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Brochures

  • Fast turnaround time guaranteed
  • Highlight your design with gloss or UV coating
  • Folding options guide customers through content
Description

High-Quality Brochures Printed in No Time

Brochure printing is an affordable but effective promotional strategy for both small and big businesses. You can highlight idyllic tourist spots in travel brochures or introduce wedding packages with photographs of your previous couples.

Use Folding to Break Down or Highlight Information

We let you choose from eight standard folding options that present information in an organized yet detailed manner. Customers will breeze through your material once you print brochures in the size and fold. All the sizes we mention below and on the calculator measure the brochure before folding.

Two-Panel Fold

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Half Fold / Single Fold

This fold divides your paper into two panels or two equal halves. Use this to list down your company’s product or service information. The smallest popular size before folding is 5.5” x 8.5” and the largest is at 11” x 17”.

Three-Panel Folds

There are three kinds of three-panel folds. Each presents a unique way to reveal either step-by-step or visual-heavy information about your brand. The smallest most popular size before folding is at 8.5" x 11" but you can have a slightly larger one at 8.5" x 14". The biggest size available for brochure printing is at 11" x 17".

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Trifold / Letterfold

The most popular and versatile brochure fold is divided into three panels. They are ideal for marketing presentations that need to reveal information in a sequence.

Brochure Printing

Roll Fold

The roll fold, as the name implies, folds your paper inward to itself. It lets you reveal each panel one by one or unveil organized information in a total of four interior panels.

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Gate Fold

This fold divides your brochure into three panels. Two panels appear like doors that cover a bigger central panel, enticing customers to unfold a revelation about a new store branch or product.

Four-Panel Folds

We offer the following four-panel folds. The additional fold provides more space either for another section or a large, visual-heavy layout. The most popular four-panel size before folding is at 8.5" x 14".

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Double Gate Fold

Similar to the gate fold, this type has the central panel folded at the center. It offers a wide space for brochure designs that want to highlight colors, images, or require more text space.

Brochure Printing

Double Parallel Fold

This fold divides your paper into four panels. It is first folded in half and then in half again, parallel to the first fold. This fold is great for detailed product and service presentations.

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Accordion Fold

This fold divides your brochure into four alternating panels. The design divides the page into six panels, each of which have ample space for detailed images and lengthier text.

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French Fold

The French fold divides your paper horizontally and then vertically into four quadrants. It’s perfect for massive sized designs such as maps or image-heavy or infographics-based layouts.

Brochure Paper Options

Our paper stock options highlight the visual strengths of your design and entice potential customers to keep reading.

70 lb. Paper

70 lb. Paper

  • Twice as thick as common copy paper
  • Extremely easy to fold
  • Lightweight but durable
  • Uncoated option only
  • Easy to write on with any pen or pencil
80 lb. Paper

80 lb. Paper

  • Slightly thicker than 70 lb. paper stock
  • Thickness comparable to magazine paper
  • Gloss and matte coating options
  • Writable using ballpoint pens or permanent markers
100 lb. Paper

100 lb. Paper

  • Most popular choice for brochures
  • Substantial weight adds a premium feel
  • Gloss and matte coating options
  • Writable using ballpoint pens or permanent markers
10 pt. Cardstock

10 pt. Cardstock

  • The thickest material for brochures
  • Thickness comparable to paperback book covers
  • Durable and substantial weight
  • Gloss, high-gloss UV, and matte coating options
  • Writable using ballpoint pens or permanent markers

A gloss coating best suits images with bright colors, while matte coating has no glare and is ideal for text-heavy brochures.

Use our online design tool, Create 48 or upload your own design so that your order can be ready for shipping after one business day. Our free proofing service lets you check the file before the brochure actually prints. Start creating your promotional tool with us today.

Additional Resources:

Online Brochure Printing
Brochure Marketing Mailings

Q&As

Q: What is the difference between flat size and folded size?
A: Flat size refers to the brochure before folding. As its name indicates, the folded size is how the brochure measures after folding.

Q: What are the best uses for the 70 lb. paper, 80 lb. paper, 100 lb. paper, and 10 pt. cardstock?
A:
  • 70 lb. Paper is bright white, uncoated paper that is excellent for writing and is 3.5 times heavier than regular copy paper.

  • 80 lb. Paper is an economical, lightweight coated paper suitable for distribution and handing out at an event.

  • 100 lb. Paper is a thick, premium coated paper with greater durability. The brochure is more likely to have less creases and no tears even after being stored in the receiver's bag.

  • 10 pt. Cardstock is the thickest cardstock and material available. It is recommended for those who want a premium finish and high-end look to their brochure.

Q: What is the advantage of UV coating?
A: UV coating gives a high gloss finish to the surface it is applied to, enhancing the depth of color and making the hues pop. It also provides moisture and abrasion resistance. This is recommended for brochures that will be heavily handled by several individuals or will go through locations.

