48-Sheet Billboard Specification | Clear Channel

48-sheet Billboards Specification

Supplying Content

Our specifications and deadlines differ depending on which team has processed your campaign.

To ensure your content is sent to the correct department, please use the link below which best represents your booking: 

Booked through an Agency Group or a Specialist? Supply your content here.

Booked directly with Clear Channel or an Independent Agency? Supply your content here.

Creating Content

If you are providing content to be printed by Clear Channel, please use the below specifications.

For Backlight 48-sheet billboard (B48) specifications please email: billboard.production@clearchannel.co.uk

Static Content

Size: 609.6mm x 304.8mm
(tenth size 10%)
Safe copy area: 569.6mm x 274.8mm
(tenth size 10%)
Bleed: 1mm
DPI: 300dpi (minimum) / 450dpi (best)
File Type: CMYK
File Format: High Resolution PDF
Text Format: Outlined vectors for upscaling
Printed Size (for reference): 6,096mm x 3,048mm
(full size 100%)

Printing Specification

If you are printing your own ads, please follow the below guidelines.

  • Full Size: 6,096mm x 3,048mm

  • Safe Area: 5,696mm x 2,748mm (off centre, set to top left)

  • Printed as 12x Individual Panels: 1,016mm x 1,524mm

  • Printing: Blue-backed paper is recommended. Background colour should bleed to all edges

  • Trimming and Finishing: All 12 sections must be printed on individual sheets, measuring 1,016mm wide and 1,524mm deep, including UNPRINTED overlaps of 10mm, where specified:

    • TOP SHEETS need a 10mm rain overlap UNPRINTED on the right hand side only, except for sheet 6 that has no overlap

    • BOTTOM SHEETS need a 10mm rain overlap UNPRINTED on the top and right hand side, except for sheet 12 that only needs a top overlap

  • Paper Weight: 115 gsm blue backing poster paper

  • Spare Posters: A minimum of 20% spares is recommended

  • Poster Delivery:

    • Please deliver posters collated in the sequence shown in the line drawing, French-folded and wrapped in packages of no more than 10.

    • All packages must be clearly labelled indicating the advertiser, the number of designs, the quantity of each design and the start date.

  • Delivery Deadline: 10 working days before start date

For depot addresses and information, to provide design distribution instructions, or for any other information please email: poster.billboard@clearchannel.co.uk

All content must comply with our Terms and Conditions.


Artwork Templates

48-sheet Billboard .indd