Cardboard Cutouts / Standees

Make sure you stand out at trade shows and industry events with our standees.

Launching a new product or promoting an event? Get your favourite celebrity to help you out in the form of a life-sized cardboard cutout. Cardboard cut-outs are proven to grab the attention of customers. Ideal for POS marketing tools, for retail displays, photo opportunities, exhibitions, press releases or conferences, life size cut outs are the answer if you want to get noticed.

Are you ready for Pantomime season? Every year we provide many theatres cardboard cut outs and standees to use as part of their advertising campaigns.
A fun way to provide updated information on offers or prices is to use a cardboard cut out of a member of staff with a blank poster or speech bubble for writing information. You could even add a leaflet holder to your cut out.

Of course, our standees aren't limited to images of people. Why not print an enlarged version of your product or freestanding product showcards for an effective promotional display in supermarkets and DIY stores.

Our cardboard cut outs are a cut above the rest. Cutouts have to be realistic when viewed up close. Therefore, we only print cut outs on our Agfa Anapurna press with highly durable, UV-resistant inks in 4 colour (CYMK) to give true colour accuracy and stunning definition. Once printed on 5mm foamex board we then mount a strong strut to the reverse making them free standing.

We aim to deliver your finished standees and cutouts within 3-5 working days of proof approval. Free delivery for all UK orders.

Designs can be uploaded at the checkout stage. Images and photos should be uploaded in PDF or JPEG format as single pages; our team can give you guidance as required.

To see our full range of sizes, finishes and printing options please see the specifications tab.

Sizes: Heights

  • 4ft (1220mm)
  • 5ft (1524mm)
  • 6ft (1828mm)

*All widths are up to 4ft (1220mm)


  • Printed in 4 colour using UV lightfast ink


  • 5mm Foamex Board


  • Straight cut to finished size
  • Struts supplied mounted to board to enable free standing
  • Please note:
    (That your artwork will need to allow for the concealment of the strut which will be 1010mm high x 255mm wide for standees up to 5ft tall and 1570mm high x 300mm wide for taller standees)
  • If you are having your standee cut to shape it may, therefore, be necessary for an uncut area to be left to conceal the strut.

Available Upgrades: Please Call To Discuss

  • Cut to bespoke shape*
  • 10mm foamex board*
  • Falcon board (6mm,10mm and 18mm options)*

* Upgrades are optional extras and will cost more than the standard prices
shown above.

What is GSM?

GSM (grams per square metre) refers to the ‘weight’ or density of the paper stock. Lower GSM grades are more flexible, while higher grades are more sturdy and durable.

Better Printing can provide a wide range of paper stocks, from 90gsm (the same paper weight as typical office/household printer paper) to 450gsm (known as cardstock and commonly used for business cards).

How do I design my artwork?

To help you with the design process, we’ve included handy templates in the Templates tab. Each template is based on the actual dimensions of your products, so they provide the perfect blank slate to start your artwork design. Simply click to download and follow the read-me instructions included in your download files!

Need more help with your design? Leave it to us - with a team of graphic design specialists in-house, we can provide stunning artwork to match your requirements. Call us to find out more!

How do I know if my artwork design will look good in print?

The team at Better Printing will always let you know about any serious issues with your design in advance of any printing work. You’ll be emailed a PDF proof of your design before it goes to print, and hard copy proofs can also be supplied if necessary - just call us on 023 8087 8037 to request yours.

We’ve also provided accurate templates for your artwork, which you can access via the Templates tab. As long as your design matches the template dimensions for your chosen product option, you can’t go wrong.

How do I submit my artwork?

Artwork for your print run can be uploaded at the checkout page. Please supply your artwork files in PDF format - if you need help, our friendly team will happily guide you through the artwork submission process.

What delivery costs are included?

Free delivery is included with all standard Better Printing orders for complete peace of mind.

Can Better Printing mail directly to my clients and partners?

Yes! Simply provide your delivery address list at the checkout stage and let us take care of the rest.
(Additional charges may apply - for more information, call our friendly team on 023 8087 8037.)

How soon will I receive my order?

Each order will be different depending on the items and quantities being printed but a lead time of between 5 to 7 working days is typical. We can usually be flexible so if you have a specific delivery deadline, please let us know at the time of placing your order.

Once your order has been dispatched, we’ll let you know via email; and the following day you’ll receive an email or text from your courier with tracking details and your one-hour delivery window.

Need your order urgently? The team at Better Printing can provide a flexible service and fast turnaround to help you meet key business deadlines. Call us on 023 8087 8037 to discuss your requirements.

What happens if I’m out when my delivery arrives?

If your delivery window falls on an hour when you’ll be unavailable, you can reschedule the window to a more suitable time. Details of how to do this will be included in the text or email you’ll receive on your delivery day.

If you still miss your delivery, your courier will leave a card at your address with details of how to collect your order.

Are your printing services environmentally friendly?

Better Printing is committed to reducing its environmental impact. Take a look at our Environmental Policy page for more information.

Still not answered your question?, please contact us for any further information or advice.

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