Printers in Centurion explain how you should print posters
February 4, 2013 · Print This Article
Gone are the days when you had to outsource design work to graphic designers. Poster design and printing is something you can do yourself, with the help of Minuteman Press Centurion and all the user-friendly software available on the market. If you’re considering designing your own posters, it’s important to be aware of some of the basics.
Here are a few tips that will help you with your design process:
- Colours: Always consider the colours you use, as each colour should serve a purpose. Too many bright colours can make the poster busy and difficult to read, causing people to lose interest and move on before they have absorbed your message.
- Printing: Always do thorough research and get quotes before you decide which printing company you are going to partner with. Choose a company that has a good reputation for producing high-quality prints. Remember that a good design is wasted if the printing looks unprofessional.
- Design layout: When designing the layout of the poster, you should always try to use all the space available for your design. Don’t cram graphics and text into the layout – remember that the poster needs to be easy to read quickly and from afar.
- Pictures: A poster is a visual representation of an idea. Pictures can be more powerful than words, so choose your images wisely and stick to high-resolution images.
- Word count: Minimise the amount of copy you include in your poster design. Always try to keep your text content concise and to-the-point, so that people who only have time to glance at the poster will be able to get a general idea of what you have to offer.
- Text size considerations: The text that is used for your heading should be readable six metres away from the poster, while the text that forms the body of the poster should be readable from at least two metres away.