Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you're exploring our products, navigating the ordering process, or seeking information about our services, we've compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions to guide you.

If you cannot find an answer to your question, please contact us.


General Questions

How big are your posters?

Our posters can be purchased in a variety of sizes to suit your space.

To download & view a visual reference of our poster sizes, please click here.

What Is the Half-Tone Effect in Alecse's Travel Posters? How does it differ from pixelization?

Alecse's Original Travel Posters are celebrated for their unique half-tone render, a signature style that plays a crucial role in their appeal and authenticity. This distinctive digital effect is intentionally used to mimic the old poster printing process, where colors were rendered by the juxtaposition of dots of different sizes and colors. This method is a nod to vintage aesthetics, giving each poster a classic, retro look that aficionados of vintage travel and retro posters appreciate.

Half-Tone vs. Pixelization:

  • Half-Tone is an artistic technique used to create shading and texture effects in images. It involves the arrangement of dots of varying sizes and spacing to simulate different shades of color. This technique was traditionally used in the printing industry to reproduce photographs and illustrations with a limited color palette, contributing to a poster's vintage appearance.
  • Pixelization, on the other hand, refers to an effect seen in digital images when they are enlarged beyond their resolution. This results in the individual pixels becoming visible, making the image appear blocky or mosaic-like. Pixelization is often considered a flaw or limitation of digital images, unlike the half-tone effect, which is a deliberate artistic choice.

The posters by Alecse™ are printed in Fine Art 12 Giclées, ensuring high-quality reproductions that honor the original artistic intent. While these art prints are not meant to be crisp like photographs and intentionally include blurs and vintage effects, it's essential to distinguish these artistic choices from potential printing defects. A clear indication of a print's quality is the crispness of the signature and titles; if these elements are not sharp, it may indicate a printing issue.

For those interested in the intricate details of Alecse's work or wanting to appreciate the half-tone effect fully, we offer the option to receive a close-up picture in High Definition before placing an order. This allows customers to make informed decisions and ensures satisfaction with their purchase of vintage travel and retro posters, enhancing their collection with pieces that truly represent the artist's vision and the era's printing techniques.

Please contact us if you wish to receive a close-up picture in High Definition before placing your order.

What makes our posters exhibition quality?

Every poster at My Retro Poster is meticulously produced from the artist's master file. The dimensions of this master file consistently align with the largest size we offer, maintaining a resolution of 300 dpi. This meticulous process guarantees that each art print is a flawless reproduction, capturing the essence and detail envisioned by the artist.

Our commitment to delivering exceptional quality extends to every aspect of our process. We proudly collaborate with a leading professional British printing company, who crafts exhibition-quality FineArt 12 giclées posters on EMA paper 200gsm.

To ensure a consistent and identical standard of excellence, our printing partner operates state-of-the-art facilities in the UK, Europe, the US, and Australia. This strategic approach allows us to produce our posters in close proximity to their destination, minimizing delivery times and environmental impact.

Rest assured, regardless of where your order is placed, our posters maintain the same high-quality craftsmanship and are printed using the finest materials. Our partnership ensures that you receive an exquisite piece of art, meticulously crafted for lasting beauty.

Shipping & Returns

Do you offer shipping worldwide?

Yes, we deliver posters around the world. For more information on our international shipping please click here.

What should I do if my gift isn't going to arrive on time?

Whether you are ordering too late or you're afraid that your gift won't be delivered on time, the poster Gift Letter is a pretty good plan B.

It can be ordered here, free of charge with any art print order.

Authenticity & Limited Editions

What are your Certificates of Authenticity?

The first proof of authenticity is the Vintage Travel Poster order confirmation email sent by My Retro Poster.

If you need a printed and secured certificate of authenticity for an Original Edition (non limited), you need to order it.


Our Limited Edition Art Prints come with a printed certificate of authenticity, signed and numbered by the artist and sent by post (not by email).

The Certificate of Authenticity contains :

  • The poster name, date of creation and size
  • The edition number and total number of copies
  • The legal mentions
  • Security features

How do I spot a fake My Retro Poster?


All our vintage posters are signed under the last big letter of the down side title with the Designer Name, My Retro Poster, date and copyright. 

Original Editions show the letters O.E.

Limited Editions show the letters L.E., are numbered (1/50ex, ...) and signed by the artist 

All our Original Edition Posters and Personalised Posters are created by a human artist not by an artificial intelligence, and as we have noticed that some people are trying to imitate our posters' style, we constantly try to make them harder to counterfeit and easier to recognize.

My Retro Poster sells its Original Art Prints on, Etsy and some selected shops and Concept stores around the world. If you are about to purchase one from an individual or a reseller and want to make sure that it is an original, get in touch with us and we will help you authenticate it.

Nevertheless to help you assess on your own if an Art Print is genuine or not, we recommend that you pay a special attention to the signature.

To help you do so, please find our signature evolution from 2018 (newest to oldest) at the bottom of this FAQ section.

How do your limited edition posters work?


All the posters featured on are original creations
commercialized in limited editions with the authorization of the artists who are commissioned on every sale. 

Each poster is printed from the master file created by the artist which size matches the largest size commercialized on the site with a resolution of 300 Dpi to ensure the best definition.

Each design will be printed to a maximum number of 300 prints including all sizes but postcards, for Collector Editions, designs will be printed to 20 or 50 ex maximum.