Get a one-of-a-kind poster of yourself or someone you know or work with to display in front of your store, at a trade show booth, or as a decoration at a party. Upload a personal photo and we will cut it to shape for your standee. The height can vary depending on the photo you use. These single-sided cardboard cutout standees come in several heights to suit tabletop displays and custom life size cutouts. Our custom cardboard cutouts ship with protective framing that you easily remove when you are ready to use them. Your custom standee also comes with an easel so that it will stand freely on a flat surface. The photo is printed on durable corrugated cardboard or plastic for either indoor or outdoor setups. We also use state-of-the-art digital printing to produce a product that will last for years. Give your friends and loved ones something they will remember: a custom cutout of themselves that they can keep forever.
Custom printed standee
Enter your own size between 18in & 7ft tall
Width will vary based on the photo (max is 40in)
Product is printed on one side (single-sided)
Cutout may vary in size due to the quality of the photo provided
Keep in mind the person's hair, standing position, and accessories like hats when entering their height
White B-Flute Corrugated Cardboard: 1/8" one-sided white corrugated cardboard (compliant with Mullen 200# test)
Custom Cardboard Cutouts for Personal & Professional Use
Cardboard cutouts are seen in a variety of business and private settings. Businesses often get them to place in front of their store, in their lobby, or at their trade show booth. Having a cutout of someone creates a friendly environment that catches the eye of potential customers. Using large, life size cutouts is an easy way to attract attention to something you want to showcase and gives your business a face that makes it more personable. Our smaller size also fits on tabletops to compliment product displays and printed table covers. Custom life size cutouts are a great choice for retailers that sell apparel because they can show the articles of clothing on a life size model that is easier to travel with and move than a mannequin.
Our cardboard cutout standees are also great decorations and gifts for parties. Customers turn photos of their friends and family members into life size cutouts that they can display at a birthday party or wedding. Place cardboard cutouts of people at the entrance where they will be the first thing your guests see or get smaller ones for tables at an event venue. Personalizing cardboard cutouts with a photo of the honoree gives the party a fun touch and makes it more personal and special. These standees also make funny gifts for your friends or serve as giant cards that everyone can sign with a marker due to the cardboard or plastic material.
Cardboard Cutouts Photo Requirements
To ensure that your life size custom cardboard cutouts print clearly, please follow the steps below.
Image size should be more than 2MB
Pixel size should be greater than 1800x1800
DPI (dots per inch) should be between 180-300
We prefer JPEG or TIFF files, but also accept PDF, AI, GIF, and PNG files.
Avoid zooming in since it will decrease the resolution and cause the image to be blurry.
Get close to the person so they fill up as much of the picture as possible.
Take the picture in good lighting - if the photo is dim, the image will look fuzzy or dark.
Size - 1,000KB
Resolution - 3,000px x 3,350px
High resolution images like the one shown above will be printed with very little or no pixelation at all.
Size - 680KB
Resolution - 480px x 486px
Medium resolution images like the one shown above can be printed but will have visible pixilation in the image when printed.
Size - 17KB
Resolution - 365px x 412px
Low resolution images like the one shown above cannot be printed due to the amount of pixelation in the image.
You need to own the rights to the photo: If you are the one who took the photo then you are the copyright owner of the photo. You will need to get permission if someone else takes the photo. You can upload professional pictures if the photographer gives you a release form. If a photo is uploaded and you do not have the rights to it, we will not be able to print the photo for your custom cardboard cutouts.
If you have any questions, please live chat with us, call us at (877) 822-0201, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Custom Cardboard Cutouts Material Options
We include both a cardboard and a corrugated plastic material option to accommodate different locations and uses. Think about where you will be placing your standee and for how long when deciding which one to choose:
Our White B-Flute Corrugated Cardboard is an excellent choice for indoor displays, such as inside party venues and at store entrances. It comes at an inexpensive price, but the quality is not cheap. Our corrugated cardboard material is lightweight, but more durable than your average store-bought cardboard. This is because the 1/8in thick material is not flimsy, offering you a longer life for your cardboard standee. Your photos will also show up well on the crisp white background so that your cardboard cutouts really stand out. This is the same kind of material that we use for many of our custom boxes.
