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Share your message with a well-designed brochure. Packed with information for a small cost, full color brochures will help you acquaint customers with your company, introduce new product lines, and point out key features and benefits of your products. With folded brochures, you can highlight a business service or product features with plenty of text and full color images. Choose from half fold, tri fold, accordion, barrel fold, z fold brochures and more.
When designing your marketing materials, keep the following in mind and remember all of the benefits of using full color custom brochures.
Size: 8.5" x 11", 11" x 17", 11" x 25.5", or 17" x 22" (Flat) Paper: 70#, 80#, or 100# Dull or Gloss Coated Text Ink: Full Color Options: Hole Drilling Fold: Half Fold, Tri Fold (Included, No Charge) Artwork: Print-Ready PDFs Preferred
Size: 8.5" x 11", 11" x 17", 11" x 25.5", or 17" x 22" (Flat)
Paper: 70#, 80#, or 100# Dull or Gloss Coated Text
Ink: Full Color
Options: Hole Drilling
Fold: Half Fold, Tri Fold (Included, No Charge)
Artwork: Print-Ready PDFs Preferred
70# Gloss Text: High quality, light text weight paper stock with a gloss finish on both sides.80# Gloss Text: High quality, medium text weight paper stock with a gloss finish on both sides.80# Dull/Velvet Text: High quality, medium text weight paper stock with a satiny, matte finish on both sides.100# Gloss Text: High quality, heavy text weight paper stock with a gloss finish on both sides. 100# Dull/ Velvet Text: High quality, heavy text weight paper stock with a satiny, matte finish on both sides.
Basic layout and print file guidelines:Document size: Same size as final trim size of piece
Bleed: Set your bleed to .125" on all sides
Safe Area: Set your margins to .125" and keep all important elements (logos, text, and images that do not bleed) within these margins
Resolution: 300 PPI for all images is strongly recommended for best print quality
File Type: PDFs are preferred
Uploading files: You can upload files directly to this product page, or you can send files here.
If you need any help with creating your print ready artwork, please give us a call at 800-227-7377 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proofing: After you place your order and upload your artwork, our prepress team will begin inspecting your files to ensure your document size, bleed lines, margins, image resolution, and more are correct in order for the best print quality.They will email you a soft proof (PDF) for your approval prior to printing. Soft proofing is an easy way to see what your finished product will look like and make sure the content is correct. However, soft proofing is not intended for exact color matching. Every monitor displays color differently, and on backlit screens, colors may appear lighter than the actual colors contained in your files. If color matching is critical, please give us a call at 800-227-7377 to order a hard proof.Production Time: Production time begins after proof approval and is the time required to produce your order before it ships. It is calculated in business days, starting at the next occurrence of 9:00 AM Eastern on the 1st business day after the proof is approved. U.S. Press is closed Saturdays, Sundays and all major holidays; thus, these days are not included in the production schedule.
Click the below links to download PDF folded brochure templates.8.5" x 14" Barrel Fold Brochure Template11" x 17" Barrel Fold Brochure Template8.5" x 11" Trifold Brochure Template8.5" x 14" Trifold Brochure Template11" x 17" Trifold Brochure Template11" x 25.5" Trifold Brochure Template8.5" x 11" Z Fold Brochure Template8.5" x 14" Z Fold Brochure Template8.5" x14" Double Parallel Fold Brochure Template11" x 17" Double Parallel Fold Brochure Template
Below are some tips you can use in designing your folding brochure:
Choosing your paper:
•Decide first whether you'd like a gloss finish or a matte finish. Gloss paper stocks will have a shiny appearance and are great to use when promoting products. Dull/velvet paper stocks have a matte finish and thus less shine, which can give your materials an elegant, professional look.
• Next, you'll decide what weight of paper you'd like for your brochures. 70# text is a lightweight, cost-efficient paper stock. 80# text is a popular weight as it provides slightly more structure than 70# text. 100# text is a high quality, heavier weight paper that will give your pieces a premium feel. Most customers opt for the 100# text weight.
• Looking for cover stock options? Request a custom quote and choose from a variety of cover weight options for your brochures. Designing your custom brochure:
• Have a strong headline and a consistent message
• Have a clear call to action: give your customers a specific reason to call your business or visit your website
• Place product features in a bulleted list
• Break up paragraphs of text with colorful images
• Always include your contact informationLook professional:
• Don't include more than 2 font styles
• Make sure all of your images are high resolution
• Display your finished marketing materials in a holder and have them visible in your lobby
What’s the most common size for brochures?Our most popular size for brochures is 8.5” x 11”. This size folds to 8.5” x 3 11/16” and is most commonly used for tri-fold brochures.
How do I layout my artwork for a brochure?For design guidelines, please refer to our complimentary design templates here. They will help you properly layout your brochures for printing.
Can you mail my brochures for me?Yes, we offer complete mailing services to help you save both time and money with your direct mail campaigns. Our services include list processing (includes CASS and NCOA certification), addressing, sorting, bundling, and delivery to USPS. To order mailing services with your postcards, simply select “Inkjet and Mailprep” under the mailing services option on our instant postcard pricing calculator..
Can folded brochures be mailed without an envelope? Yes, folded brochures can be self-mailers. You must select at least an 80# text weight to meet USPS regulations. For best quality, we recommend 100# text weight or a cover weight.
What’s the difference between each paper stock?Gloss paper stocks will have a shiny appearance and are great to use when promoting products. Velvet paper stocks have a matte finish and thus less shine, which can give your materials an elegant, professional look. 70# text is a very lightweight, cost-efficient paper stock best for handouts rather than mailing. 80# text is a popular weight as it provides slightly more structure than 70# text. 100# text is a high quality, heavier weight paper that will give your pieces a premium feel. Most customers opt for the 100# text weight.