Brochure Printing: Utilize our fast and efficient Printing Services
Brochures are a staple marketing strategy for good reason. Hand these out at a trade show, display them at your store counter, or give them away at pop-up store events.
Print brochures that effectively maximize the available space and number of panels. Choose a size that will bring out the details of your images and clearly communicate your text. The standard sizes below measure the entire brochure before folding:
- 2-fold: 8.5” x 11”
- 3-fold: 8.5” x 11” and 11” x 17”
- 4-fold: 8.5” x 14”
While these are the most popular sizes, the best type of brochure for you will depend entirely on its content. There are some brochure styles that will display images better than text. From half-fold to z-fold, all the way to parallel map fold, we offer a wide variety of sizes and brochure types to suit any purpose.
Note: All sizes on the calculator are measurements before folding.
Choose the Best Brochure Fold
How to Use a 2-Panel Option
Popularly known as bifold brochures, this type of brochure is made up of two panels, folding the total space in half. This style works best for simple business presentations. The large space can introduce one or two products or services.
How to Use the 3-Panel Format
Best Uses for 4-Panel Brochures
The accordion fold divides your brochure into four panels that fold on top of one another. This option unfolds information in an organized and sequential manner. It is like the z-fold, but with four panels. It’s much simpler to design compared to other brochures because of its chronological way to present information. Use accordion folds for event brochures with day-to-day schedules or even for maps.
Double Parallel Fold
The double parallel fold divides your brochure into four panels that are parallel and stand in the same direction. This brochure is usually printed on larger paper to give extra space for your design. You can use double parallel fold brochures to give customers a detailed look of your company, categorize different product offers, or add a form that customers need to fill out.
This fold divides your brochure into four panels. The paper is folded in half, and then folded again perpendicular to the first fold. The total space is large enough to show photographs of your products. The French fold is popular for programs and promotional pieces especially when it is necessary to have a full-size image on the inside of the print material.
Parallel Map Fold
This fold divides the brochure into four vertical panels, which are directly adjacent to one another when the paper has been fully opened. A parallel map brochure will open like a folder, and then unfold further. Use the long height per panel to showcase your services in detail.
Find Your Perfect Paper Stock & Coating
Our brochure printing service offers four premium paper stock options.
70 lb. paper comes uncoated, making it easy to write on with any pen or marker. It’s lightweight, but thicker and more durable than standard copy paper.
80 lb. paper is slightly heavier than 70 lb. paper. It comes with a gloss finish, so it adds a reflective shine to your brochures. Choose gloss coating to add vibrance and saturation to your images. Gloss paper is writable but only using permanent ink.
100 lb. paper is our popular paper stock for brochures because of its thick, premium feel. For brochures, we always recommend 100 lb. paper because of its texture and durability. Choose high-gloss UV for added shine or matte coating for an elegant, subdued effect.
10 pt. cardstock is our heftiest, most durable material for brochures. We recommend 10 pt. cardstock for brochure types with less folds so that they stay closed when not in use. You can also choose high-gloss UV or matte coating for this type of cardstock.
Note: Both paper and 10 pt. cardstock are folded before shipment. Read up on paper and cardstock here.
Our gloss and matte coating options bring out details of your images and text. Gloss coating on both sides adds some shine without glaring against the light. If you need the colors to pop and don’t mind the extra shine, select the high-gloss UV coating. Brochures with high-gloss UV coating can also withstand repeated handling. Matte coating has a satin-like texture and its smooth surface keeps the customer reading through several images and a lot of text.
Upload your design or create a new one using our online brochure design tool. Need brochures fast? Confirm your order by 10 a.m. PT Monday through Friday and your order will be ready for pick up or shipping between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. PT on the same day.
What does “printing tournaround” mean?
“Printing tournaround” is the number of days allotted to print your order. It does not include weekends and holidays. Shipping transit time is not included in turnaround time.
What printing and shipping options should I choose for a rush order?
Follow these steps to select the fastest printing options:
- Select “Ready Today” as your printing turnaround so that the design will be ready on the same day.
- Enter your ZIP code under “Delivery Options” to get an estimate and see the fastest shipping times for your order.
- You can choose from 1-day delivery dates. Some locations have next-day pickup dates available as well.
What is the difference between gloss and high-gloss UV coating?
High-gloss UV has a high-shine finish that appears wet when applied on deep, dark colors like black and blue. The high-gloss UV coating is abrasion resistant and able to withstand frequent handling.
Gloss coating also has a shiny surface and reflects light off your design. It has less sheen than high-gloss UV and can also protect your prints from scuffs and scratches.
What are the most popular brochure sizes and their main uses?
- 2-fold 8.5” x 11” is primarily used to introduce a specific product or service.
- 3-fold 8.5” x 11” and 11” x 17” allow you to present longer lists or detailed information in a sequence.
- 4-fold 8.5” x 14” provides more space or larger areas for images and infographics to showcase blocks of information in an organized manner.
Why should I use the free proof?
Selecting the free proof lets you check the design before it is printed. We highly recommend this for individuals under a rushed timeline or those with specific printing concerns on their file. It’s also recommended to customers who are new to getting designs printed or using NextDayFlyers. Our customer service team will be available to address any concerns regarding the proof.