What is a standard poster size in the UK?

Poster Sizes UK can be easily explained. At Banner World, we print posters to any custom size onto a wide range of materials suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Several materials are also specifically designed for use in lightboxes. Get Instant Prices on Posters.

A standard poster size uk is dependent on whether you are using the A Series or Billboard size formats.

In the United Kingdom, we use 2 different poster size specifications, ISO 216 A series size poster and UK Billboard. These are accepted as standard poster sizes UK.

ISO 216 A Series Poster Sizes UK

A Series is the most commonly used specification for poster sizes UK, with many poster frame sizes and A-Board pavement signs being designed to accommodate sizes such as A4, A3, A2, A1 and A0 standard paper size.

Billboard Poster Sizes UK

Billboards, or advertising hoardings, are found on roadsides, bus shelters, train stations and on buildings to attract the attention of passing foot and vehicle traffic. These are generally known as large format posters or billboard poster sizes UK. Planning permission is usually required for larger new installations.

The ‘Sheet‘ specification is also commonly used in the movie and theatre industry for show posters and movie posters.

  • 1 Sheet Poster Size – 508 x 762mm – 20 x 30 in – also known as ‘Double Crown’
  • 2 Sheet Poster Size – 762 x 1016mm – 30 x 40 in – also known as ‘Quad’ or ‘Quad Crown’
  • Quad Poster Size – 762 x 1016mm – 30 x 40 in
  • 4 Sheet Poster Size – 1016 x 1524mm – 40 x 60 in – also known as ‘Double Quad’
  • Double Quad Poster Size – 762 x 1016mm – 30 x 40 in
  • 6 Sheet Poster Size – 1200 x 1800mm – 47.24 x 70.87 in
  • 12 Sheet Poster Size – 3050 x 1520mm – 120 x 60 in
  • 16 Sheet Poster Size – 2030 x 3050mm – 80 x 120 in
  • 32 Sheet Poster Size – 4060 x 3050mm – 160 x 120 in
  • 48 Sheet Poster Size – 6100 x 3050mm – 240 x 120 in
  • 64 Sheet Poster Size – 8130 x 3050mm – 320 x 120 in
  • 96 Sheet Poster Size – 12190 x 3050mm – 480 x 120 in

US Poster Sizes

In the USA posters are often sized as small, medium and large.

  • Small – 279.4 x 431.8mm – 11 x 17 in
  • Medium – 457.2 x 609.6mm – 18 x 24 in
  • Large – 609.6 x 914.4mm – 24 x 36 in

US Billboard Sizes

In the US the standard sheet size for billboards is 27 x 40 inches (2’3″ x 3’4″).

SizeWidth x Height (m)Width x Height (in)
8 Sheet3.35 x 1.52 m132 x 60 in
30 Sheet6.91 x 3.17 m272 x 125 in
12 x 6 ft3.66 x 1.83 m144 x 72 in
12 x 8 ft3.66 x 2.44 m144 x 96 in
22 x 10 ft3.66 x 1.83 m264 x 120 in
24 x 10 ft3.66 x 2.44 m288 x 120 in
25 x 12 ft7.62 x 3.66 m300 x 144 in
36 x 10.5 ft10.97 x 3.20 m432 x 126 in
40 x 12 ft12.19 x 3.66 m480 x 144 in
48 x 14 ft14.63 x 4.27 m576 x 168 in
50 x 20 ft15.24 x 6.10 m600 x 240 in
60 x 16 ft18.29 x 4.88 m720 x 192 in

French Billboard Sizes

French billboard sizes are most often measured in metres squared with the Grand formats for urban areas being 12 and 8 metres squared, with 4 metres squared being the size for rural areas. There are also small 2 metres squared billboards for bus and tram stops.

SizeWidth x Height (m)Width x Height (in)
Abribus 2m21.756 x 1.191 m69.1 x 46.9 in
12m24.00 x 3.00 m157.5 x 118.1 in

German Billboard (Plakatwand) Sizes

The standard size billboards we found in Germany are the City Star Boards and Superpostern, that have the root 2 aspect ratio. The City Star Boards are slightly larger than 4A0 and the Superpostern slight larger than 8A0.

