Share Your Story With Premium Brochures


Attract potential customers and introduce them to your business with custom brochures. PrintRunner offers high-quality and long-lasting brochures made of durable and fade-resistant materials. Whether you’re promoting an event, launching new products, or opening a store, we can print brochures that will put the spotlight on your company. We have standard and custom sizes, glossy and matte paper stocks, and nine folding options for you to choose from.

You can strategically design the flow of your content to match the type of brochure fold so customers can easily learn about your brand and services. While brochures are typically distributed by hand, they can also be mailed or packed with other offers, and we can help you do this too!

At PrintRunner, we make it easy to create custom brochures online. You can use your ready-made design or create a layout from scratch using our Online Designer. If you’re having second thoughts about your design file, our prepress team can check your artwork to make sure it prints according to your exact specifications, free of charge.

Print in bulk and enjoy free shipping on qualified orders. We offer the best prices and fast turnarounds!




Brochure Printing Tips


Use our online design tool to start creating versatile promotional materials. All?brochures?are printed using high-quality paper and cardstock, with each number indicating their corresponding thickness. If you want to add protection to your brochures, you can also upgrade them with a matte or a glossy coating.

To create an effective promotional tool, here are some tips to keep in mind before printing your brochure template.

  • Brochure folds are the most distinctive features of brochures. You can use the distinct flow of each fold to help you organize information.
  • Limit your font choices. Usually, two or three different fonts are enough—one for the title, one for the headers, and one for the body.
  • Know your paper stock and coating. Consider using thicker paper for added durability. The coating you choose depends on your intended effect. If you want to highlight images without drowning out your text, choose a glossy finish. The matte coating is more subdued and guides customers through reading the brochure design.
  • Use simple statements to get your point across and proofread before printing.
  • Use high resolution photos. That first impression is important. Often, customers are turned off by blurry or grainy images.

Our customer service team members are experts who will guide you through our brochure printing options. Make sure to avail of our free check offer so all bases are covered before brochure printing.

Note: We fold all paper stock and 10 pt. cardstock brochures before delivery.


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Question & Answer

PrintRunner’s brochures come in nine (9) standard sizes: 4.25” x 5.5”, 4.25” x 11”, 5.5” x 8.5”, 8” x 9”, 8.5” x 11”, 8.5” x 14”, 9” x 12”, 11” x 17”, 11” x 25.5”.

Please note that all sizes refer to the non-folded format.

“Size before folding” refers to the brochure’s dimensions (length and width) before the paper or cardstock is folded into panels. We let you choose according to the total size since the folded size differs per fold. You may refer to the image above to see how each folding option looks like before and after folding.

The most popular sizes depend on the number of folds. For half-fold brochures, the most popular sizes (before folding) are: 5.5” x 8.5”, 8.5” x 11”, and 11” x 17”. The most popular sizes (before folding) for three-panel brochures are 8.5” x 11”, 8.5” x 14”, and 11” x 17”.

Yes, we do. You can customize the size of your brochures to fit the needs of your brand. On the dropdown menu, choose Custom Sizes and pick the size you need. Our custom brochure sizes range from 6” to 27.75” (width) and 4” to 16” (height).

We recommend that you use the 70 lb. uncoated paper if you need to write information while discussing details with a client.

The 80 lb. and 100 lb. glossy paper variants offer more durability with a shiny finish, perfect for handing out or giving away at an event.

The 10 pt. cardstock is preferred by those who need something extra durable for display, as inserts or giveaways with products, or as mailable brochures.

Printing costs for brochures depend on the brochure type, material, and quantity. The more you order, the lower the cost per unit. You can use the order calculator to check the price of the brochure you would like to order. Simply indicate the quantity, size, paper, and type of fold so the order calculator can generate an estimated price for your brochures.

We offer a wide range of brochure folds that will work for any business. Here are our most popular types:

Half fold is printed on both sides and folded to give you a total of four panels. It’s a common choice because the design layout is simple to work with.

Trifold is another favorite among businesses because they are compact when folded and large enough to accommodate text and images.

French fold works well for large illustrations like maps and infographics.

Whatever your purpose, there’s plenty of ways you can customize your brochures with PrintRunner. Learn more about different brochure types and their ideal uses here.

