Poster My Wall

Canva Poster My Wall

( ‘Poster My Wall has lots of different designs, as well as templates for almost every event that we would ever wish to run (I’ve even found ideas for new events!). You can simply alter text in a ready-made template, or be more creative and design your own poster using stock photos and images. I have no design  The designs usually take me less

than half an hour. I would highly recommend this site, as it took something I was worried about  The only cost is if you want to

use a stock photo or download a higher-quality design. All the designs stay in your account, so you can edit them at any time.’ Alison Fagan, Chair, St Paul’s CofE School, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (216 pupils)

‘Poster My Wall is so easy to use. It offers hundreds of editable templates and there are always new designs coming up. I usually design the posters, although it depends on who has the time or who’s the lead on the event – it’s so simple that any one of us can do it. There are lots of styles to choose from, and as it’s so easy, I normally make up a few options for the committee to choose from. I have no design experience, and am not artistic, but I can produce artwork

20 SUMMER 2018 Copyright on images Downloading content such as

pictures from the Internet may seem convenient, but remember that not

everything out there is copyright-free. You may need permission before

reproducing some content, especially if it’s to advertise an event you’re charging money for. To avoid such pitfalls, make use of free clipart websites that are designed for this purpose.

Canva ( ‘Having no design experience, I used

fairly quickly with Poster My Wall. Both the software usage and poster

downloads up to A4 are free, meaning you can easily save them to your computer. If you require anything bigger than A4, you pay for the print and the staff send your order. It’s not expensive, but triple check your poster before you order as if you  have to repurchase. I really can’t fault Poster My Wall.

I have used them for years. It works on a tablet or PC, is easy to download from and there is a quick response time for queries.’ Caroline Farrant, Secretary, Friends of Chaddleworth St Andrew’s and Shefford Church of England Federated Primary Schools, West Berkshire (69 pupils)

to cobble things together using clip art and a variety of websites, but I always found that the sizing wasn’t right for what I wanted. I now use Canva for posters, Facebook posts and cover photos, as well as blog graphics. Canva lets you select a size and shape depending on what you need, e.g. a Facebook cover photo, and then allows you to use either a customisable pre-formatted design or create your own from scratch. You can even upload your own photos. There is an upgraded version that you can pay for, but so far I haven’t needed it. I usually spend around ten minutes on designs.’ Emily Russell, PTFA Chair, St Lawrence CofE Primary, Church Stretton, Shropshire (293 pupils)

‘Canva offers a lot of design options. The templates are already designed  or images. I have limited computer experience and no design experience,  minutes – most of that time is spent choosing a design from the hundreds available! The software is free, with thousands of designs and artwork available. If you want more choice, you can buy individual elements for around £1 or pay a subscription fee to unlock everything.’ Ellen Parker, PTA Member, Thornhill Primary School, Cardiff (460 pupils)

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