The poster paper was pretty lightweight. I had some fear it could tear fairly easily. IT would help if we could put a need it by date as part of the order process. I thought I had ordered in plenty of time and paid extra for a faster shipping and it didnt get to the post office until the day my daughter was coming home. We went and intercepted the mail truck at our post office to get the poster- luckily the postal people allowed us to do that or we would not have had it in time.