Q: What does “printing turnaround” mean?
A:
  • “Printing turnaround” is the number of days required to produce your order. It does not include shipping transit time, weekends and holidays.
  • Printing turnaround starts once a print-ready file has been uploaded to a paid order. If you have requested a PDF or hard-copy proof, turnaround will begin once you have approved the proof.

Q: How long will it take to get my printed brochures delivered?
A: This will depend on your “printing turnaround time,” which is how long it takes for us to get your order printed and ready for delivery. The printing turnaround time does not include shipping transit time, weekends, and holidays.

We can have your brochures printed and ready for shipping in just 1 business day. To know more about your printing turnaround options, check out the pricing calculator on the brochure product page.

Q: What file formats do I submit for my brochures?

A: 48HourPrint accepts the following file formats for uploading:

  • JPG
  • PDF
  • PNG
  • TIF

You can also create your brochure directly on the website by using our online design tool or get inspired by our customizable brochure templates.

Q: What are the most popular types of brochures?
A: Trifold is one of the most popular types of brochures. This fold divides your sheet of paper or card into three panels. Company brochures are often designed in a trifold format because they need to be both compact and large enough for text and images.

The accordion fold is a good alternative to the trifold. It is folded into the shape of an accordion rather than inward, allowing you to organize your content into three separate parts. This type of fold is great for step-by-step guides.

The French fold is the best option for bigger designs. A large sheet of paper that is folded down to a small, portable size. French fold brochures are commonly used for maps and diagrams.

If you have something else in mind, 48HourPrint.com offers other brochure options for you to customize according to your needs. Print your business brochures today.

Q: What is shrink wrapping?Should I shrink-wrap my brochures?
A: Shrink wrapping is the process of heating polymer plastic film to cover and package items tightly. This allows you to bundle your brochures in portable packs and keep them from rubbing against each other during transit. It also makes it easier to move and store your items, improving their longevity.

If you want added protection for your brochures, 48HourPrint.com can shrink-wrap them for you.

Q: What is the recommended paper stock for brochures?
A: We recommend the 100 lb. paper stock for brochures since it’s thicker compared to 70 lb. and 80 lb. paper stock. The 100 lb. paper stock is more durable, making it ideal for repeated use. The added weight lends a premium feel to suit a more upscale target audience.

We also recommend a high-gloss UV coating for more vibrant designs. It also offers added protection from tears and scratches. Or, select a matte finish for minimalist and elegant designs.

Q: Will you convert my RGB files to CMYK?
A: Yes. If you have not created your design using CMYK color values, your RGB file will be converted to CMYK during the proofing process in order to print it on a printing press. This will likely cause a color shift in your finished product. We recommend that you set your file to CMYK before saving for accurate results.

Q: What is the difference between gloss and high-gloss UV?
A: Gloss creates a reflective shine to your printed product and makes designs more vivid. Gloss coating also protects the surface from dust and moisture.

High-gloss UV is even shinier so it adds more saturation to colors. Additionally, UV coating provides an added layer of durability to our print products due to its thickness and abrasion resistance. You can write on gloss and high-gloss coated print products with permanent pens and markers.

Q: I don’t have a design yet. Do you offer templates?
A: Yes. Our online design tool, Create48, offers hundreds of customizable templates for business cards, brochures, flyers, and more. Choose from designs for a wide range of industries to customize for your unique brand.

Q: What does trim, safe zone, and bleed mean?
A: These are printing terms that show you which elements of your design are within guidelines when your order goes to print.

“Trim” shows you the full, finished size of the printed product. When laying out your design, the images and copy placed in this area will be trimmed off.

The “safe zone” is all areas found inside the trim. This is the important elements and information of your design that you do not want to cut.

The “bleed” is the extra material that will be trimmed off. It allows you to extend the unnecessary edges of your design so that when it’s trimmed, you will not be left with white edges.

Q: Do I get a proof for approval before printing?
A: Yes, we will send you a digital file that simulates your print order. Proofing allows you to preview your design and check that it will print correctly or if it needs to be revised. When you are satisfied and after you sign off on the proof, we can begin printing your order.

Layout Templates

Get FREE Reflective Adhesive Vinyl Layout Templates

Click the size below to download a ZIP file containing the templates for that size in both horizontal and vertical orientation.

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Service and Quality Great service and quality as usual! I've used 48HourPrint for over 15 years. Great customer service, pricing, and variety of offerings
Date published: 2020-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality...fantastic price! I bought 1000 tri-fold, full color brochures. Amazing quality at a fantastic price.
Date published: 2020-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable Excellence I have been doing business with your company for over a decade, and always have been pleased with the outcomes.
Date published: 2020-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet! The brochures I ordered are terrific and will make a great impression with our guests.
Date published: 2019-10-25
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