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Poster Sizes – UK, US, French, German, Italian, Australian

Why do we need to know Poster Sizes? Our website is based on giving you information about the paper. Here, we have talked about all kinds of paper sizes – both standards; non-standard – be it A Series, B Series, C Series, Envelope Sizes – and also about the weights of paper, their thicknesses, and other things. All about the paper. And Posters? Well, not yet. And posters too are paper, right? So, it would be unfair if our website – where we brag to have all info about papers – does not include information about Poster Sizes.

Poster Sizes

Poster Sizes are not included in the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Paper Sizes, but still are pretty much Standard nowadays because of the wide range use scenarios; ease of availability of Standard Paper. Posters are used for various purposes like Movie Posters, advertisements, Billboards, and also as small pamphlets to distribute. Also, nowadays, smaller posters are generally printed on A Series Paper Sizes after their introduction in countries that accept ISO; in countries that don’t, smaller Posters are printed on Ledger or Arch Series Paper Sizes.

Billboard Paper Sizes are generally used to print large posters for advertisements; movie posters to be put up on sky-high billboards. Relatively smaller yet big movie posters that are to be put up in front of movie-halls are printed on particular kinds of Standard Paper. Although, during old times, movie posters used to be distributed to people as pamphlets; those paper sizes are specific to their own country of origin. Large Poster Sizes are generally in landscape format; hence, they interchange the length and breadth of normal paper to get the dimensions.

UK Poster Sizes

In the UK and other countries that use the ISO 216 Standards, A Series Paper Sizes are mostly used for Posters other than Billboard and Movie Posters. 2A0, A0, A1, A2, A3, and A4 are the A Series Paper Sizes that are most commonly used for Posters. Of these, 2A0 has the most significant dimensions of 1189 mm × 1682 mm (46.8 in × 66.2 in) and A4 has the smallest aspects of 210 mm × 297 mm (8.3 in × 11.7 in).

ISO A Series Poster Sizes

SizeWidth x Height (mm)Width x Height (in)
2A01189 x 1682 mm46.8 x 66.2 in
A0841 x 1189 mm33.1 x 46.8 in
A1594 x 841 mm23.4 x 33.1 in
A2420 x 594 mm16.5 x 23.4 in
A3297 x 420 mm11.7 x 16.5 in
A4210 x 297 mm8.3 x 11.7 in

UK Billboard Poster Sizes

Billboard sizes are generally used to refer to the paper of huge dimensions, as large as flexes. UK Billboard Poster Size ranges from 1 Sheet right up to 96 Sheet, but the most commonly used ones are 1 Sheet, 2 Sheet and 4 Sheet with 1 Sheet being the smallest at 508 mm × 762 mm (20 in × 30 in) and 4 Sheet is the largest at 1016 mm × 1524 mm (40 × 60 in). The Billboard Size – Single Sheet is the Double Crown Size of British Imperial Paper Sizes and is used because it fits perfectly for Billboard needs.

SizeWidth x Height (mm)Width x Height (in)
1 Sheet508 x 762 mm20 x 30 in
2 Sheet762 x 1016 mm30 x 40 in
4 Sheet1016 x 1524 mm40 x 60 in

UK Movie Poster Sizes

Movie Poster Sizes range from large sizes to put up in front of Cinema Halls to small quantities just for the audience to carry back home. The Sizes are as follows: Cards, Double Crown, One Sheet, Quad, Three Sheet, Six Sheet. Cards have the smallest dimensions of 203.2 mm × 254.0 mm (8.0 in × 10.0 in) and are called the Front of House Cards which are given away to the audience after a movie. The most considerable dimensions are of Six Sheet Size 2032 mm × 2057.4 mm (80 in × 81 in). Three and Six Sheet Sizes are often given non-standard dimensions which vary quite a bit from the original ones.

SizeWidth x Height (mm)Width x Height (in)
Cards203.2 x 254.0 mm8 x 10 in
Double Crown508 x 762 mm20 x 30 in
One Sheet685.8 x 1016 mm27 x 40 in
Quad762 x 1016 mm30 x 40 in
Three Sheet1016 x 2057.4 mm40 x 81 in
Six Sheet2032 x 2057.4 mm80 x 81 in

US Poster Sizes

The US and neighbouring nations do not use ISO Standard Paper Sizes but their own traditional North American Standard Paper Sizes. They have 3 Poster Sizes namely Small, Medium and Large and an extra size for small carry-friendly posters called Letter made out of Letter size paper. Small Size Posters have the Ledger or ANSI B Size dimensions, Medium Size Posters have Arch C Size dimensions, and Large Size Posters have Arch D Size dimensions. Letter Size has smallest aspects of 8.5 in × 11 in while Large Size has the most significant dimensions of 24 in × 36 in.

