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Printing Flyers and Posters

Here are some guidelines that you should follow when creating posters and flyers that advertise ON CAMPUS EVENTS.

While it is true that the A-Frames are 24" x 36" we do NOT recommend making your posters that size.

The recommended size is 24" x 31" because that size conforms to the ratio for letter size paper (8.5" x 11").

Below is a list of various paper sizes and ratios; note that our large format printer uses 24" wide rolls of paper.

Here are a couple of PDFs to show what happens when you try to print a 24" x 36" poster as a full page or quarter page flyer.

You'll notice that it does not fill the page and you end up with noticeable white borders on the left and right edges.

So while you will lose a small amount of space with a 24" x 31" poster you will gain A LOT in terms of versatility.

Here are the various ratios for letter size paper:
8.5" x 11" (letter size flyer)
18.5" x 24" (small poster)
24" x 31" (large poster)
4.25" x 5.5" (quarter sheet size flyer)

Please keep this in mind when creating your future posters and flyers in the future.

Also, while we are happy to print up to four posters for your events, we request that you bring in your files for printing at least one week prior to your event.

Thank You

Printing Ratios

Letter (RECOMMENDED)
8.5" x 11"
24" x 31"
18.5" 24"
4.25" x 5.5"

Half Sheet, Letter (ONLY use if you are ONLY going to make half sheet flyers)
5.5" x 8.5"
24" x 37"
15.5" x 24"
8.5" x 13"

Quarter Sheet, Letter (OK but Letter is preferred since it can be resized anyway with less loss of detail)
4.25" x 5.5"
24" x 31"
18.5" x 24"
8.5" x 11"
6.5" x 8.5"

Legal (NOT recommended)
8.5" x 14"
24" x 40"
14.5" x 24"

Large A-Frame Full Size Posters (NOT recommended)
24" x 36"
16" x 24"
8.5" x 12.75"
7.333" x 11"
5.5" x 8.25
5.664" x 8.5
4.25" x 6.375"
3.667" x 5.5"

A-Frame Sizes

Large
24" x 36"

Small
12" x 24"



ICC and Clubs
Building: Hinson Campus Center, Lower Level
Contact: La Donna Yumori-Kaku
Email: ICCAdvisor@deanza.edu
Phone: 408-864-8692

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Last Updated: 8/13/14