In our mandatory hand in, the poster size is supposed to be in this format:
50×70, 300 dpi with a 3 mm bleed.
This seems to be a standard format for posters, although there is also other formats to be used for different effects such as panorama and squared in different measurements.
A rectangular poster can also have other measurements.
Some technical words:
Bleed – Added size to the image, normally placed at 3 mm extra elements (images, lines or color bars), which is outside the net format of the print.
This is to avoid the white “glitch” when the print is cropped.
DPI – (dots per inch) is a measure of image resolution. 300 dpi, high-resolution, is normally used for print.
Gross format – the net format + bleed (50,3 x 70,3cm).
Net format – the format the print is cropped to in the final result (50 x 70 cm).
Here is the format I am going to use, included bleed of 3mm and safety margin of 10mm:
I’ve got a whole bunch of sketches ready, as I have already been working on this hand-in for a couple of weeks.
Can’t wait to be done with this one 🙂