Many people do get confused between posters, flyers, leaflets,
brochures and stickers in most cases when they making their printing orders, or
even explaining their requirements. The true of the matter is, poster is often
printed on one side, and is either placed on public places or given if the
sizes is either A5, OR A4. However, on other hand, brochures and often printed
both side and mostly folded, once, twice or thrice.
Printing posters in Kenya
Posters are one of the products that are commonly ordered in Kenya
for printing. The good things are that, most of the top printing companies in
Kenya and even small printers do undertake poster printing services. However,
depending on the machines the printing firm has other mat be limited to some
sizes of posters they can print. As a matter of facts, most of the printing
companies in Kenya would easily print A5- A3 size without any problem. This is
because an average printing company in Kenya has either digital or offset
printing machines that can perform A5, A4,OR A3 posters. You can peruse on the printing
companies directories to check which printing company can perform your
task well, without compromising on the quality of the print.
Posters printing machines
Depending on the size posters can be printed on several machines.
1)Digital printing machines – most people
o printing firms do use digital printing technology when the prints are just a
few pieces. It is not economical to print 1- 150 pcs of posters on offset
machines. Although, digital printing has several advantages, it is good to note
most of the digital printing machines can only print up to A3 SIZE, thus making
it ok to printing A5, A4 and A3 posters.
2)Offset printing machines – most of the
offset printing machines own by Kenyans top printing companies can print
posters from A5 , A4, A3,A2 ,A1 and even A0. Even with this in mind, it
economical to print at least 1000 PCS OF posters on offset machines. This
offset printing machines are ideal for long runs, and bulk poster printing
3)Large format printing machines- if
someone what bigger posters, i.e. A1 but on small quantity he may have option
of doing it on large format. The only difference is that, when posters are
printed on large format. The prices are charged per m2 and not per ream or Pcs
as it is on digital printing or offset printing services.
Most of the posters are printed on the following papers:
1)Art paper – Either gloss or
matte and Mostly full colour posters
2)Bond paper – not in most cases
3)Newsprint papers – mostly on
one colour publicity posters.
Posters Prices in Kenya
The prices of poster may vary from one
printer to another due to the following reason:
1.Thetype of machines used -ifthe
posters quotation is bases on digital printing the prices may be higher than
compared to those printed on offset printing. Moreover, printing posters on one
colour machines at a type and four colour offset printing machines may vary
2.Size – The prices of A4, A3, A2
OR A1 posters will always be different. A4 may be cheaper compared to A2 due to
paper size different, as a result of paper pricing and printing runs
3.Paper prices and Gsm- the heavy
the paper the more it is costly and poster prices, vary depending on the prices
the printing company get from the papers suppliers and the GSm in which the
client what his or her posters printed on. Most average posters are on art
paper 130gsm and 150 gsm.
4.Quantity – offset printing is
often determined by quantity, more the quantity the less the price and vice
5.Quality the posters being
printed – well printed posters, well design on quality paper may be expensive
as compared to cheap printing. Moreover, a full colour poster may be costly
that a one or two colour poster printing.
Here is an averages poster printing prices in Kenya market
i)Digital printing poster prices
Ksh 20- 35
Ksh 40 - 50
ii)Offset printing poster prices
Ksh 8- 15
Ksh 12 - 25
NB; the above prices will depend on the printer’s profit margin and
quantity ordered. Remember, quality posters are as a good a quality designs and
papers used. Printing services in Nairobi.