If you’re looking for unique posters designed by independent artists, then you’re in the right place!
Since Redbubble posters are getting increasingly popular, I thought I would write a post summarizing what 150 customers had to say about them (plus I bought 17 for myself and as gifts).
From how the quality of the print to how they’re delivered in the mail, everything you need to know about Redbubble’s posters is right here!
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Poster Quality (Print & Paper)
I have years of experience buying unique and meaningful stuff on Redbubble, including posters (they make great gifts). And, I can honestly say that Redbubble posters are really high-quality.
Redbubble posters are NOT your typical, flimsy paper posters.
Great quality and doesnt rip when you take tape off. Feels nice and looks amazing – Axel R. on Aug 16, 2019 [RES]
As soon as I felt a Redbubble poster for the first time, I immediately saw that it was a nice, durable paper.
Love this poster! It’s really nice material!! The art is beautiful! – Azalea F. on Jan 14, 2021
And the print was really clear with nice sharp lines. Plus, the colors were amazingly vibrant.
High qualty print, wonderful colours – Kirsten S. on Jan 15, 2021
Would definitely buy again! It is rich in color and the quality of the print looks great! – Jose V. on Dec 3, 2020
Although it says that the posters are a semi-gloss finish, I find them very glossy. But that’s not an issue because posters are usually glossy anyway.
Quality of the posters was excellent- thick & shiny material – Bairbre B. on Jan 30, 2021
I love them! The glossy finish makes them easy to hang and they were depicted on the website exactly how they arrived. – Kyra on Aug 1, 2018 [RES]
Amazing paper quality and print. No pixelation whatsoever. Just a perfect piece of art. Thank you! – Carrie N. on Mar 19, 2021
So basically, what you see on Redbubble’s website is what you’re going to get. Except for maybe one thing…
One thing that surprises some people is a white border around their poster that measures 3/16 inches (5mm) on all poster sizes (small to large).
This border is meant to help with framing the poster. But since most teens just hang their posters on their walls without a frame, I thought I would mention this little potential problem.
I mean the poster size for a small is pretty decent, the quality was real nice but the ONLY downside was the white trim around the poster. Other then that it’s awesome. – Andrew on Feb 15, 2016 [RES]
One quick note about the size of Redbubble’s posters that you must understand!
If you want to buy more than one poster of the same “size” (small, medium, or large), it doesn’t mean that they’re actually going to be the same size!!!
For example, this trending “Tokyo – A Neon Wonderland” poster in its smallest size is not the same size of the small poster of “The Great Wave of Pug” (a twist on one of the most famous paintings of all time).
So make sure you check the measurement of EACH poster before you click the “Add to cart” button.
The posters delivered were greatly printed, felt really professional and are just the right size to show the details in the artwork I ordered but not be overwhelming on my wall. They’re really easy way to add a personal touch to my student room without the need for wall hooks or frames. Can’t wait to show them off! – Samuel on Sept 13, 2016 [RES]
I absolutely loved it definitely recommend. Perfect! True to size and great quality print – Tui J. on Mar 15, 2021 [RES]
Why Are Redbubble Posters So Expensive? (Paying for the Artists’ Work)
I don’t think that Redbubble’s posters are expensive at all, although I know some people would disagree.
Product was good and as advertised, just too expensive. – J P. on Dec 17, 2020[RES]
Some people find that Redbubble is too expensive for the quality of the products you get. But I disagree because I understand that I’m paying for not just an ordinary item. I’m paying for uniqueness.
I’m also paying for artwork.
Stuff is expensive but it makes sense because it’s peoples art that they put love into and it always turns out great! – Luke J. on Jan 4, 2020 [RES]
How Does Redbubble Ship Posters?
Redbubble ships its posters rolled up in a mailing tube with caps at the end, similar to this tube on Amazon. The end caps are seals and the durable tube is really constructed to keep your posters safe during shipping.
