poster-sized printing in Frankfurt
May 25, 2011 8:58 AM   Subscribe

Where could I get an A0-sized poster printed in Frankfurt? Problem: I don't speak German.

I will be in Germany for a conference next week, and am flying into Frankfurt. If possible, I would prefer to have the poster printed in Frankfurt after I land, as I will be flying in from Canada and don't want to worry about losing my poster somewhere. I'll also be travelling for a few days after the conference, so again, I would prefer not to carry around a large poster tube everywhere.

Does anybody have a recommendation for a print shop in Frankfurt, near the Hauptbahnhof if possible? I'm looking for something like Kinko's or FedEx. Again, I don't speak German, so this would have to be a large enough operation that is likely to have an English-speaking attendant. Normally, I'm happy to point and flounder my way through the conversation, but as the poster printing is for work, I want to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Danke schön!
posted by tickingclock to Travel & Transportation around Frankfurt, Germany (6 answers total)
An A0-sized poster is a 'large format print' or Großformatdruck.

A. & B. Digital Reprografie (website) might be what you're looking for. They're only 2.6 km away from the Hauptbahnhof.

I'm not a Frankfurter, so this is not a personal recommendation, but it might be of help if nobody local chimes in.
posted by lioness at 9:52 AM on May 25, 2011

I live in Frankfurt, and I'm a graphic designer. I think I can help, but most of the places I know don't do just one piece, so it's a little bit of a crapshoot...

This place is right by the train station and seems to be a kinko's type of one off print place.

If you do a google search for "printer frankfurt" one of the first things that comes up is some "virtual printer" place that has a hq in England, but a location in Frankfurt. I'm guessing if you gave them a call, they would have no problem speaking English. I'm sorry can't link to it but I'm on an iPad and if I open a new window to find it, everything I've typed in this window goes away. I just learned this.

99% of people in frankfurt speak perfect english. But, if you need any help communicating with these or any other shops you find, pm me, or if you have any other Frankfurt based questions.
posted by monkey!knife!fight! at 11:17 AM on May 25, 2011

Response by poster: monkey!knife!fight!, I really like the Duplicate Digital link you found. From poking around on the website, I'm getting the impression that I can submit my document online, have it printed, and then pick it up in person. Is that right? If I upload my document in a PDF format, they should be able to print it without any problem? I hope?

I am looking through their website, and I think this is the paper that I want -- could you please confirm for me? I'm not sure of what "4/0 farbig (einseitiger Druck)" means, though. Also, I'm guessing that I want "1 Stück" (1 copy), "Selbstabholer" (pick-up, not delivery), and "Barzahlung bei Abholung" (pay in person, not online).

MeFi is awesome. Thanks, guys!
posted by tickingclock at 2:33 PM on May 25, 2011

Response by poster: Also, any idea how long it might take for the print job?
posted by tickingclock at 2:35 PM on May 25, 2011

4/0 farbig means 4 colors on one side (full color printing) and 0 on the other side.

I can't tell you how long it would take, but I'm guessing it's pretty quick turnaround. Give them a call and ask "sprechen Sie English?" and they will more then likely say "a little bit" and then speak perfect English.

Again, if you have any problems, feel free to memail me and I'll see if I can help you out. Good luck!
posted by monkey!knife!fight! at 2:48 PM on May 25, 2011

Response by poster: Great, thanks! I just e-mailed the copy shop via their online contact form. Hopefully they'll get back soon...
posted by tickingclock at 2:56 PM on May 25, 2011

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