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Archival Papers Available For
12x18 Small Posters

12x18 Small Posters Glossy Art Paper Visual


12x18 Small Posters on gloss art paper grants gorgeous colors and a satin shine perfect for almost any project.

12x18 Small Posters Matte Art Paper Visual


Print your 12x18 Small Posters on our creamy, uncoated, and warm matte art paper. Colors are intentionally a little more subdued for an elegant feel.

12x18 Small Posters Textured Art Paper Visual


This Poster Printing paper promotes a watercolor-like paper texture to capture the authenticity of physical art. Each print carries imperfections for a unique customer experience.

Add a Metallic Variant

Visual of Metallic Gold Prints for 12x18 Small Posters

Metallic Gold

Colors on your 12x18 Small Posters posters are affected in unpredictable ways. All white areas in your art are golden. That's the fun!

Visual of Metallic Rose Prints for 12x18 Small Posters

Metallic Rose

This art paper appears pearl white at first glance. A rose reflection affects the white area and colors at different angles.

If you add a variant to your 12x18 Small Posters, you will receive one extra print on metallic media. $9.99 is the cost for one single variant print.

About Design / Rush Options For 12x18 Small Posters

Make My Graphic Work

This opportunity covers many quick fixes that you may be unable to perform. Our art people will re-size your file, fix border issues, accommodate challenging bleed areas, and more to ensure perfect 12x18 Small Posters.

Edit My File

Our artists edit or place elements into your file, like text, images, etc. This option is ideal if your art needs minor changes. The most common use of this service is changing the dates on a previously printed postcard or poster. If you need artwork created from scratch, choose the next option.

Create My Art

One of our talented graphic artists helps create an original design for you. This person will work closely with you via email until a final print file is ready and approved.


Rush turnaround will speed up your order turnaround time by one day. If possible, that can mean same-day printing. Rush also lets us know you need your prints in a hurry, so we try to make it happen. We will likely expedite the shipping transit if we can’t honor the same-day printing.

12x18 Small Posters

$ 39.99

Printing 12x18 Small Posters

Learn More About Printing 12x18 Small Posters

Back in 2008, when Printkeg first opened, we only offered three small poster print sizes, including 12x18. Many photographers prefer our full-color printing on this size for group photos, sports photos, and calendars. Artists also sometimes prefer 12x18 over 11x17 since the slight increase in size translates to positive consumer responses. Three convenient paper selections and rich colors combined with unbelievable prices secure Printkeg as the absolute best place to buy small custom 12x18 posters.

Features of Printing 12x18 Small Posters

  • Four convenient paper and card choices
  • One metallic paper option for limited editions
  • Cheap discount prices for small runs
  • High-quality prints intended for art, photography, marketing
  • We inspect artwork before printing
  • Upload up to five different art files per quantity
  • You also print 12" x 12" and 12" x 16" prints from this page.

Five 12x18 Paper Stocks For Your Convenience

  • Gloss Paper (80# Text) - This quality paper is optional for situations that require a lower cost. This is the only 12x18 paper type that is not archival.
  • Gloss Card (110# Cover) – Our satin-gloss card stock provides a light sheen and brighter colors. 
  • Matte Card (100# Cover) – A premium choice and artist favorite, the matte card is an elegant and uncoated alternative to gloss.
  • Textured Matte (100# Cover) – This distinctive material is the heart of our fine arts section and gives artists a textured choice. 
  • Metallic Card (80# Cover) - Add a single 12x18 poster of your design in metallic gold or rose.



Speedy Turnaround Times

25 to 100 posters - 1 business day
100+ - 2 business days

The first turnaround day begins the next business day after you complete your order online.

Print Multiple Files For Less

Customers can print multiple 12x18 files while still taking advantage of bulk discounts. The maximum amount of multiple art files you can submit is 5 per quantity. Our upload feature is limited, so you may need to utilize an email or a service like Dropbox to send us your artwork. Learn more about our multiple file policy today.

Sending 12x18 Art to Us is Easy

Artwork can be uploaded in the above form or sent to us later. Upon experiencing technical difficulties uploading the art (anything over 50MB), please feel free to email the file(s) to with the order number as the subject. We pretty much accept links from any third-party file storage company (i.e., Box, WeTransfer, or Dropbox) to send us large files.

Digital-PDF Proofs Might Be Useful

Digital proofs for 12x18 prints are available for $5. We understand a PDF digital proof might be helpful for proofreading and visualizing the bleed area. Our graphics artists evaluate all artwork for quality purposes. Our staff designers will contact you if they discover unresolvable issues.

Digital proofs add one day to turnaround time.

Custom Cuts Are Welcome

If you would like a 12x16 or 12x12 (or any other custom size) poster, please leave us a note in the "Instructions" area. We provide custom cuts at no extra cost.

Read These Art Guidelines For Printing Highend 12x18 and 12x16 Posters.

If the below recommendations sound like the Muppet's Beaker to you, don't let them discourage you from buying. Our professionals will work closely with you if there are any quality concerns regarding your file. Since we focus on retail printing for artists, we encourage you to submit the best file possible.

