Wheatpaste Poster Printing
Our wheatpaste posters service is perfect for wheatpasting campaigns, storefronts, wallscapes and construction sites. Available in standard wheatpasting wheatpaste poster sizes including 24×36 and large 48×72. We print all our wheatpaste poster jobs same day! Order before 1pm and pickup between 4-6pm Monday through Friday. We also include free shipping with our posters so we won’t be beaten on price with this incredible deal.
Wheatpaste posters, just like graffiti, are a direct action method of connecting with your neighbors and painting your surroundings. Wheatpasting allows you to distribute a subtle, or complicated message to a huge number of people with little work and risk since posters are simple to mass-produce. Repetition familiarizes your message with everyone and improves the likelihood that others will consider it.
To create wheatpaste for your posters, combine two parts white or whole-grain wheat flour with three parts water, whisk to remove any lumps, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly to avoid burning. Add additional water as needed as it thickens; simmer on low heat for at least half an hour, stirring constantly. For additional stickiness, some people add a little of sugar or cornstarch; don’t be afraid to experiment. If stored in sealed containers, wheatpaste will survive for a long time, but it will ultimately dry out or rot—and sealed containers containing it have been known to explode, resulting in disastrous consequences. If possible, store them in the refrigerator.
Wallpaper glue is also available in pre-mixed buckets or boxes of powder at any home improvement shop. Wallpaper adhesive is considerably faster and simpler to make than wheatpaste, and it isn’t all that much more costly, even if you have to pay for it. Obviously, don’t go for the “easy to remove” brands; instead, go for the strongest adhesive you can find.
How to do the perfect wheatpaste poster campaign? Consider the size of your poster, the location of your application, and the time of your submission. Always go out with a trustworthy buddy to ensure your safety. Keep your eyes peeled and be mindful of your surroundings.
How to wheatpaste your posters
Print your poster on thin, untreated paper to allow the paste to soak through, like our custom 100lb thin paper we’ve designed specifically for wheatpaste posters. To apply the wheatpaste, you’ll need a large paintbrush or a roller. Gloves also assist in keeping you clean. Pack your wheatpaste, posters, paintbrush, gloves, and other supplies and go out to find a suitable location to display your poster (looking for places a few days ahead of time is easier.) Once you’ve found the ideal spot and your buddy is keeping an eye out for problems, apply a layer of paste to the wall or surface using your paintbrush. Push any air bubbles out of your poster by pressing it against the glued wall. Our custom thin paper will help you with air bubbles. On finish, add another layer of wheatpaste to the top of your poster to finally glue it to the wall.
|US Size||Euro Size||Quantity||Print Process||Paper Option|
|8.5″ x 11″||215.9 x 279.4mm||25 – 100,000||Digital, Bulk Offset||100lb paper, 10pt, 14pt uncoated, 14pt, 16pt|
|11″ x 17″||279.4 x 431.8mm||25 – 100,000||Digital, Bulk Offset||100lb paper, 10pt, 14pt uncoated, 14pt, 16pt|
|12″ x 18″||304.8 x 457.2mm||25 – 100,000||Digital, Bulk Offset||100lb paper, 10pt, 14pt uncoated, 14pt, 16pt|
|16″ x 20″||406.4 x 508mm||25 – 100,000||Digital, Bulk Offset||100lb paper, 10pt, 14pt uncoated, 14pt, 16pt|
|18″ x 24″||457.2 x 609.6mm||25 – 100,000||Digital, Bulk Offset||100lb paper, 10pt, 14pt uncoated, 14pt, 16pt|
|22″ x 28″||558.8 x 711.2mm||25 – 100,000||Digital, Bulk Offset||100lb paper, 10pt, 14pt uncoated, 14pt, 16pt|
|24″ x 36″||609.6 x 914.4mm||25 – 100,000||Digital, Bulk Offset||100lb paper, 10pt, 14pt uncoated, 14pt|
|48″ x 72″||1219.2 x 1828.8mm||100 – 10,000||Digital||100lb paper, 10pt, 14pt uncoated, 14pt|
How to make wheat paste
To create wheat paste, combine two parts white or whole-grain wheat flour with water (3 parts water), whisk to remove any lumps, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly to avoid burning. Add more water as needed as it thickens; simmer on low heat for at least half an hour, stirring constantly. For extra stickiness, some people add a pinch of sugar or cornstarch; don’t be afraid to experiment. If kept in sealed containers, wheat paste will last for a long time, however it will ultimately dry out or rot—and sealed containers containing it have been known to rupture, resulting in unpleasant consequences. If possible, store them in the refrigerator.
