Size: 8" x 9", 8.5" x 11", 8.5" x 14", 9" x 12", 9" x 16", 11" x 17", or 11" x 25.5"

Paper: 70# gloss or offset text, 80# gloss or matte text, 100# gloss or matte text, 80# gloss or matte cover, 100# gloss or matte cover

Printing: Full Color Both Sides (4/4)

Options: Hole Drilling

Fold: Half Fold, Tri Fold, Accordion Fold, Barrel Fold, Double Parallel Fold, Gate Fold, Z Fold, Half and Half Fold

Artwork: Print-Ready PDFs Preferred

Custom brochures help you tell the whole story

Share your message with a well-designed brochure. Packed with information for a small cost, full color brochures will help you acquaint customers with your company, introduce new product lines, and point out key features and benefits of your products. With folded brochures, you can highlight a business service or product features with plenty of text and full color images. Choose from half fold, tri fold, accordion, barrel fold, z fold brochures and more. 

When designing your marketing materials, keep the following in mind and remember all of the benefits of using full color custom brochures.

Brochure Tips

Choosing your paper:

Decide first whether you'd like a gloss finish or a matte finish. Gloss paper stocks will have a shiny appearance and are great to use when promoting products. Matte paper stocks have a satin/dull finish and thus less shine, which can give your materials an elegant, professional look. 

Next, you'll decide what weight of paper you'd like for your brochures. 70# and 80# text are very lightweight, cost-efficient paper stocks. 100# text is a medium weight paper and is our most popular option. If you're looking for something heavier than a text weight paper, we also offer both 80# and 100# cover in gloss and satin finishes. 

Designing your custom brochure:

Have a strong headline and a consistent message
Have a clear call to action: give your customers a specific reason to call your business or visit your website
Place product features in a bulleted list
Break up paragraphs of text with colorful images
Always include your contact information
Don't include more than 2 font styles
Make sure all of your images are high resolution
Display your finished marketing materials in a holder and have them visible in your lobby

Folded Brochures FAQ

What’s the most common size for brochures?
Our most popular size for brochures is 8.5” x 11”. This size folds to 8.5” x 3 11/16” and is most commonly used for tri-fold brochures.

How do I layout my artwork for a brochure?
For design guidelines, please refer to our complimentary layout templates here. They will help you properly layout your brochures for printing.

Can you mail my brochures for me?
Yes, we offer complete mailing services to help you save both time and money with your direct mail campaigns. Our services include list processing (includes CASS and NCOA certification), addressing, sorting, bundling, tabbing, and delivery to USPS. To order mailing services with your brochures, simply select “Inkjet and Mailprep” under the mailing services option on our instant pricing calculator.

Can folded brochures be mailed without an envelope?
Yes, folded brochures can be self-mailers. You must select at least an 80# text weight to meet USPS regulations. For best quality, we recommend 100# text weight or a cover weight.

What’s the difference between each paper stock?
Gloss paper stocks will have a shiny appearance and are great to use when promoting products. Matte paper stocks have a velvet finish and thus less shine, which can give your materials an elegant, professional look. 70# and 80# gloss text are very lightweight and economical paper stocks. 70# uncoated text is a high quality, bright white uncoated paper stock, which makes it great for writing and forms.100# text is a high quality, medium weight paper and is our most popular option. 80# and 100# cover stocks offer a premium feel to your brochures as they are thicker and heavier than text weight stocks.

Can I have my brochures folded to 5.5" x 8.5" for mailing?
Yes, this is an additional service we can provide in order for your brochures to mail at the letter rate. This is most commonly done on 11" x 17" brochures that are folded once to an 8.5" x 11", then folded once more to 5.5" x 8.5" to ensure they mail at the letter rate, not the flat rate. To add this additional fold, select "Half and Half" under folding options. 

70# Gloss Text: High quality, light text weight paper stock with a gloss finish on both sides.
70# Offset Text: High Quality, light text weight paper stock that is uncoated.
80# Gloss Text: High quality, medium text weight paper stock with a gloss finish on both sides.
80# Matte Text: High quality, medium text weight paper stock with a satin/dull finish on both sides.
100# Gloss Text: High quality, heavy text weight paper stock with a gloss finish on both sides.
100# Matte Text: High quality, heavy text weight paper stock with a satin/dull finish on both sides.
80# Gloss Cover: High quality, medium cover weight paper stock with a gloss finish on both sides.
80# Matte Cover: High quality, medium cover weight paper stock with a satin/dull finish on both sides.
100# Gloss Cover: High quality, heavier cover weight paper stock with a gloss finish on both sides.
100# Matte Cover: High quality, heavier cover weight paper stock with a satin/dull finish on both sides.

Document size: Same size as final trim size of piece

Bleed: Set your bleed to .125" on all sides

Safe Area: Set your margins to .125" and keep all important elements (logos, text, and images that do not bleed) within these margins

Resolution: 300 PPI for all images is strongly recommended for best print quality

File Type: PDFs are preferred

Uploading files: You can upload files directly to this product page by clicking "Upload Your File & Order Now". Or, if you prefer to send your files a different way, you can send files here.

If you need any help with creating your print ready artwork, please give us a call at 800-227-7377 or email us at info@uspress.com.

Proofing: After you place your order and upload your artwork, our prepress team will begin inspecting your files to ensure your document size, bleed lines, margins, image resolution, and more are correct in order for the best print quality. They will email you a soft proof (PDF) for your approval prior to printing. Most proofs are sent within 1 business day of order placement; more complex art files can sometimes take longer. Soft proofing is an easy way to see what your finished product will look like and make sure the content is correct. However, soft proofing is not intended for exact color matching. Every monitor displays color differently, and on backlit screens, colors may appear lighter than the actual colors contained in your files. If color matching is critical, please give us a call at 800-227-7377 to order a hard proof.

Production Time: Production time begins after proof approval and is the time required to produce your order before it ships. It is calculated in business days, starting at the next occurrence of 9:00 AM Eastern on the 1st business day after the proof is approved. U.S. Press is closed Saturdays, Sundays and all major holidays; thus, these days are not included in the production schedule.

Our optional print ready custom brochure templates offer an easy way to set up your design to be printed at maximum quality.  Simply select the size and fold of the brochure you need, select your preferred file type, and follow the guidelines for safe area, margins, bleed lines and resolution. Once your artwork is complete, upload your file and order your custome brochure today!

Tri-Fold Templates

Half-Fold Templates

Barrel Fold Templates

Z-Fold Templates

Double Parallel Templates