SizeWidth x Height (m)Width x Height (in)
City Star3.56 x 2.52 m140.2 x 99.2 in
Superpostern5.26 x 3.72 m207.1 x 146.5 in

Austrian Billboard (Plakatwand) Sizes

Austrian billboard sizes are the Megaboard and Centerboard, the German City Star and Superpostern may also be in use.

SizeWidth x Height (m)Width x Height (in)
Brandboard1.50 x 2.00 m59.1 x 78.7 in
Dachfläche10.00 x 2.00 m393.7 x 78.7 in
Megaboard8.00 x 5.00 m315.0 x 196.9 in
Centerboard10.00 x 4.78 m393.7 x 188.2 in

Netherlands Billboard (Reclamebord) Sizes

The most common billboard format in the Netherlands is 3.30 x 2.40 m (129.9 x 94.5 in)

Posters in Frames

Posters to be fitted into frames may need to be trimmed slightly smaller and will have a ‘safe area’ for the poster design to take account of the frame profile. Always check this before placing your order or designing your artwork!

Poster Materials

We offer Poster Printing to any size onto a wide range of papers, plastics and fabrics.

Poster Paper 180gsm

Our most popular poster material. 180gsm semi-gloss paper for internal or short-term external use. UV stable vibrant colour.

Blue Back Poster Paper 120gsm

A wet-strength poster paper that can be pasted up. The blue back helps to hide backgrounds and the white face produces vibrant prints.

PVC Poster Material

Virtually indestructible PVC material ideal for outdoor use and superb inside poster frames. Flexible so can be rolled up and used time and time again. UV stable inks to prevent fading, fully waterproof and flame retardant.

Backlit Posters

Used in illuminated poster frames, backlit poster paper is designed to diffuse light from behind in an even spread.

Eco-Friendly Posters

Our Eco Banner range of materials are ideal for outdoor posters. Being PVC-free they are 100% Recyclable. Ideal for any ecologically sensitive projects.

Poster Sizes UK Frequently Asked Questions

What Size is a 48 Sheet Poster?

The simple answer is 48 sheets, with each sheet measuring 20 inches x 30 inches. Combined together these 48 sheets will measure 240 inches x 120 inches, or 6100mm x 3050mm in metric. The 48 Sheet Poster is also called ‘Billboard Size’. Exact measurements will vary from site to site with frames being made by different contractors.

What Size is a 4 Sheet Poster?

The simple answer is “4 Sheets”, with each sheet measuring 20 inches x 30 inches. A 4 Sheet Poster is also often called a Double Quad. Combined together, these 4 sheets make up a poster measuring 40 inches x 60 inches, or 1016mm x 1524mm in metric.

What Size is a Double Crown Poster?

A Double Crown Poster is also called a 1 Sheet Poster and measures 20 inches x 30 inches, or 508mm x 762mm in metric.

What Size is a Quad Poster?

A Quad Poster, also known as a Quad Crown or 2 Sheet Poster measures 30 inches x 40 inches, or 762mm x 1016mm in metric.

What Size is a 6 Sheet Poster?

A 6 Sheet Poster measures 47.2 inches x 70.9 inches, or 1200mm x 1800mm in metric.

What Size is a 12 Sheet Poster?

A 12 Sheet Poster measures 3050mm x 1520mm, equal to 120 inches x 60 inches.

What Size is an A0 Poster?

An A0 Poster measures 841mm x 1189mm and is twice the size of an A1 Poster.

What Size is an A1 Poster?

An A1 Poster measures 594mm x 841mm. It is twice the size of an A2 Poster and half the size of an A0 Poster.

What Size is an A2 Poster?

An A2 Poster measures 420mm x 594mm. It is twice the size of an A3 Poster and half the size of an A1 Poster.

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