PRINT & DIGITAL DESIGN
Welcome to print & digital design, this is where I house all the leaflets, posters, headers for social media, A boards, shop window decals... anything you can think of that is printed or displays... this is where it belongs.
the printing minefield
I don't offer a printing service, but can help you navigate the minefield of paper weights, finishes and paper types! Starting with GSM. This is the weight / thickness of the paper. If your poster is going up inside for a couple of months, a light gram, like 130 - 150gsm is absolutly fine. If they are going up for a long time and could be at risk of wear and tear, go for a 300gsm.
Finish / Coating. For temporary posters, save costs and go for uncoated. For fancy looking ones, choose matt laminate (expensive but have a lovely finish) gloss, UV Matt, and soft touch lamination are also options. Type of paper. There is Silk (has a slight sheen), Gloss (shiny), Blueback (poster paper), Weatherproof vinyl (outside) and general uncoated (cheapest option usually).