SizeWidth x Height (mm)Width x Height (in)
Letter215.9 x 279.4 mm8.5 x 11 in
Small279.4 x 431.8 mm11 x 17 in
Medium457.2 x 609.6 mm18 x 24 in
Large609.6 x 914.4 mm24 x 36 in

US Billboard Poster Sizes

In the US, 8 Sheet, 30 Sheet along with other unnamed dimensions are quite popular Poster Sizes for billboards. Most sizes are measured in feet; the most commonly used billboard size is 27 in × 40 in (2ft 3in × 3ft 4 in).

US Movie Poster Sizes

Movie Poster Sizes in the US are available in the following namely: Lobby Card, Window Card, Insert, Half Sheet, One Sheet, Three Sheet, Six Sheet, 30 × 40 Drive in, 40 × 60 Drive in, and Door Panels. Of these Lobby Card is the smallest size at 11 in × 14 in while Six Sheet is the largest size at 81 in × 81 in – a perfect square sheet of paper. As the name suggests, Lobby Cards, Window Cards; Insert Poster Sizes are generally cut out of thick paper of Card Stock to maintain the durability of the posters.

SizeWidth x Height (mm)Width x Height (in)
Lobby Card279.4 x 355.6 mm11 x 14 in
Window Card355.6 x 558.8 mm14 x 22 in
Insert355.6 x 914.4 mm14 x 36 in
Half Sheet558.8 x 711.2 mm22 x 28 in
One Sheet685.8 x 1016 mm27 x 40 in
Three Sheet1041.4 x 2057.4 mm41 x 81 in
Six Sheet2057.4 x 2057.4 mm81 x 81 in
30 x 40 Drive In762 x 1016 mm30 x 40 in
40 x 60 Drive In1016 x 1524 mm40 x 60 in
Door Panels508 x 1524 mm20 x 60 in

French Poster Sizes

Posters in France are generally printed on ISO A Series Paper (all sizes) and ISO B Series Paper (mostly B1 and B2).

French Movie Poster Sizes

French Movie Poster Sizes in the increasing order of dimensions are as follows: Petite, Moyenne, Pantalon, Demi-Grande, Grande, Double Grande. Size of 3 m × 4m is used for Billboard Poster.

SizeWidth x Height (mm)Width x Height (in)
Petite400 x 600 mm15.7 x 23.6 in
Moyenne600 x 800 mm23.6 x 31.5 in
Pantalon600 x 1600 mm23.6 x 63.0 in
Demi-Grande800 x 1200 mm31.5 x 47.2 in
Grande1200 x 1600 mm47.2 x 63.0 in
Double Grande1600 x 2400 mm63.0 x 94.5 in

German Poster Sizes

Both German Posters and German Movie Posters are printed on ISO A Series Paper Sizes; because the ISO standard is based on the German DIN 476 standard which originated there. Hence, it is obvious for them to follow the ISO Standards strictly.

Italian Poster Sizes

Posters in Italy are generally printed on ISO A Series Paper and ISO B Series Paper (all Sizes).

Italian Movie Poster Sizes

Locandina, Photobusta Un Foglio, Due Foglio; Quattro Foglio are the sizes of Movie Posters in Italy in increasing order of dimensions. Foglio means Sheet, and hence last three sizes are derived from the UK Sizes for Movie Posters.

SizeWidth x Height (mm)Width x Height (in)
Un Foglio700 x 1000 mm27.6 x 39.4 in
Due Fogli1000 x 1400 mm39.4 x 55.1 in
Quattro Fogli1400 x 2000 mm55.1 x 78.7 in
Locandina330 x 700 mm13.0 x 27.6 in
Photobusta500 x 700 mm19.7 x 27.6 in

Australian Poster Sizes

Posters in Italy are generally printed on ISO A Series Paper (2A0, A0, A1, A2, A3, and A4) and ISO B Series Paper (B0 and B1).

Australian Movie Poster Sizes

Lobby Card, Daybill, One Sheet; Three Sheets are the sizes of Movie Posters in Australia in increasing order of dimensions. These are all derived from the US sizes for Movie Posters. Different types of Daybill sizes were also used earlier, but that ceased since 1980.

SizeWidth x Height (mm)Width x Height (in)
Lobby Card279.4 x 355.6 mm11 x 14 in
Daybill660.4 x 762 mm26 x 30 in
One Sheet685.8 x 1016 mm27 x 40 in
Three Sheet1041.4 x 2057.4 mm41 x 81 in

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