Note: scale the recipe ratios as needed for quantity desired. This will make about 6 cups
- 1/2 cup flour
- cold water
- 6 cups boiling water in a pan on the stove
- 1 Tbl of sugar (optional)
- container with lid for paste
- brush or paint roller (I prefer a stiff pastry brush)
Wallpaper glue is also available in pre-mixed buckets or boxes of powder at any home improvement store. Wallpaper adhesive is far faster and easier to prepare than wheat paste, and it isn’t all that much more expensive, even if you have to pay for it. Obviously, don’t go for the “easy to remove” brands; instead, go for the strongest adhesive you can find.
Techniques for applying your wheat paste posters
If you’re putting up a lot of small posters, keep them in a method that allows you to easily reach them but being undetectable. This can be done with a messenger bag—just make sure you can reach into it and pull one out without too much fumbling. If you’re putting up large posters, roll them up top side out so you can quickly unfold them and rubber band them together.
You’ll need a container to spread the paste in. Wheatpaste is thick, so a wide-mouthed container, such as a large plastic bottled water container, is ideal; wallpaper glue, on the other hand, is thinner and more uniform, so it may be dispensed via smaller holes, such as those in a dishwashing soap container with a pop-up nozzle. A window-washing squeegee from a gas station or a plastic wallpaper smoother from the same stores that sell wallpaper adhesive can assist smooth the posters up on the wall. Large paintbrushes can also help speed up the application of wheatpaste. You could do everything with your hands, but you’d end up with a sloppy mess.
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What is CMYK?
In offset printing, the standard color mode used in CMYK. CMYK, or Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black represent the four process colours in this mode. When you are creating your files, be sure to check the color mode as programs like Photoshop by default use RBG color, not CMYK. CMYK may look more dull on a computer screen than RGB; more noticeable in large solid color areas.
Accepted File Formats
We require industry standard formats for all uploaded files. We keep quality in mind when we print every job. We accept the following file formats: TIF – JPG – PDF – EPS – PSD. We accept CorelDraw, Pagemaker & Quark or similar files by converting them to industry standard graphic formats like JPG, TIF or PDF.
Rich Black vs 100% Black
Large black areas or fonts bigger than 36 points should use Rich Black which stops areas appearing gray. Rich Black is created with 30% Cyan, 30% Magenta, 30% Yellow, 100% Black. This setup will keep black areas looking rich and bold. For best results with regular body text, do not use Rich Black.
What Paper to Choose?
Paper should be addressed first in your design work. With postcards, the best option is to choose a thicker cardstock instead of a thinner text weight. The difference between these 2 types of paper is thickness. Our text weight is based on pounds and our card stock is weighted by points. Want to feel the difference? Order a Free Sample Kit today.
What is Font Outlining?
We might not have the same fonts on our systems as your computer, so when saving your files in a vector based program (Illustrator, InDesign, Quark, CorelDraw) please outline your fonts. This will convert them to a vector image, will not effect the clarity and will allow us to see the same text as you see on your screen.
We have many coating options at Printing New York. Matte, UV, silk and spot UV. Choose the coating based on your application. For example, if you want to write on your cards with a pen, do not choose UV coating as a pen won’t write on it. In this case a matte or uncoated stock coating would suit. Choose UV coating for flyers or banners and our rich silk gives a touch of elegance; 16pt stock a more durable feeling.
What resolution should my files be for printing?
When printing, 300 PPI is the best print resolution for digital printers. The design of a file with a resolution below 300 PPI will result in blurring and pixelization. On the other hand, you should not design with a resolution higher than 300 PPI. As far as the eye can see, there will be no difference in print quality. It will also make your file much larger (increase file upload/transfer time).
We always recommend 300 PPI drawings to print, but we also know that sometimes you do not have the ability to edit your drawings. If you cannot print your files with a resolution of 300 PPI, you will have to take some measures to ensure that a lower resolution works for you.
We recommend that you set the resolution in your graphics editor (i.e. Photoshop) to 300 PPI before you start drawing your file. Increasing the resolution after the start will still result in blurring/pixelation.
How are my artworks checked?
All the work is checked by our team before printing. If we have any problems with the files, we will contact you and advise you how to change the format. Please note that conversion of both color and size mode will be done automatically without prior information.
During the analysis of the illustrations, we check
– if the files are presented in one of the accepted formats (PDF, JPG, TIFF, EPS or PS).
