Brochure Printing

  • High-quality full color printing
  • Folds guide customers on your business
  • Use lightweight paper or durable cardstock
  • Customize based on your specifications
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Let Brochure Printing Strengthen Your Business

Brochure printing is part of every successful marketing campaign. Give away brochures at a convention, highlight details about your new collection, or include them with every new customer purchase. They are an effective, versatile, and affordable promotional tool.

You need a fold that complements your brand and brochure design. Choose from our 10 available brochure folding formats.

2-Panel Folds

 

Bi-Fold
As its name indicates, this brochure contains two panels with enough space for lengthy text or large images.

 

 

3-Panel Folds
Choose from the following three-panel folding options: the trifold or letter fold, the z-fold, and the gate fold.

 

Trifold
The trifold is folded twice to create three panels for a short, visual, and informative brochure.

 

 

 

Z-Fold
This commonly used brochure has six printed pages on both sides.

 

 

 

Gate Fold
The gate fold works best on brochure designs with a central image or several visual elements.

 

 

 

4-Panel Folds
We offer five four-panel folding options:

 

Accordion Fold
This brochure fold forms a zig zag pattern.

 

 

 

Double Gate Fold
This fold is similar to the gate fold, but has two extra panels.

 

 

 

Double Parallel
This fold is folded equally in half then folded again in the same direction.

 

 

 

French Fold
The French fold is folded in half horizontally and then vertically folded in half to create the four equally sized panels.

 

 

 

Roll Fold
Roll fold is folded three times from right to left. Each panel is directed to fold toward the left.

 

 

We print brochures for you on three premium paper coating options. Glossy paper is vibrant, while the matte’s smooth surface is elegantly subdued. All brochures printed on paper stock and 10 pt. cardstock are folded before printing.

You can upload a ready-made design or create your own brochure with our design tool. Make a new design today and have the order shipped anywhere in the US. Start brochure printing for your marketing needs today.

Q&A

Are the sizes shown folded or unfolded?

All sizes shown on the calculator measure the brochure when unfolded and laid out flat on a surface. This means that if you want a finished trifold brochure that folds to 9.5” x 3.69”, the unfolded size would be 9.5” x 11”.

What should be inside my brochure?

  1.  Cover – A central image that immediately conveys what your product or service has to offer. Include your company logo and name so customers make the association. 
  2. High Resolution Images – Use 350 dpi resolution images on your brochure design. This resolution ensures the photo won’t be blurry upon printing.
  3. Features and Benefits – The copy should elaborate on the main selling points of your product or service. Break it down in a list format or several sections for easy reading.
  4. Call to Action – Include discount coupons or promos in the brochure to drive traffic to your store or online e-commerce site.
  5. Contact Information – Don’t forget to place all your company’s contact information, such as a telephone number, address, email address, and website for the customer’s reference.

How much copy and images should I include on my brochure?

The most eye-catching brochures are highly visual and use images to guide the reader through the content. A photo or illustration in each panel helps introduce or show the content in detail. Copy should be as short as possible and sustain the reader’s focus on your main topic.

The number before the paper and cardstock material indicates its weight. This means that 70 lb. paper is the thinnest and lightest, while 100 lb. is the thickest among the paper options. The 10 pt. cardstock is also lightweight but still slightly thicker than the paper stock materials.

Note: If you are mailing this product, please confirm that your mail addressing machine can print on the laminated surface. If unsure, please call to request for a sample before placing your order.

Brochures are practical marketing tools used to promote your information-heavy campaigns. They can be laid out like a take-out menu and contain listings of different products and services; or function as travel and events guides. Brochures come in standard and custom sizes. Read on to learn how to standard brochures that will work best for your business.

Why Order Your Brochure Printing from Katfam?

  • Order exact quantities: Order From 10, and above.
  • Customization options: Choose custom sizes, add a perf and so much more.
  • Addressing: Save the hassle and have us print your addresses.
  • Fast Turnaround: Orders are ready to ship in 2 business days or less.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

What’s Next and How to Order?

If you are ready to order here are the next steps. Please note that you can place your order now and upload your artwork file later.

  1. Run a quote using the form on the right-hand side of this page. After you select your options, you will be able to see how much your order is going to cost.
  2. Click Continue and you will be taken to the next page where you can upload your file.
  3. Then, add to cart and continue shopping or check out to complete your order.

 

Brochure Sizes , Folds, and Sample Designs

The amount of information that you will include determines the brochure size suited for your business. There are five standard brochure sizes — which you can combine with five popular types of paper folds. It helps to create an outline of your content to h ave an idea of the size that best work with your material.

The final folded size of your brochure depends on the combination of: flat paper size, fold, and orientation (horizontal or vertical).

We have blank brochure templates for standard brochures that you can download to guide you in creating a layout — or you can download the templates below, designed for industries that commonly use standard tri-fold brochures.

