How to order a screen printed poster: A step-by-step guide

You’ve finally decided to get that custom poster made. Whether it’s for your band’s next gig or to promote your small business, you want something that looks professional and eye-catching. So, how do you go about ordering a screen printed poster?

Here is a step-by-step guide to help you get the best quality poster possible:

Pick the right print shop

Not all screen printing companies are created equal. Do your research and pick a partner that has a good reputation and produces high-quality prints.

At this stage, make sure to communicate with the shop's print capabilities and limitations. Many will have specific artwork requirements to avoid fees, so ask away!

Choose your paper wisely

The type of paper you use will affect the quality of your poster. If you want a vibrant and unique print, go for a thick paper that is specifically made for screen printing.

We mostly use French Paper at Cracked Ego. We find its' weights, color choices, and sustainable production practices make it a great option.

Decide on the quantity

How many posters do you need? Some shops will require a minimum order of 25, others will need 100. Make sure to factor this requirement into your project budget.

Keep in mind that the price per poster will go down the more you order.

Get a proof

Once you’ve chosen a printing company, make sure to get a digital proof before moving ahead to print.

Some shops will create a print sample if asked but that will usually require a very sizable order.

Anything else?

That covers the basics!

If you want the print process recorded to share with your audience, ask the shop if they could have someone shoot a quick video. The pace of production may not allow for time, but it never hurts to ask!

We hope this quick guide will help get your order on the right path and get your awesome art out to the world!

Where do you go from here?

Maybe you're ready to place an order. Maybe you have more questions about your blank options. Maybe you don't understand everything going on in the last episode of The Rings of Power. Whatever your current status, we're here for you!

If you need any help selecting the product that will work for your next screen printed project, don't hesitate to reach out:


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