NEW SIZE Daybill Movie Posters – the change to the new format in 1941

In late 1941, Australian daybills started being printed in a smaller format due to the paper shortage during WWII. Prior to 1941, daybills measured 15" x 40" and are now referred to as "long Daybills". Only two long daybills were able to be printed from a sheet. The new reduced size format of approx 13" x 30" allowed three daybills to be printed from one sheet of paper and these became the commonly used size for many years. There was a brief period during the war years when some daybills were printed in an even smaller size of 10" x 30" so that four daybills could be printed from a sheet but the most commonly used size was 13" x 30".


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