You can create your own artwork online with our easy-to-use design tool. Follow these steps:

1. Choose your type of brochure from the category page.
2. Use the order calculator under “Get Started Here” to indicate your preferred brochure size, quantity, paper, and paper fold.
3. Select “Design Your File Online” and then click “Start Designing”.
4. You will be redirected to PrintRunner's Online Design Tool.
5. Use the toolbar to upload and search for images, create shapes and text, and add colors to your custom brochures.
6. Once you are satisfied, click “Save As” then name your project. You can then proceed with the rest of the order process.

Our preferred file format is PDF. We also accept JPG, PSD, PNG, TIF, EPS, AI, and PUB. We recommend a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for quality printing results. Before uploading, please set your color settings to CMYK and check for any grammatical or spelling errors.

The estimated date of delivery depends on different factors. If you complete your order by 5pm PST (includes review and approval of the PDF proof), your brochures can be shipped by the next business day.

Take note that printing time does not include shipping and delivery dates. You can see the rates and shipping time by typing your zip code in the Estimated Shipping box on this page.

The free proof is a PDF document that contains technical information about your file. If you choose this option, our print specialists will run your artwork through a series of checks and modify your file accordingly. This ensures that your design will print exactly how you want it. The proof may also include recommendations from our team.

The 10 pt. cardstock (in gloss and in matte) is the best option when it comes to durability. This material does not easily crease, so your brochures will look as crisp as the day they were printed.

Fold Options: Impactful, Detailed, and Organized Brochure Printing


Making a good first impression to clients is important. With PrintRunner, you can print brochures that look professional in every way. Choose from our selection of folds—there is one every business need.

We have nine folding options that are categorized into three groups. These are:

Two Panels

Half-Fold

Half-Fold or Bi-fold Brochures

The simplest in all brochure folds. This option creates two panels or two equal halves. This fold is a great choice for simple business presentations and if you want your front page to focus on a compelling visual graphic.

Three Panels

Tri-Fold

Tri-Fold Brochures

Also known as the letter fold, is the most popular folding option at PrintRunner. The trifold is a classic brochure fold that is folded twice to create three equal panels on each side. This fold is mostly used for marketing events, presenting numbered lists, or sharing any information in a sequence.

Z-Fold

Z-Fold Brochures

Is a folding option that follows a Z shape. It has three printed panels on each side, and is mostly used for direct mail marketing.

Gate Fold

Gate Fold

This fold forms two symmetrical folds that open to reveal a bigger center panel. Use this for bigger presentations or if you want to unveil a new hero product or service.

Four Panels

French Fold

French Fold

This option folds the brochure in half horizontally and then vertically to create four equally sized panels. This is best used for image-heavy brochures, infographics, or maps.

Accordion Fold

Accordion Fold

This brochure fold has a zigzag pattern and creates four alternating panels on each side. If you’re printing long texts and need detailed images in your brochure, this is the fold option for you.

Double-Parallel Fold

Double-Parallel Fold

This fold option creates four panels by folding the paper in half and then in another half, parallel to the first fold. Use this if you have a more detailed presentation like promotional handouts.

Roll Fold

Roll Fold

This type of fold option folds your brochure inwards like a spiral. This fold is ideal for revealing information one detail at a time like in tutorials or step by step guides.

Double Gate Fold

Double Gate Fold

Also referred to as a closed gatefold, this fold option is similar to the gate fold except the interior panel is folded at the center. Since this offers a wider space for brochure designs, it is best used for highlighting colors, lengthier texts, images, and other large presentations.

Paper

Each brochure can be printed on the following paper and cardstock options:

70 lb. Uncoated Paper
  • Twice as thick as regular copy paper
  • Extremely easy to fold
  • 100% sustainably sourced
  • Writable surface absorbs ink better

80 lb. Glossy Paper
  • Similar thickness and quality to a magazine page
  • 100% sustainably sourced
  • Smooth coating adds more brightness to colors
100 lb. Glossy Paper
  • Foldable and durable
  • 100% sustainably sourced
  • Smooth coating adds more brightness to colors
  • Surface writability is limited

100 lb. Matte Paper
  • Can withstand repeated handling
  • 100% sustainably sourced
  • Matte coating creates an elegant and subdued effect
  • Recommended for writing using permanent ink markers