The best part is that you can reuse this container to store your posters! So don’t throw it away!
Top quality poster. Well received inside a good quality protection package. – No L. on Mar 4, 2021[RES]
This was a present for my daughter. It arrived in good time, was well packaged, and is great quality. She loved it and it looks fantastic on her wall! Would definitely recommend. – Lisa on Jun 3, 2021 [RES]
i bought it for my friend and it came in within 10 days (to Canada). it is extremely beautiful, very vibrant colors. its on a thinker paper so wont tear that easily. very nice quality. totally recommend – salva b. on Jan 27, 2020 [RES]
There was a little problem with the delivery of the poster but Redbubble answered me very quick and found a solution. – Alberto V. on Feb 12, 2020[RES]
Hanging & Making Redbubble Posters Look Their Best with Frames
Framing is my favorite thing for my vintage, movie, and propaganda poster collections. If they’re framed properly with a contemporary poster frame (like my favorite poster frames on Amazon), posters can look AMAZING, contemporary, and super high-quality.
Plus, framing extends the life of your posters!
Bought this for my college age student! She loves it! Hung it right above her desk in her apartment. Super cute! Put in a frame and looks great! She loves it – Jackie H. on Jan 26, 2021[RES]
I have purchased a total of 6 Redbubble posters in the past year and they have all turned out perfect! The quality is wonderful and the art is some you cannot find anywhere else – people are always asking where I got them from! One tip – Redbubble posters come in some unique sizes, so what I do is I purchase normal poster frames and put white posterboard (Amazon) in behind each poster to fill any blank space. They all look so wonderful and professionally framed afterwards! – Emily S. on Oct 2, 2018 [RES]
Redbubble Poster vs Art Print
Redbubble posters are one of the most AFFORDABLE ways to decorate any wall. It’s the perfect choice for artwork that you think you’ll only want temporarily on your wall (like a band that you’ve currently obsessed with).
Redbubble art prints are pricier than posters, but they’re meant for artwork you want to hang on your wall for a longer amount of time. They’re made of higher-quality paper (usually textured paper made with 100% cotton). Art prints usually use higher-quality inks than posters as well.
Art prints are typically framed for preservation and style. (Redbubble sells framed-for-you art prints too!)
Redbubble Poster vs Photographic Print
Photographic prints are much more affordable than art prints, so it’s a great alternative.
Similar to art prints, photographic prints are higher quality than posters and are made to last longer on your walls, shelves, desk, or wherever.
Similar to posters, Redbubble’s photographic prints look perfect in a frame.
Think of a photographic print being similar to the photos people used to take in the 80s and 90s with their personal cameras (but bigger).
Overview: My Opinion of Redbubble’s Posters
The question I always like to ask myself when I write a review is this:
Would I recommend this item to my friends and family?
My answer is YES!
I would definitely recommend Redbubble posters for anybody who wants to decorate their space, with the intention of the artwork being there temporarily. Posters are perfect for kids to tweens, whose interests will most likely change sooner than later.
For more permanent artwork, the art that you want to keep for 5 years or more, I would recommend you go with a framed print or photographic print because they’ll last MUCH longer and the art looks much more high-end.
Personally, there are 3 exceptions to what I just said (that I can think of, at the moment). I find vintage, movie, and propaganda posters look way better as posters in a poster frame (Amazon).
Overall, I think that Redbubble posters are definitely reasonably priced. They’re incredibly high-quality as far as posters go and they’re perfect for gifts.
I ordered multiple posters and they all turned out beautifully, will be buying more in the future – CJ H. on Jul 31, 2020
I have been ordering off the site and app and I have gotten no problems with shipping or product quality. Truly love buying posters from there. – Edwin S. on Jul 16, 2020
It was my first time ordering merch online and I’m so glad I did it on Redbubble. The stickers are great. The posters are even better. I love them. I am going to be a customer for a long time :) – Nicole G. on May 6, 2020