Most businesses today need promotional marketing materials—whether special event flyers, sale or special offer posters, or other communications.
When creating marketing flyers for your business, think about these 5 smart tips to keep them professional-looking and attractive:
1. Keep the look clean
While an 8 1/2” x 11” flyer might seem like there is plenty of room to include lots of information, you don’t want to overload the reader. Our posters feature clean layouts to appeal to readers—and to get your message read, even from a distance.
2. Use headlines
Think about a single sentence or phrase that will get people’s attention, like “Annual 25% Off Sale!” View our gallery for headline inspiration!
3. Leave off the details.
The purpose of your poster is to capture your audience or customer’s interest. If you include a web site URL, social media site, or phone number for additional information, those who want more information will be able to access it.
4. Keep your materials consistent
If several different promotional posters are mounted next to each other, do they look like they all came from the same company? The answer should be yes.
5. Use appealing photos or visuals
A picture is worth a thousand words. We have thousands of stock images and poster backgrounds on file to make selecting appealing visuals easy.
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Fall sports are in full effect, and winter sports are just around the corner. Before you know it, spring sports will be here! So let PosterMyWall help you create sports calendars that will ensure your fans will never miss their favorite team’s games, tournaments, and events.
It’s never too early to start thinking about that perfect holiday gift. No matter who you’re shopping for, a thoughtful personalized gift is always appreciated.
Here are 4 ideas for creating custom holiday gifts for anyone on your list.
1. Framed & mounted images
Take a favorite family picture, combine it with inspirational text, and select one of our high quality wood frames in a range of colors to create an exquisite custom finished print. Or if you’re looking to add a new dimension to your custom print, we also offer Canvas Board Prints and Standout Mounts.
Our InstaCollage allows you to take all of your, your family’s, or your friends’ pictures posted on Facebook to create a custom collage. Select your favorite Facebook photos, add titles, captions and highlights, and arrange them into a unique collage. To be truly memorable, collages can be ordered up to three feet tall.
3. Custom photo calendars
What better gift to last all year long than a custom photo calendar? Add the photos of your choice to one of our templates—or add your own design to create a year-at-a-glance calendar. Available in 16”x20” or 24”x30”, our custom photo calendars are great ideas for grandparents and other family members.
4. Photo posters
Did you take a special trip this year, or have an amazing photo you captured? Create a custom photo poster using your own image to create a truly unique art gift for your friends.
Get started now and avoid the holiday shopping rush!
What will appeal visually to your guests and customers? Designs that attract bar concert goers are likely to be vastly different in style than posters that appeal to people who attend classical concerts.
2. Keep it balanced
For best readability, strive for a balance between the amount of text and your design elements. Crowded copy is hard to read.
A simple way to make your design stand out is to use light elements against a dark background. Some of our most popular templates use light fonts on dark colored backgrounds.
5. Simplicity rules.
It’s easy to get carried away with too many images, graphics and fonts. Keeping it simple puts the focus on your message. A simple rule to follow is that if your design elements or images distract from your copy—you are probably using too many (or they are too big).
6. Step back.
Before hitting “Buy Poster”, ask a colleague or friend to review your poster. Revise if needed.
7. Evolve your design.
Keep your look current by updating your design periodically. Browse our template library to find inspiration and fresh ideas!
Create a winning color combination with your next custom event or party flyer with these ideas:
Apply analogous colors: These are shades of colors that appear side-by-side on the color wheel and always work well together. For example, yellow-green, yellow, and yellow-orange are pleasing to the eye and create a serene or comfortable mood—and ideal choice for a more laid back or casual event.
Select complementary colors: These are two colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel, such as red and green. Opposing colors create maximum contrast and can be very vibrant. Consider this color concept if you’re trying to get your poster design to stand out from the crowd, or when your event or message is high-energy.
Browse our templates to see different ways colors can set the stage for the mood you’d like to create at your event.
Hail to the King! Long live the queen! Get your votes in, because it’s time for homecoming!
Homecoming is a long-running tradition of welcoming back alumni of a school, that happens in many high schools, colleges and universities across the country. This tradition includes many activities such as parades, rallies and the nomination of the Homecoming Court. Once the Court has been selected, the entire student body votes for the King and Queen.