 

DOWNLOAD FOR FREE: 8.5″ x 11″ TRI-FOLD/LETTER FOLD BROCHURES

Disclaimer: Images used on the brochures are samples – you can edit and use your own photos using the placeholders on the templates. Enjoy making your own brochures!

BROCHURE SIZE FOR EVERY BUSINESS

Standard brochure sizes from 5.5″ x 8.5″ to 8.5″ x 14″ are used by businesses that wish to spread information about their products and services. Below are examples of industries and/or events where we can use these sizes:

Services – A good example of this would be photography studios. These brochures can feature sample works, special packages and contact numbers.

Medical – Informative guides that give summaries of health care facts, medical conditions, health concerns and general first aid topics.

Real Estate – Description of commercial and residential properties and property information such as the address, property specifications and contact numbers

Trade Fair – Participating companies in these events have an opportunity to communicate with their audience through brochures. They can showcase and demonstrate their products and services and position their brand among competitors.

Non-Profit Orgs – These orgs use brochures to explain advocacy, history and mission to gain support from potential benefactors and general public.

On the other hand, the larger brochure sizes; 11” x 17 and 11” x 25.375 are more appropriate if you want to have more detailed content because some businesses would require image-heavy content.

Amusement/Theme Park Brochures – A definite need for theme parks to have because this informs people of featured attractions, rides and other events.

Mini maps – Map representations are especially helpful for tourists to guide them throughout their trip. Ideally, mini-map brochures contain the street names and popular landmarks. These are displayed on hotel counters and souvenir shops. A more detailed map may need custom sizing and options.

TIPS ON TEXT LAYOUT

One challenge in designing brochures is creating the layout without crowding the copy and images. You should maximize space, and position the design elements for a visually appealing design:

Fonts

Choose easy to read fonts (i.e., Garamond, Helvetica, Times New Roman, or Century).

Use a sans serif font, such as Arial, for captions or small type.

Limit your font choices. Using more than two types of fonts will make your brochure messy, unprofessional or playful.

Use highlighting techniques – bold, italic and bigger font size — instead of varying font styles.

Use a bigger text size for headlines and calls to action. Although not always, font size can be relevant to the importance of information.

Choose font sizes that are proportionate to the size of your brochures. To help you decide on the font size, assess how many words you want to fill the space with.

Use 12-point font for the body, 10-point font for captions, and 14- to 22-point font for headlines. These are recommended sizes, but your choices will depend on the overall look of your design.

Text Alignment

Avoid putting borders on your paragraphs, unless needed.

Break long paragraphs into bullet points. Walls of text can discourage people to read further and bulleted information is easier to recall.

Use proper typographic alignment (flush left, flush right, justified, and centered) for a neat layout.

Align design elements — headers, images and text —properly.

Make spacing consistent throughout your design. Remember to leave some white space on your layout to give your content a balanced look. This helps make your design easier to read.

It helps to ask opinion from a friend on your font legibility and overall design before having it printed.

Paper & Specs

6 Paper/Stock Options

100 lb. Paper Gloss

Thick, substantial paper with a gloss finish for sheen and vibrant color
Paper from sustainable sources, 10% recycled content
May be written on but testing is advised
Ballpoint pens (oil-based ink) and permanent markers work best
Most popular choice for Brochures, Flyers, Posters and Catalogs

100 lb. Paper Matte

Thick, substantial paper with a non-reflective matte finish
Paper from sustainable sources, 10% recycled content
Non-glossy surface provides better writability but testing is recommended
Ballpoint pens (oil-based ink) and permanent markers work best
Popular choice for Brochures, Flyers, Posters and Catalogs

10 pt. Cardstock Gloss

Lightweight cardstock with a gloss finish for sheen and vibrant colors
Requires scoring prior to folding
Paper from sustainable sources
May be written on but testing is recommended
Ballpoint pens (oil-based ink) and permanent markers work best
Great choice for heftier Brochures, Invitations and Catalog Covers

10 pt. Cardstock Matte

Lightweight cardstock with a non-reflective matte finish for a classic and elegant feel
Requires scoring prior to folding
Paper from sustainable sources
May be written on but testing is advised
Ballpoint pens (oil-based ink) and permanent markers work best
Great choice for heftier Brochures, Invitations and Catalog Covers

70 lb. Paper Uncoated

Uncoated for excellent writability and printability
Tactile paper feel
Paper from sustainable sources
Best choice for Letterhead, Envelopes and marketing materials that have sections for forms

80 lb. Paper Gloss

Thick paper with a gloss finish for sheen and vibrant color
20% thinner and lighter than 100 lb. Paper
Paper from sustainable sources
May be written on but testing is recommended
Ballpoint pens (oil-based ink) and permanent markers work best
Affordable choice for Brochures, Flyers and Booklets

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