Brochures are one of the most versatile ways to communicate in print. At Perfect, we provide brochure printing services for a variety of promotional and informational purposes.
In the markets we serve, such as finance, retail, nonprofit and higher education, we provide brochure printing services for our customers’ print communication plans. Although a brochure is just a single sheet of paper, the wide variety of folds available can turn one into a unique communication piece.
We can use our digital brochure printing capabilities to personalize your brochures, or we can use our traditional offset presses to print large quantities to keep unit costs down.
What is a Brochure?
Brochures offer a flexibility that is unmatched by other print communications, like postcards or booklets.
Brochure printing can be done in many standard or custom sizes. The most common flat—or open—brochure sizes are 11 x 19, 8.5 x 11 and 9 x 12. Common folded sizes cover a wide range: 3.5 x 8.5, 3.625 x 8.5, 4 x 9, 5.5 x 8.5 and 8.5 x 11.
What gives brochures their flexibility is the nearly unlimited number of interesting folds available. The two folds that people most commonly see are bifold and trifold. While these folds tend to be the go-to options, there are many other folds that are more complex. To name a few, there are the barrel fold, gatefold, accordion fold and right-angle fold. There are also folds that take advantage of asymmetrical panel sizes to create unique opening experiences.
Feel free to contact Perfect to learn which folds are available as part of the professional brochure printing we perform.
Tips for Brochure Printing
When designing your brochure, be aware that certain folds—such as a trifold—may require one panel to be slightly smaller than the others to allow for proper folding. If you are unsure about how to set up your brochure design, ask us—we’d be happy to help.
When submitting your brochure for print, indicate the fold lines on your file in a color that will stand out so we can be aware of the intended fold.
When choosing a stock for your brochure, be aware that text weight stocks are prone to cracking on the fold because they cannot hold a score as well as cover stocks. Brochures are usually scored prior to folding.
Print materials including postcards, brochures, annual report and magnet.
Four-color brochure for admitted students day at Drexel.
Materials including flyer, postcard and sponsorship brochure.
A four-color event brochure highlighting museum activities.
Four-color brochure, postcard and newsletter for a local non-profit organization.
Materials promoting Marlin's services and special leasing programs.
Foil-stamped trifold invitation for special premiere gala celebration.
High-end custom designed brochure targeting international students.
Promotional collateral and on-site signage for the annual Philadelphia Flower Show.
Global suppliers’ product brochures and booklets.