  • Be sure to add an extra quarter-inch to your file size with the dimensions 12.25" x 16.25" or 11.25" x 18.25". We need this additional space called "the bleed area" to provide edge-to-edge prints. Concentrate on preserving critical text and imagery by keeping those items at least 0.25 inches away from all four edges. If you work in pixels, try to get as close to 3675 x 4875 (12x16) or 3675 x 5475 (12x18) as you can.
  • When starting a new digital design, exporting a file from your camera, scanning artwork, or photographing a painting, make sure your file will be 300dpi. 300dpi is the lowest setting considered high-quality printing in the print industry. If you're not careful, many apps and hardware might export your art as a low-grade 72dpi or mid-quality 132dpi.
  • We like PDF or JPG file formats. Our graphic specialists also accept other common file types such as PNG, EPS, and TIF.
  • Try designing or reviewing your digital art in CMYK color mode. We convert most 12x18 art to CMYK before printing begins. If this is your first time printing with our group, please consider ordering a PDF proof.

Templates For Visualizing Your Art

The below PDF template might prove useful in visualizing bleed and trim areas. You will need graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator to use these files as intended.

12x18 template (Vertical/Portrait)
12x18 template (Horizontal/Landscape)

Reviewers of 12x18 Printing are Happy

😄 "I'll be coming back again for promo pics and gig posters right away - a great Co.!" - Keith

😀 "The print quality is excellent. The delivery was late due to a UPS problem, and the posters were damaged by the shipper. When I notified your customer service Jessica was very responsive and I have just received a notification that replacements have shipped. I really appreciated her prompt help and caring attitude. I will use your service again." - Judith

😀 "My experience was much better than expected. I especially appreciated having my posters shrink-wrapped and carefully packaged and was blown away by your turnaround time. As an independent designer, I work with A LOT of print companies. Most often, the choice is between budget pricing and customer service. It's pretty rare to find a company that excels in both areas. PrintKeg manages to do this while maintaining excellent turnaround times. Looking forward to working with you in the future." - Carter

Shipping Your Posters Safely

12x18 prints (and 12x16 or 12x12) are shipped flat and shrink-wrapped between chipboard then cushioned with bubble wrap inside a secure heavy-duty mailing box. During checkout, you can select from a variety of UPS and USPS shipping methods. 



Other 12x18 Printing Ideas

12x18 Wrapped Canvas

Photographers, digital artists, and painters commonly pick the 12x18 wrapped canvas prints for selling and drop shipping artwork. The price, quality, and versatility are unrivaled when it comes to overall value.

Print 12x18 Art Boards

12x18 prints on gator board or foam core has many uses at galleries, conventions, meetings, the office, or home. We can print your 12x18 images on one or both sides of the boards. Some companies refer to this product as a mounted poster.



What other sizes can I print my 12x18 posters?

If you looking for alternate sizes to offer your 12" x 18" artwork, you've got many great options!

  • 3.5" x 5.5" card (90% compatible)
  • 4" x 6" postcard (100% fit)
  • 5" x 7" flat card (85%, fairly manageable)
  • 5.5" x 8.5" flyer (90% compatible)
  • 6" x 9" print (100% compatible)
  • 8" x 12" print (100% compatible)
  • 11" x 17" poster (95% compatible, generally easy)
  • 16" x 24" poster (100%, watch that resolution)
  • 20" x 30" large print (100% but watch that resolution)
  • 24" x 36" large poster (100%, generally works great)

As you can see, 8.5" x 11" and 8" x 10" prints are missing. Generally, those classic sizes fit 12" x 16" or 11" x 14" better. Most artists send in different files for these dimensions. Sometimes, our staff can make it work or recommend a different size, such as 8" x 12" prints.





♥ You Will Love Your New 12x18 Small Posters! ♥


✓ Custom Sizes are Welcome

Generally, custom sizes for Poster Printing are welcome. There are limitations based on the desired product. For Poster Printing, you must stick to quarter-inch intervals and order the size your custom dimensions fit. For instance, if you need 12" x 16" prints, you would order 12" x 18" posters. Always add your custom measurements in the instructions area.

✓ Our Focus on Archival Media

The giclee process requires specialty printing paper designated as archival. Smaller prints like 12x18 Small Posters are generally more cost-efficient printed on a press. Unlike most online commercial print companies, we harness archival media engineered for retail art. The intent corresponds with the giclee style to reproduce artwork accurately.

✓ Print Multiple Files for Less

You can print multiple files per quantity, but there are limitations. For Poster Printing, you can print up to five different designs per quantity as long as the print size is 8" x 8" or larger. For smaller prints, such as postcards, you can only print one design (which may be single or double-sided).



Why Should You Print With Us?


✓ Guaranteed Happiness

We want you to be happy with your 12x18 Small Posters, so we created the Printkeg Promise. This is our guarantee and commitment to serving artists across the nation. It doesn't help anyone if you purchase retail art you can't actually sell. We are here to ensure your success.

✓ Dedicated to Artists

In our "About Us" area, you can view incredible photographs of the most recent Poster Printing and 12x18 Small Posters projects we've worked on. We geared our entire atmosphere, including the workforce and production facility, to serve retail artists first and foremost.

✓ Fast Production Times

We contribute some of the fastest turnaround times for 12x18 Small Posters in the Poster Printing industry. You'll be impressed with how we handle Poster Printing which includes fast production times, rush turnaround options, and expedited shipping.