Durable Corrugated Plastic
If you plan on placing your cardboard cutouts outdoors, such as at a festival booth or a storefront, we have corrugated plastic material, which is our premium material option. This choice is recommended for outdoor use because it is weather-resistant and UV-protected, making your print and the material able to withstand a wide range of weather conditions for long-term use. Your custom photo will also show up nicely on the material that makes colors pop. This is the same kind of corrugated plastic that we use for some of our most popular products, like our yard signs and yard letters.
Life Size Cardboard Cutouts Come in Many Sizes
Choose between getting small, tabletop size cutouts or life size cutouts. We have a mini 18in standee size that is a perfect decoration for placing on tabletops at weddings, trade show conferences, and at store checkouts. If you are looking for a life size version of cardboard cutout standees, we also have larger 3ft, 4ft, 5ft, 6ft, and 7ft options. Get the perfect size for a picture of a dog, a small child, a teenager, or a full-grown adult so that your cutout can seem more lifelike. The giant cardboard cutouts sizes are what you see at the entrance of parties, wedding, and stores. Keep in mind that our life size photo cutouts will ship folded in half to save you money on shipping costs. All sizes will arrive with a protective framing around the cut shape. Carefully remove the perforated framing from around the edges of the photo before setting up your personalized cardboard cutouts.
Cardboard Cutouts - Frequently Asked Questions
What do people use custom cardboard cutouts for?
Cardboard cut out persons are popular for a variety of professional and private events and settings. For business purposes, customers may set larger cut outs up at their trade show booth to give it a friendly atmosphere or at the entrance of their store to greet people as they enter. The smaller size is for tabletop displays, such as in a lobby or at a trade show table. For more private events, all standee sizes are common decorations at birthday parties and weddings because many people get photos of the birthday person or the bride and groom printed on the cardboard standups.
What is the difference between corrugated cardboard and plastic?
The material options differ in where they should be setup and their quality. The corrugated cardboard option is recommended for indoor use while the corrugated plastic is better suited for outdoor locations because of its weather resistance and UV protection. The cardboard version is more affordable than the premium corrugated plastic. Both cardboard cutouts materials are made to last a long time if they are setup and stored properly.
What type of printing do you use?
Our cardboard cutouts are digitally printed, which offers sharp, vibrant colors that will not fade or peel, even when setup outdoors. We also use full CMYK color printing, which allows you to include as many colors as you want in your design without it affecting the price, making it perfect for printing photos.
Does the cutout include something to help it stand up?
Yes, all sizes of these body cut outs include easels so that they easily stand on flat surfaces. The easel is only visible on the non-printed side and is made from the same material as the cutout. The standee comes with supports on the back that the easel fits into.
How do I set up the standees?
These cardboard cutouts are easily setup without tools. Your standee ships flat and will be scored and folded in half for sizes 3’ and larger. Strong adhesive tabs are included for display. The cutout will come with a perforated frame around it for protection. When you are ready to use it, carefully remove the frame. The easel will also be folded. The easel fits into the supports on the back of the standee. Go to our “Assembly Instructions” tab for a step-by-step guide.
Can I use these custom life size cutouts outdoors?
Yes! Use our beefy stakes to install the cardboard cutouts in the ground. The bottom of the stakes pushes into soil while the top inserts between the layers of the cardboard. Depending on the size of your cutout, you may need several stakes to fully support the display.
How can I get the best-looking photo for my personalized cardboard cutouts?
Getting a high-quality image for your cardboard cut outs is especially important if you want your standee to attract attention. There are several rules to follow so that your display comes out looking its best:
Make sure the image is high-quality
Size more than 2MB
Greater than 1800x1800 pixels
180-300 DPI (dots per inch)
Use a JPEG or TIFF file
Do not use zoomed in photos
Get the image as close to the person as possible
Make sure there is good lighting in the picture
When will I receive my custom cardboard cutouts?
Standard production time of only 4-6 days is needed to print and produce these standees with additional shipping time required. We offer rush production and shipping rates if you need it by a certain date.