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How to Design a Brochure?

Learn how to design and print a Brochure globally with Cloudprinter.com in just a few simple steps.

Download Brochure Templates in all available sizes in AI and PDF formats via the link

With the help of the templates, you can prepare the file for print in your Adobe Illustrator simply and easily.

*While preparing your file for print, you’ll have to exclude the bleeds layer.

Follow these simple steps to design and prepare your Brochure for print:

1. Choose the size and page orientation
To design and prepare your Brochure for print with Cloudprinter.com, you'll first of all have to choose one of the sizes available at Cloudprinter.com.

2. Single-sided cover print

While you're designing and preparing your Brochure for print you need to remember that the Brochure cover is always single-sided.
The inner sides of the cover are left blank.

3. Mind the number of pages
Keep in mind that your Brochure can be 8 pages at a minimum and up to 80 pages at a maximum, that depends on the paper used for the inner pages. At the same time, the number of pages in your Brochure should be multiples of 4.

4. The print file’s requirements
The print file must include the Brochure cover and the Brochure page block as one file (each page should be designed separately in the order you want to read your Brochure e.g. 1-16):
In case you want to have 16 pages Brochure, the print file must include 20 pages - 16 pages for the page block and 4 pages for the cover:
Page 1 - the cover’s front 1st page with the cover’s front image;
Page 2 - the cover's inside blank front page;
Page 3 - the page block’s 1st page with the required printed information;
Page 18 - the page block’s the 16th page (the last) with the required printed information;
Page 19 - the cover's inside blank back page;
Page 20 - the cover’s back 4th page with the cover’s back image.

Page set up-page count multiples of 4-1140-px (1)

5. Set Bleeds
Another step on your way, while you're designing and preparing your Brochure for print, is to set the bleeds.
For this, add 3 mm (0.125 in) to each side of the Brochure page. This way, you'll make sure all the important data is within the safe zone of bleed areas.

6. Brochure specifications:
The binding type — staple binding
Cover paper—coated silk
Lamination type — matte or gloss

7. Prepare the Brochure file for printing
- Set 300 DPI resolution
- Choose RGB print
- Save the file in PDF/X-4

Well done! Now you can print your Brochure all over the world as close to the delivery destination as possible.

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