the materials in the Printing Materials tab to find how big you can print each material.
That's a difficult question to answer because there are so many variables. If your file has not been overly compressed, or saved repeatedly in a jpg format, it can generally be enlarged to 2-4 times it's original size and still print very well. If your file has been saved with a high level of compression, or if you have saved it repeatedly in the jpg format, it's best to send us the file and we can tell you for sure if it will print well enough at the size you want.