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How Do I Print Signage For My Wedding Or Event?

How do I print signage for my wedding or event? | The Hello Bureau

So, you've designed your own signage and you've got the files ready for printing...but now what? This article talks about the three most common types of signage printing used in weddings and events: poster, foam board and corflute. Read on to find out what each one is and when to use them.

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There are several printing options available online or at print shops globally. The three main materials used for signage are:

(1) paper poster 

(2) foam board 

(3) corflute

We will go through and explain the difference in pricing, finishing and usage in this post. At the end of the article are some printers that offer these services.

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Poster Signage

 

Framed wedding signage | The Hello Bureau

 

Printing your signage on paper is affordable and versatile! If you have a gorgeous frame to place the poster in, it could turn your signage into a glamorous eye-catcher.

 

When to use poster: Framing, or if you already have a surface to adhere the poster to i.e. a wall. Posters can be printed on different paper stocks, however, the usual paper stocks are matte or gloss

 

Pricing: Starts from about AUD $23.99 for A1 size (Based on Vistaprint prices at time of publishing)  

 

Turnaround time: Usually 24-48 hours if you use a local print shop; 1-2 weeks if you order online and have it shipped to you

 

Availability: Most print shops can print large format posters (online and physical)

 

Creative ideas: If you are planning to frame your sign, printing the template on standard poster paper is the way to go. It’s affordable, easily transportable and usually has a fast turnaround time

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Foam Board Signage

 

Foam board wedding sign | The Hello Bureau

 

Foam boards are great for displaying on easels at indoor events. They are lightweight and easily transportable.

 

When to use foam boards: Indoor event, easel, leaning against a hard surface, mounting to a wall

 

Pricing: Starts from about AUD $79.99 for A1 size (Based on Vistaprint prices at time of publishing) 

 

Turnaround time: About 1 week if you order at a local print shop; 2-3 weeks if you order online and have it shipped to you

 

Availability: Most print shops can print on foam board (online and physical)

 

Creative ideas: Foam boards look great on easels! You can hire easels in many different styles - there's sure to be an easel that will suit your event!

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Corflute Signage (Corrugated plastic)

 

Corflute wedding welcome sign | The Hello Bureau

 

Corflute is a versatile and durable material that is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. It's weatherproof, making it perfect for displaying at outdoor events.

 

When to use corflute: Outdoor event as it is weatherproof, when placing on an easel, leaning against a hard surface, mounting to a wall, hanging on a frame

 

Pricing: Starts from about AUD $49.99 for A1 size (Based on Vistaprint prices at time of publishing) 

 

Turnaround time: About 1 week if you order at a local print shop; 2-3 weeks if you order online and have it shipped to you

 

Availability: Only selected print shops print on corflute. Some may be able to insert eyelets for you to hang onto frames

 

Creative ideas: Dress up your corflute sign by draping foliage or florals around it! Officeworks offers eyelet options for hanging the sign

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Where to order your signage online and have it delivered

 

Australia

Vistaprint
Officeworks
 

USA

Prints of Love
Staples
Signs.com
 

UK

Printed.com
Vistaprint
Instantprint

 

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