Thursday, 26 October 2017

What is a trifold leaflet?

Trifold leaflets are one of the most ordered print products used to promote small businesses in the UK.

Literally, thousands of businesses use trifolds to drive sales, promote their business and convey information to customers.

Often referred to as 6pp DL, 6-page DL and A4 folded to DL leaflets, trifolds are a versatile marketing asset, which can make an impact in businesses of all shapes and sizes.

But what exactly is a trifold leaflet?  

Trifold leaflets are folded leaflets printed on A4 sized paper, which is folded twice to create a finished 'letter-folded' leaflet that is DL size (1/3rd A4 size).

Unlike the name suggests, a trifold leaflet is a folded leaflet with 2 folds, which creates 3 (tri) equal panels on both sides (6 in total). 

They're usually printed on thinner stock (250gsm or below).

The folds divide the paper into 3 equal sections, and they're usually distributed in their 'folded' (closed) state.

Trifolds are usually A4 folded down to DL size meaning they fit into a standard letter size envelope when closed.

Why should I order trifold leaflets?

Trifolds are one of our most popular printed products - we sell thousands of them each month to businesses from all over the UK.

There are so many uses for trifolds - with almost all businesses producing brochures of some sort.

Our trifolds start at £90 for 1000 - including free delivery and fast turnaround. If you'd like to order online, click here.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Quick guide to getting artwork ready for print

If you're designing your own artwork for print, you'll need to know how to set everything up properly, to achieve professional results. 

Setting your artwork up wrong could result in a costly mistake. 

Many printers are less than scrupulous when it comes to checking what you'd hope would be the basics. 

This short guide will help you set artwork up for print correctly.

How to set artwork files up for print:

  • Resolution: It's imperative you create artwork at the right resolution - most printers need 300dpi. Set your files up at this resolution right from the start.
  • Bleed: Bleed allows your artwork to run right to the edge of the printed document - by printing your artwork larger than the finished document, and trimming it down to size printers are able to safely print 'right to the edge' because of bleed. 
  • Colour: Commercial printers print in CMYK colour - this is a totally different space to RGB (which screens use), so to avoid artwork looking washed out, always design it in CMYK from the start. 
  • File format: Always check which file format your printers would like artwork supplied in. Most will be PDF which allows vector based artwork to remain as vectors and not bitmap. Supplying your artwork in the correct format results in better quality printing.
  • Folds and marks: If you're printing folded leaflets like trifolds, always check where the printers fold positions are - they're all different!

If you need help setting your artwork up for print, or need a free file check and are printing with us, just send it over and we'll get back to you within a few hours! Order online at