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Make Your Own Poster Online for Free

Updated on September 29, 2010
What Will You Create?
What Will You Create?

How to Create Your Own Professionally Printed Poster Online

Ever see an image and think "Hey! I'd love to see that blown up on a poster". Well, good news, it can be done.

The following article will cover what types of posters you can create and where you can go online to have one professional printed.

Types of Posters You Can Create

Ideas for posters:

  • Indie band posters
  • Art posters
  • Motivational or Inspirational posters
  • Posters to advertise your business
  • Posters to promote your organization or cause
  • Photo posters from your own photographs
  • Image collage posters
  • "Wanted" posters
  • Jumbo calendars

Sizes of posters:

Sizes Vary. Some examples might be 8x10, 11x14, 24 x36, 30x40, 40x 60

Uses for posters:

  • promote your band at your next show
  • promote your business, organization or cause at a information fair
  • personalize your room or dorm room with custom posters
  • give as gifts (grandparents love giant posters made with pictures of the grandchildren!)
  • use to motivate employees or students; use create inspirational quotes
  • display many photographs or images on one poster; design a huge collage

The possibilities of designing and using your own posters are endless!

Creating Your Poster

Now that you've made up your mind on what you'd like your poster to look like, you'll have to make sure that you have the right type of graphic design to use.

Using a Photograph or Creating a Graphic Design for Your Poster

Use your computer's graphic program to design your image. Some fun ideas are creating a "wanted image". Use a picture of the "wanted person" and use old looking western fonts to create a humorous poster. Or, create a graphic that can be blown up into a large wall calendar. It's up to you! You can do a search online for poster templates that will give you further ideas, as well. The possibilities are truly endless.

Graphic Resolution - Important!

You need to make sure that your graphic is high-resolution, so it will reproduce correctly after you submit it to an online poster printing service. If you give them a bad quality photo or graphic to work with, they cannot reproduce it on the scale that you're aiming for.

Ordering & Printing Your Poster

Now that your graphic or photograph is fully optimized for your poster, it's time to find a place online that will print your poster professionally and mail it to your home or business.

A Few Places to Order Posters Online:

Make Signs - This company has the ability to print a wide array of poster types.

Zazzle - If you don't have a graphic design program, you can create your poster design on their website for free; a very handy feature!

Large Format Posters - This site can do all sorts of poster requests, they'll do "any size up to 60x100!" They also give free proofs before you pay so you make sure your poster will look good after it is printed.

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      raygg 4 years ago

      how do you make it online?

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      Hannah 5 years ago

      This is O.K. but not all that i needed. Like how do i get one for free and and make on right here FOR FREE. HHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPP. Let me know if you guys/girls find or get any thing. PLEASE!:) thanks

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      d'shaundi deninno 6 years ago

      thank you for creating this online poster site. i love it a lot

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      Matt Stupar 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I never thought of giving a poster as a gift. Fantastic idea, thanks GG!

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      X-FACTOR 6 years ago

      MADE BY SACRED HEART PRIMARY SCHOOL

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      rebecca 6 years ago

      is there a way to make a poster n have it sent to u for free?? bc i don't haved money to get one or print it out lol

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      seven 6 years ago

      how do i do this?

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      Tone 7 years ago

      GET OUT DA BOWL

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      mamamoney87 7 years ago

      i don't know how to make this photo it is hard

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      TLC 7 years ago

      HOW DO U MAKE ONE

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      multimastery 7 years ago

      Nice hub, these make great gifts!

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      ALEXIA 7 years ago

      MAN I GET THIS STUFF HARLEY ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS AND YOU MAKE IN REAL LIFE ITS GIVING YOU IDEALS FOR THE POOSTER

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      HARLEY  7 years ago

      HOW DO I MAKE THIS @!#

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      Jariatou Baldeh 7 years ago

      i love posters online

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      leo 7 years ago

      i want a postr

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      VIOLET 7 years ago

      how do i make a poster?????????????

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      allyson 8 years ago

      i love doing posters