Frequently Asked Questions
What is your poster turnaround time?
In 2002 we introduced New York to same day printing. Our investment in to multiple state-of-the-art large format printing presses allows us to run any poster run and any scale, faster than every before. Order your posters before 12pm and pick them up in only a few hours, same day! We ship USA-wide. There’s a reason why our poster competitors outsource their printing jobs to us.
Is wheat pasting posters illegal?
No, wheat pasting posters is not illegal. But posting posters anywhere that you don’t have a permit, permission for or block city and government property or information is illegal. If you’re looking to skip the legal work but still want to run wheat paste poster campaigns, our turn-key wheatpasting service is what you are looking for. Our street teams take care of the locations with our guaranteed placements and agreements with city and local land owners to make sure your posters are visible and not removed due to local laws.
How long do Wheatpaste posters last?
Actual wheat paste posters can last on a wall for years; our trademarked special paper for wheatpasting is ultra-thin but made from a very high quality card stock which matched with good glue should almost last indefinitely. Wheatpaste campaigns are another story. Typical flight lengths for posters are 2 weeks long however some busy areas in NYC can allow for 3 day campaigns until they are posted over. One of our sales team will be able to give you more guidance on your chosen locations.
Is it hard to remove wheatpaste?
Yes, wheat paste is very hard to remove. Starch paste permeates the paper fibers and becomes harder the longer you leave it. There is no way to remove it without destroying the paper, so typically posters are posted on top of old posters or scraped off with a chisel. Starch paste is chemically stable and innocuous over time to the paper, so leave it alone.
Is there a minimum order quantity?
No, there is no minimum order quantity. Online orders start from 25 posters, but talk to our sales team today if you require less or a specific custom size. We can print any custom sized poster including our famous ultralarge 48×72 posters in only a few hours.
Do you print other things than posters?
We’ve been printing in New York, NY since 2002. For anything from sales sheets, to presentation folders, flyers, artwork files, bookmarks, brochures and banners, we’ve got you covered. We do specialty printing services like gold foil posters, duplex printing, movie posters on recycled paper, you name it, we print it. If you’ve got creative designers at your team and want fast printing of posters and marketing press blankets for your campaigns, talk to one of our expert sales team today. From wild posting to wallpaper adhesive, we can meat your tight deadline on any large number of prints at any scale with full customization options available by custom quote.
Are you an eco-friendly printer?
Here at 1800-Printing we understand the importance of reducing our carbon footprint; mother nature is always on our minds. We provide the widest selection of eco-friendly and recycled material printing materials in New York.
Our recycled paper is PEFC certified, and we use soy inks in our printing process. We’ve got you covered with everything from recycled business cards to brochures and more! In fact, we currently use recycled card stock as standard.
The printing sector has traditionally had a negative reputation when it comes to environmental stewardship, with wasteful paper handling, excessive electricity and water use, and volatile chemicals that result in toxic waste. At 1800-Printing, we try to put our planet first, and one way we achieve so is through our environmental responsibility plan.
What file formats do you accept?
TIF, JPG, PDF, AI and EPS are our preferred file formats.
We’ve discovered that reducing the prepress process allows us to pass on significant cost savings to our clients. Our prepress requirements also allow us to avoid frequent errors in digital artwork preparation for print, such as font embedding and unlinked pictures. We ask that all files provided for printing be in industry standard formats to ensure quality. We need formats that aren’t reliant on the application, fonts, or other design components utilized to make the piece. The following file types are accepted:
Who do you ship with?
We use UPS and Fedex for shipping out your orders. Please note that both carriers will not ship to a P.O. box. If you have any questions regarding shipping please feel free to contact us. Once your order has shipped we will send you a confirmation email and you can also login to the My Account page and find your tracking info there as well.
What areas do you service in NYC?
We ship nationwide with UPS! But as New Yorkers, we of course service the entire NYC area including the following neighborhoods.
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
East Village, Manhattan
The Lower East Side, Manhattan
Red Hook, Brooklyn