To print banners you will need a program that is capable of outputting to a large custom paper size. On Windows you can use Publisher.


Create a custom page size

  1. Open Publisher and choose "More Blank Page Sizes"

  2. Under Custom choose "Create new page size..."

  3. Set the name to "Banner", the width to 120cm and the height to 29.7cm. Leave layout type and margin guides as is and click "OK"


Using your custom page size to make a banner

  1. Open Publisher and choose "More Blank Page Sizes"
  2. Under Custom double-click "Banner" (if you don't have a custom "Banner" paper size that is 120cm x 29.7cm follow the instructions above)
  3. Layout your banner as per normal. If you paste in images make sure you zoom in to 100% to make sure they won't be too blurry when you print.
N.B. Before you print you'll need to convert to PDF as Publisher doesn't seem to be capable of printing directly to the custom banner size

Exporting to PDF

  1. Once you are happy with your banner go to the "File" option and then down to "Save & Send"
  2. Under "File Types" choose "Create PDF/XPS Document" and then click the "Create PDF/XPS" button