10 pt. Glossy Cardstock
  • Thickness is similar to paperback book covers
  • Scored prior to folding
  • 100% sustainably sourced
  • Soft gloss finish prevents fading
  • Limited surface writability

10 pt. Matte Cardstock
  • Thickness is similar to paperback book covers
  • Scored prior to folding
  • 100% sustainably sourced
  • Matte laminate adds a soft texture and muted effect
  • Recommended for writing using permanent ink markers

Download Blank Print Templates

Set up your print file with the correct trim and folding lines by downloading a blank template for your preferred design software. Note that all sizes indicated refer to the brochure before folding. 

Final Dimensions
Description
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5.5" x 4.25"
Flat Brochures
5.5" x 4.25"
Half Fold Brochures
8.5" x 5.5"
Flat Brochures
8.5" x 5.5"
French Fold Brochures
8.5" x 5.5"
Gate Fold Brochures
8.5" x 5.5"
Half Fold Brochures
8.5" x 5.5"
Roll Fold Brochures
8.5" x 5.5"
Accordion Fold Brochures
8.5" x 5.5"
Tri-Fold Brochures
8.5" x 5.5"
Double Gate Fold Brochures
8.5" x 5.5"
Z-Fold Brochures
8.5" x 5.5"
Double Parallel Fold Brochures
9" x 12"
Half Fold then Tri Fold Brochures
9" x 8"
Flat Brochures
9" x 8"
Half Fold Brochures
11" x 8.5"
Double Parallel Fold Brochures
11" x 17"
Half Fold then Tri Fold Brochures
11" x 4.25"
Flat Brochures
11" x 8.5"
Flat Brochures
11" x 8.5"
French Fold Brochures
11" x 8.5"
Gate Fold Brochures
11" x 4.25"
Half Fold Brochures
11" x 8.5"
Half Fold Brochures
11" x 8.5"
Roll Fold Brochures
11" x 8.5"
Accordion Fold Brochures
11" x 4.25"
Tri-Fold Brochures
11" x 8.5"
Tri-Fold Brochures
11" x 8.5"
Double Gate Fold Brochures
11" x 4.25"
Z-Fold Brochures
11" x 8.5"
Z-Fold Brochures
12" x 9"
Double Parallel Fold Brochures
12" x 9"
Flat Brochures
12" x 9"
French Fold Brochures
12" x 9"
Gate Fold Brochures
12" x 9"
Half Fold Brochures
12" x 9"
Roll Fold Brochures
12" x 9"
Accordion Fold Brochures
12" x 9"
Tri-Fold Brochures
12" x 9"
Double Gate Fold Brochures
12" x 9"
Z-Fold Brochures
14" x 8.5"
Z-Fold Brochures
14" x 8.5"
Double Parallel Fold Brochures
14" x 8.5"
Flat Brochures
14" x 8.5"
French Fold Brochures
14" x 8.5"
Gate Fold Brochures
14" x 8.5"
Half Fold Brochures
14" x 8.5"
Roll Fold Brochures
14" x 8.5"
Accordion Fold Brochures
14" x 8.5"
Tri-Fold Brochures
14" x 8.5"
Double Gate Fold Brochures
17" x 11"
Z-Fold Brochures
17" x 11"
Double Parallel Fold Brochures
17" x 11"
Flat Brochures
17" x 11"
French Fold Brochures
17" x 11"
Gate Fold Brochures
17" x 11"
Half Fold Brochures
17" x 11"
Roll Fold Brochures
17" x 11"
Accordion Fold Brochures
17" x 11"
Tri-Fold Brochures
17" x 11"
Double Gate Fold Brochures
25.5" x 11"
Z-Fold Brochures
25.5" x 11"
Double Parallel Fold Brochures
25.5" x 11"
Half Fold then Tri Fold Brochures
25.5" x 11"
Flat Brochures
25.5" x 11"
French Fold Brochures
25.5" x 11"
Gate Fold Brochures
25.5" x 11"
Half Fold Brochures
25.5" x 11"
Roll Fold Brochures
25.5" x 11"
Accordion Fold Brochures
25.5" x 11"
Tri-Fold Brochures
25.5" x 11"
Double Gate Fold Brochures
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