If you’re trying to spruce up a plain boring wall in your office, garage, or any other room, check out these free posters you can get by mail. They’re not paintings and other works of art, but they’re pretty awesome nonetheless.
For those who would prefer to create their own posters, skip to the bottom of this post where I’ll show you how to get ready-to-print posters edited to fit your style and then printed out from the comforts of your own home.
10 Free Posters to Claim
During my research, I’ve discovered that many of the free posters that you can request delivered to your home are educational. From teacher resources, to planting guides, check out the free, ready-to-hang posters you can request as well:
This 11×17 poster was created as part of a CDC program to promote healthy contact lens wear-and-care recommendations in teens.
Sign up for all 3 sites to get regular freebies in the mail.
Perfect for school setting, or as a poster for a teen’s room. There are other free posters similar to this contact-lens inspired poster.
The World Wide Fund for Nature, formerly known as the World Wildlife Fund, is giving away a pack of freebies that includes fundraising ideas booklet, posters, collection box, stickers, and other promotional materials.
You have to fill-out the form and state how you’re planning to raise money for the organization. Pre-covid19, this pack arrived about 5 weeks after filling out the form.
This is exclusive for teachers. There’s no going around it, since the address you’re supposed to provide on the form must be a valid school address, valid e-mail address and valid school name.
Choose from several awesome geography and science themes. If you’re from the US, these free posters may take longer to arrive since they’re originating from the UK.
2020 marks the return of Toyota’s legendary sports car, and as a way to celebrate this return, Toyota is giving away free posters of its blueprint.
You must subscribe to Toyota’s newsletter, if you wish to claim your poster and it’s limited to one per household.
The United States Department of Agriculture has a ton of free posters available. Topics range from soilless planting to pollination guide, and water conservation.
You just click “add to basket” to the posters you wish sent to you. Watch out for the restriction: USDA indicates how many posters you can get for each design.
The program was created by The American Academy of Sleep Medicine as part of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project.
This “Healthy Sleep Duration” poster is good for kids and adults alike, especially for those suffering from lack of sleep.
Only US addresses can receive the complimentary, 16 x 22 inch poster. You can request your free poster by sending an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Free Healthy Sleep Duration Poster.” Don’t forget to include your name, school/office, mailing address, and number of posters needed (limit of 10 per contact).
These posters created by the National Institute of Drug Abuse helps visualize the problems faced by those who fall into drug addiction.
You can request up to 7 free posters by clicking “add to cart” to the ones you like and checking out.
Become a TNT Club Member and you’ll get exclusive freebies from this famous US brand of fireworks.
A kit include a free TNT Fireworks poster, stickers, magnets, temporary tattoos and more. You don’t even need to purchase anything to join, but you must be at least 13 years or older.
Created by the University of Illinois Extension, the “Arbor Talks Trees” poster is exclusive to teachers.
Note that the form requires you to indicate a school name so these are only available for educators.
Made by WeAreTeachers.com originally for teachers, even if the message can be relatable to everyone.
Available in 5 x 11 and also in 11 x 17, teachers must fill out the form by clicking the ‘Get My Poster’ button.
These 3 sites will send you FREE stuff in the mail and PAY YOU to hear what you think about what you receive.
How to Make Your Own Posters
If you didn’t like any of the free posters above, the good news is you can create your own posters from your home. Yup, as long as you have a printer, of course.
Here are things you’ll need:
You don’t really need to create a poster from scratch. NASA has a couple of awesome galaxy posters ready to be printed.
Note that if you’re going to use other people’s work, make sure that you ask permission. Most artists who give graphics freely usually include a notepad that discusses copyright and scope of permission.
Depending on your personal skills in graphic design, you can use a program like Adobe Photoshop and do it totally from scratch, or choose a drag-and-drop poster-making website (or app) to help you build your design.
Printer and Paper
If you’re printing your own poster from home, equipment is probably the trickiest of all. While the standard printer can easily print out documents, it isn’t the same for printing of color-heavy, graphics-heavy posters.
You must also consider the paper you’re going to use. Anything too thin can blur the design, while anything too thick could jam the printer. 80 GSM fluorescent papers produce stunning colors, but they’re known not to last long. If you want a longer-lasting poster, pick at least 170 GSM PVC poster paper.
Of course, if your goal is to print a poster that will withstand outdoors heat, cold, or harsh weather, you’ll need to print the poster on plastic instead (and spend more money as well).
The Bottom Line
Show off the posters you made below – I’d love to see what you came up with.