Posters: Design, Prep, Printing

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ABOUT THE POSTERS FOR ANIMATION FILMS
Each animation project will create a film poster to accompany their film. The poster's cost is covered by the school, and then framed using a frame supplied by the 2DAN, 3DAN, and FMSA programs. These framed posters are then hung for the Grad Exhibition.


Poster Resources

DropBox: Poster Templates for download (updated April 2021)

Poster Design Creation Notes.pdf, updated 2020 This offers some design advice when considering composition, proportions, and font selections.

Poster Specifications

PRINTED POSTER

  • 11 x 17 portrait or landscape
  • Exhibition frames are bought in bulk through Animation, in order to ensure visual consistency. Students will be told when the frames arrive and posters are to be framed and hung.


WORKING FILE SET-UP for Photoshop and Illustrator:

  • You can use use the poster templates provided or create your own file (RESOURCE link above)
  • Set your document’s file color space to:
    • sRGB (photoshop) or RGB (Illustrator) colour profile
    • 300 dpi (NOT higher or lower!)
    • tabloid format: 11” x 17” vertical (most common) or horizontal
    • use a 1/8” "safety zone" on each side to accommodate the poster frame, which will cut in that amount on each side of the poster image. Plan your design so it doesn't place any important imagery near this safety zone.


FOR PRINTING: EXPORT and DELIVERY


FOR DIGITAL POSTER for the PRESS KIT: EXPORT and DELIVERY

  • 1920 x 1242, at 72dpi
  • high resolution JPG
  • turned in as part of the PRESS KIT
  • Title the file 'Poster_NameofFilm_yourlastname_firstinitial.png' looks like 'Poster_Squawkers_chin_m.png'



ADVICE

    • PSD or AI user working space benefits from using a dark or mid-grey tone. This creates a neutral viewing environment. Set this in the Preferences.
    • Print colours are inevitably duller than screen colours. You can check this by setting your viewing space to CMYK to simulate what prints.
      • Colour selection warnings: in the Picker, colours that have the inverted triangle warning are outside of print range. Don't use these because they won't print as you see them in the monitor.
      • Click on the warning icon to have the software indicate the proper colour range for your choice. Make adjustments from there.


  • The Digital Output Centre (DOC) offers high quality scanners, printers and technical assistance for student use. Appointments with DOC technicians must be made as far in advance as is possible. *Poser printing will be done in bulk by the grad committee this year (2021).
  • DOC is Room C4230 doc@ecuad.ca (604)844.3895 *Pricing sheets available in the room.