So how do you get these votes? With the help of PosterMyWall, that’s how! Let us help you create stunning posters that will surely grab your schoolmates’ attention and get them to realize why you’re the best candidate to rule the school.
We know the challenges small business owners face. You don’t have extra funds for outside graphic design support to promote your business, but you still need to create promotional flyers and posters.
DIY is a great way to create professional-looking flyers—without busting your budget. Here’s how:
Select a template. We offer thousands of templates, organized in easily browsable categories, so you can find the right design to fit your business and message.
Customize the template by changing text, colors or images. Our Poster Maker and easy to use design tools make it simple to update any template while still keeping the original design intact.
Use the real-time preview to keep tabs on how your changes look. Keep fine-tuning until you’re happy with your graphic.
Before printing/purchasing, share your design with others who can offer feedback and suggestions. For example, we let you invite friends to collaborate on a poster; they can add to or edit your poster to give you suggestions or guidance.
Select a cost-effective printing option. Use our extremely affordable printing service or, for a low price, download high quality images and have them printed at the print shop of your choice.
Lions, and tigers, and bears? Not on Halloween night! More like, ghosts, and goblins, and witches!
Ready to throw the best party on the block – complete with wolf howls, creaky doors, and plastic spiders hanging from the corners? Candy bowls stocked, so eager mini-mummies can grab fistfuls of candy to stuff in their goodie bags? Whether you’re attending a fancy soiree, throwing a block party, or staying home to pass out the candy, let PosterMyWall help you create the most fang-tastic posters for your event of choice.
Tips and Tricks Some things to keep in mind as your create your Halloween flyer:
Get to know the PosterMyWall tools provided, such as various text effects and clipart library.
Congratulations to our Artist of the Month, Renee Walls! She has contributed so many terrific designs to the PosterMyWall community, and in recognition of her work, she will receive $200 added to the commissions she has earned selling to the community. We truly appreciate Renee for sharing her talent with us. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for being a great artist and contributor. Keep up the great work!
Who is our Artist of the Month?
My name is Renee Walls. I am a mother of 3 who like many others today, sometimes find myself looking for ways to make ends meet. As a experienced Graphic Designer who got a start designing in vocational school I have been using my education that I have gained in my Graphic Communication course to earn extra income for years. It wasn’t until recently that I found Postermywall.com. The reason that I think that Postermywall is so great, is because not only does the company provide a straightforward, easy way to make posters the company also provides print services. Kind of a like a one stop shop!
In addition to working as a designer, I also have worked within the public relations and Marketing field. I began my education in the Marketing/ PR field at Ashford University and I am currently continuing my education in this field today at University of Phoenix . I find that my love for designing and my passion for marketing is a great marriage. They go hand and hand and make it easy for clients to get all of their needs met through one person.
I work with all sorts of individuals that are looking to gain exposure for their small businesses, causes, ministries, events and much more. As a member of Family in Christ Outreach ministries, I use my experience to help promote positive music to the youth of today. It is our goal to combat the negative images in music today with positive uplifting messages. It is a joy to be able to use my skills to work to make an impact on young lives. I also have gained social media marketing experience through an internship at a online radio network.
One of my largest projects that I have worked on recently, has been Design of Philadelphia. As described on their website, Design of Philadelphia is a ” Festival showcases the work of over 400 practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals to demonstrate Philadelphia’s reemergence as a 21st century city shaped by design, technology, and collaborative business practices.” I was responsible for assisting in creating an online presence and organizing a promotional team that distributed promo material around Philadelphia.
A few more words from Renee
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to recognize me as an artist and considering my contributions to the site worthy of artist of the month. I enjoy using your site to make beautiful quality posters. The services that you provide your customers are high above of the rest. Your site is easy to navigate and user friendly which makes making posters fun and simple. In addition, you recognize and appreciate your artist by providing a way for artist to use your site to generate income. Payments are made promptly without hesitation. I appreciate this. I am so very happy that I have found your company and look forward to continuing making posters that users can easily customize and make their own!
Oktoberfest festivities have already begun. With PosterMyWall, you can get the word out, and invite your friends or customers to your biergarten. With user-friendly tools, and thousands of templates and backgrounds to choose from, you can add text, font, and colors to complete your customized flyer.