Brochure Printing FAQ
Do you know the five points to a great brochure? Great, now become a pro on the technical parts of the print process with these top customer questions!
We receive hundreds of phone calls each week at 1800 Postcards wanting to know more about what we offer. Many questions range from printing and billing inquiries to mailing and pick-up times. We’ve compiled some of our most frequently asked questions on brochures below – check them out!
1) What are the different types of brochure folds? We feature five unique folds – half, gate, z, accordion and the traditional letter fold. These folds are our most frequently ordered, but we can also accommodate most custom folds as well.
2) What is bleed and trim? Bleed describes the edges of the document. To prevent a white border from showing at the edge it is necessary to extend background color or artwork to the very edge. Trim lines are the finished size of the document, where the document is cut close or almost exactly to. Due to the mechanics of printing, the actual cut can take place anywhere between the bleed and trim lines. We suggest keep text and artwork within these areas. To ensure an exact cut, please extend all borders and artwork by an 1/8″ on all sides.
*For example, if you would like your brochure to print 8.5 x 11 please make sure your document is 8.75 x 11.25.
3) What are the standard sizes for brochure printing? Our more popular standard brochures sizes are 8.5×5.5, 8.5×11, 8.5×14, 11×17. Although we are able to accommodate most custom sizes. You can also see our brochure templates to get a better idea of some popular sizes with guidelines.
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