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 – standard; non-standard – be it A Series, B Series, C Series, or 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 about having 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 broad range of use scenarios; ease of availability of Standard Paper. Posters are used for various purposes like Movie Posters, advertisements, Billboards, and 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 more minor yet big movie posters 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 standard 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 enormous dimensions, as large as flexes. UK Billboard Poster Size ranges from 1 Sheet right up to 96 Sheets, but the most commonly used ones are 1 Sheet, 2 Sheet, and 4 Sheets, 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 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.

uk movie poster size

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 letters made from 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 the minor aspects of 8.5 in × 11 in, while Large Size has the most significant dimensions of 24 in × 36 in.

us poster size

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: 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 at 81 in × 81 in – a perfectly square sheet of paper. As the name suggests, Lobby Cards, Window Cards, and Insert Poster Sizes are generally cut out of thick paper Card Stock to maintain the durability of the posters.

us poster sizes

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 poster size

French Movie Poster Sizes

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

french movie 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 evident that they follow the ISO Standards strictly.

german movie

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.

italian movie poster sizes

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 Cards, Daybill, One Sheet, and 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 Daybill sizes were also used earlier, but that ceased in 1980.

ustrailian movie poster sizes

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


How long does the poster paper last?

Regarding poster paper size and thickness, you have a few alternatives. Most packets are standard 22

Is poster paper different from regular paper?

Unlike other paper forms, Poster paper is water resistant and does not curl when wet or when glue is applied. Poster paper is slightly thicker than regular paper or construction paper but lasts longer.

What are the best types of poster paper?

Get waterproof posters printed on 170 gsm PVC paper if you want long-lasting outdoor posters. If you want short-term posters, select 80 gsm fluorescent papers to catch your clients' attention even if they don't last long.

What is the most suitable poster size?

1824 is a standard poster size that can be admired up close and from a distance. Because this is also the standard poster size for framing, you have a variety of alternatives for displaying 1824 posters.

What is the definition of poster size resolution?

Each picture in your poster should have a resolution of 150-300 dpi (or pixels per inch) at the final printing size. A pixelated image will result if the resolution is less than 150 dpi. An image that seems nice on the computer screen may not print effectively.

Are posters of standard size?

Posters are available in a variety of common sizes as well as bespoke sizes to meet your specifications. Poster sizes most typically used are 18

What does poster paper serve?

A poster paper presents a research or education paper that involves putting text, photographs, and graphics on a flat surface (typically 1m × 1m), such as a corkboard. It is becoming a more popular method of presenting a paper at a scientific meeting. This is how many, and sometimes all, contributed papers are presented.

Is it true that posters are made of paper?

Depending on their intended function, posters are printed on several materials ranging from heavy paper to vinyl. 170gsm poster paper is commonly used for indoor posters. When you want the colors to pop truly and the photos to be as sharp as possible, use heavier photo satin paper.

What is the most widely used poster paper?


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