8.5" x 11" Double Gate Fold Brochure Template

Template includes Adobe InDesign®, Illustrator® and PDF versions

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Template includes Adobe InDesign®, Illustrator® and PDF versions

How to Setup a 8.5" x 11" Double Gate Fold Brochure

Make sure that your next printed brochure project starts off right with this downloadable template.

To lay out an 8.5″ x 11″ Double Gate Fold Brochure in your design or layout program, create one page for the front and one page for the back, and measure out where the folds will be with guides (see figure below). Bleeds should be set on the outside edges of the piece and must extend .125” (1/8”), with the page size defined as the final trim size.

Flat Size – Inches (W x H):

37.75″ x 11″

Final Folded Size:

8.5″ x 11″

Panel Sizes:

    • 4 – 8.5″ x 11″ Panels

<li>4 – 8.375″ x 11″ Panels

Notes:

8.5" x 11" Double Gate Fold Brochure

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8.5" x 11" Double Gate Fold Brochure Flat

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LEARN MORE ABOUT FOLDED BROCHURES

How are folded brochures made?

1

Proofing

The perfect folded brochure starts with preparation. Once we receive your brochure artwork we double check alignment as well as complete our standard prepress checks for resolution, color, fonts, and more.

2

Printing

Depending on order quantity and design requirements (PMS colors, foil, varnishes, etc. ) your folded brochure will either be printed on our HP Indigo 12000 or with our UV Offset presses.

3

Cutting & Folding

Once printed, your folded brochure will be trimmed and cut to final size. With heavier weight stocks, scoring is applied prior to folding to prevent the ink from cracking and results in a higher-quality and longer lasting finished piece.

PRINTING PRO-TIPS

Three Tips For Folded Brochure Printing

We’ve printed millions of folded brochures over the years. Follow these three tips from our experienced prepress department to insure the best outcome for your next folded brochure project.

If you have problems or want an advice, you can always reach out to us. Let’s print something awesome together.

Example of Pocket Folder Die Lines

Cut, bleed, & die?

The scary details of folded brochures.

When designing, visualize your folded brochure flattened out. Content on the interior pages should be oriented upside down and on the same side as the outside of your folded brochure.

Your design should extend .125” (1/8”) beyond the edge to allow room for cutting.

Color Tips for Pocket Folders

Colors that POP!

Getting the ink to match the screen.

Make sure you have designed your folded brochure in CMYK, not RGB color space, for accurate color reproduction. If requested, we can print using Pantone (Spot) colors. Please label them in your artwork accordingly and notify us when requesting an estimate.

Consider using on of our print special effects to really make your folded brochure stand-out.

Pocket folder file prep tips

Proper PDF prep.

Perfect PDF's are perfectly easy.

We prefer you provide your final folded brochure artwork as a PDF. When saving please downsize all images above 300 dpi and include your document bleed settings and crop marks. Please embed all fonts or convert text to outlines.

For perfect PDF's every time, download and install our PDF presets for Adobe Suite.

Folded Brochures For Inspiration

Check out some of the folded brochures we've printed!

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