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Flyer and Brochure Design Specifications

Print dimensions and downloadable starter files

If you are creating your own design files, rather than using our customizable designs, it is important that you follow these basic design specifications in order to ensure that your file upload goes smoothly and your order prints as you intend.

Preparing Your Files

If you have not already done so, please review our guide to Preparing Your Files for acceptable file types and file specifications. This page covers important terminology and file setup, including:

  • Bleeds, inner margins and trim size
  • CMYK color and color matching standards
  • Image resolution and dpi
  • Embedded fonts and linked files
  • Copyrighted images and other content
  • PDF and printed proofs

Failure to follow these guidelines may result in a delay in printing.

Bindery Services

If you plan to have your flyer or brochure folded, scored, perforated, or glue dot/tab sealed, please see our Bindery Services page for more information.

On this page:
Preparing Your Files
Bindery Services
Flyer & Brochure Design Specifications
   Letter
   Legal
   Tabloid
   Tri-fold Brochure

Flyer and Brochure Design Specifications

Letter Size

Set the dimensions of your design to: 8.75" x 11.25"

The final trim size will be: 8.5" x 11"

Inner Margin (design area): 0.25" within the trim line
  • As trim lines may vary slightly, keep any text or graphics that you want to preserve within design area.
Bleed: 0.125" beyond trim edge
  • If you want your background to print to the edge of your design, extend any background images or colors beyond the trim line.

Legal Size

Set the dimensions of your design to: 8.75" x 14.25"

The final trim size will be: 8.5" x 14"

Inner Margin (design area): 0.25" within the trim line
  • As trim lines may vary slightly, keep any text or graphics that you want to preserve within design area.
Bleed: 0.125" beyond trim edge
  • If you want your background to print to the edge of your design, extend any background images or colors beyond the trim line.

Tabloid Size

Set the dimensions of your design to: 11.25" x 17.25"

The final trim size will be: 11" x 17"

Inner Margin (design area): 0.25" within the trim line
  • As trim lines may vary slightly, keep any text or graphics that you want to preserve within design area.
Bleed: 0.125" beyond trim edge
  • If you want your background to print to the edge of your design, extend any background images or colors beyond the trim line.

Tri-Fold Brochure

Set the dimensions of your design to: 11.25" x 8.75"

The final trim size will be: 11" x 8.5"
The final folded size will be: 3.67" x 8.5"

Inner Margin (design area): 0.25" within the trim line
  • As trim lines may vary slightly, keep any text or graphics that you want to preserve within design area.
Bleed: 0.125" beyond trim edge
  • If you want your background to print to the edge of your design, extend any background images or colors beyond the trim line.
Please see our Bindery Services page for additional details.


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