– if the number of pages is correct
– if the file supplied is greyscale (only if you have ordered a color print)
– if the file is the right size (otherwise we will scale your work to the desired size, however, this may result in a reduction in resolution. No additional bleeding will be added to the process either).
– if the drill lines have been specified
– if the appropriate fonts have been incorporated into the file.
Why do my artwork files need bleed?
To ensure that there are no white areas on the printed product, all files submitted should have a 2mm bleed on each side. This means that your design (both images and graphics) should always be 2mm larger than the actual print format. Failure to do so may result in slight variations, resulting in white margins. To ensure that the fonts and essential elements of your drawing are visible, place them at least 3mm away from the final format (not including bleeding) and do not use edges as edges in layouts.
– If you are submitting data for printing in an open format, the bleed should be 4mm on each side (e.g. A4 size including bleed should be 301×214mm).
– If you are submitting files for presentation folders, banners, monthly calendars, packaging or any other promotional technology products, please prepare a file with 3mm bleed on each side
– Envelopes should be supplied with a 1mm bleed.
– The textile elastic frames must be bled 15mm.
If you need more information, please consult our artwork instructions.
What file types can my artwork be?
You can upload files in the following formats:
JPG, PDF, EPS, TIFF, PS (PostScript)
Make sure that your PDF file is saved directly from your graphics program in standard PDF/X format (PDF/X3 or PDF/X1a). To avoid problems with layers and transparencies during the printing process, it is recommended to use the “1.3 compatibility” setting when saving artworks.
If you are sending TIFF files, be sure to reduce the number of layers to one.
To avoid problems with color variation or printed image, please do not use pre-separated data from DCS EPS.
How and where can I pickup my prints?
We are open for pick-up Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm. After hours, you can always fill out our /contact/ form and we will contact you within one hour during business hours. We offer two locations in downtown New York City. Check which is more convenient – the SOHO district of Manhattan or Bensonhurst area, Brooklyn. Both our offices are easily accessible by subway and car.
Quality and consistency are an important part of every printing job in New York City. We employ only the professionals who run our machines, and our talented design team is ready to help you design your next printing project. At Printing New York, we only accept orders online, however, if you have any questions or concerns about placing your order, please call us and we will have a member of our team accompany you throughout the process. Our expert and friendly advice, combined with our talented designers and professional printing staff, all combine to give our clients a service that will take you to the extreme. Stop by one of our New York offices and see for yourself.
Are you an eco-friendly printer?
Yes we are! We offer the widest range of eco-friendly printing products available in New York using soy ink, including recycled business cards, brochures, presentation folders, sales sheets, stationery, catalogs, flyers, calendars and more. Recycled paper is now our standard stock.
Historically, the printing industry has had a poor reputation for caring for the environment, with excessive use of water and electricity, paper waste and the use of volatile chemicals resulting in toxic waste. Protecting the environment is one of New York Print’s major concerns, and we strive to put our planet first.
And this is how Print New York is making a difference:
– Using soy-based inks
– Use of recycled paper stocks as standard
– Printing methods, such as duplex printing, that reduce paper usage
– Modern machines that significantly reduce energy consumption
– Elimination of toxic and volatile chemicals
– Alcohol-free presses
– We recycle redundant machines and computer parts.
– We recycle our printing plates, press blankets, bottles, cans and containers
The order was delivered promptly and the sales team reached out to me with a proof. These are a very good quality paper for wheatpaste which absorbs nicely with the paste and is easy to stick on to walls.
Wonderful wheatpaste poster printing service. We are ordering these every month and the paper quality and finish is just perfect. Definitely recommend Printing New York.
These wheatpaste posters are excellent, and they arrived one day earlier than expected. Eli emailed me an order proof and let me make minor changes before sending me another email with an updated proof. I asked whether I needed to go up a size because I needed the space adjusted. Instead of obtaining the larger sale, they made the necessary alterations to accommodate the size I had requested. Excellent client service. If I ever need wheatpaste posters again in the future this is where I’ll be heading!
Bloodlest (verified owner)
These are a very high quality wheatpaste poster printing service. You need a really good paper to mix well with the wheatpaste. Printing New York use a very thin paper but its also quite strong so it doesn’t disentegrate when you wet the paper like some other company’s ones do.
Cidith (verified owner)
I found these folks online – had an idea to print a poster – I have to say I was super impressed with the result – high quality – I got it in 3 days – great value. Highly recommend (and I used the option of approving the artwork). We used them for a wheatpasting campaign and the wheatpaste posters are top notch!