Our statistics show - a well designed brochure is a vital touch point for your audience and can increase direct bookings
Pebble has over 26 years experience in print design - and can help with the creation of an amazing brochure to help promote and showcase your business - both visually and practically.
Whether you need to refresh your current brochure, have new photos you want to add, or just plain want to shake things up with a hot new brochure - we can help!
Here is our super simple formula to help you choose the style of your brochure:
- Select the size: DL, A5, A4, etc - this will be the size of the brochure when it is folded.
- Orientation: landscape or portrait.
- Select your fold type: from the options below.
- Select the number of panels / pages: 4pp, 6pp, 8pp, 12pp, 16pp, 20pp, 24pp - keep in mind bound brochures, will need to be in multiples of 4.
- Location map: stylised vector location map of surrounding area - add or don’t add - extra fee to create.
most common brochure style: A4 to DL 6pp portrait roll fold brochure: 150GSM matte or gloss.
fold types / styles
Here is a list of the most common brochure fold types, to help you visualise the fold you would like to use:
Brochure - Fold Type - A4 Half Fold LandscapeA4, 4pp, Half Fold, Landscape
Brochure - Fold Type - A4 Square Half FoldA4, 4pp, Half Fold, Square
Brochure - Fold Type - A5 Half FoldA5, 4pp, Half Fold, Portrait
Brochure - Fold Type - A5 Half Fold LandscapeA5, 4pp, Half Fold, Landscape
Brochure - Fold Type - DL Accordion FoldDL, 8pp, Accordion Fold, Portrait
Brochure - Fold Type - DL Barrel FoldDL, 8pp, Barrel Fold, Portrait
Brochure - Fold Type - DL Double Gate FoldDL, 8pp, Double Gate Fold, Portrait
Brochure - Fold Type - DL Half FoldDL, 4pp, Half Fold, Portrait
Brochure - Fold Type - DL Half Fold LandscapeDL, 4pp, Half Fold, Landscape
Brochure - Fold Type - DL Roll FoldDL, 6pp, Roll Fold, Portrait
Brochure - Fold Type - DL Saddle StitchedDL, 8pp, Saddle Stitched, Portrait
Brochure - Fold Type - DL Z FoldDL, 8pp, Z Fold, Portrait
Here are some of our favourite brochure designs:
Bel Air - BrochureDL, 8pp, Double Gate Fold, Portrait
Coconut Grove - BrochureA4, Saddle Stitched, Landscape
Coolum at the Beach - BrochureDL, 8pp, Double Gate Fold, Portrait
Encore - BrochureA4, Square, Half Fold
Lake Crackenback - Brochure 01DL, 8pp, saddle stitched, brochure
Lake Crackenback - Brochure 02DL, 8pp, saddle stitched, brochure
Lake Crackenback - Brochure 03DL, 8pp, saddle stitched, brochure
Lake Crackenback - Brochure 04DL, 8pp, saddle stitched, brochure
Lake Crackenback - Brochure 05DL, 8pp, saddle stitched, brochure
Lake Crackenback - Day Spa - Brochure 01DL, 16pp, saddle stitched, brochure
Lake Crackenback - Day Spa - Brochure 02DL, 16pp, saddle stitched, brochure
Lake Crackenback - Day Spa - Brochure 03DL, 16pp, saddle stitched, brochure
Lake Crackenback - Wedding - Brochure 01A5, landscape, 24pp, saddle stitched, brochure
Lake Crackenback - Wedding - Brochure 02A5, landscape, 24pp, saddle stitched, brochure
Lake Crackenback - Wedding - Brochure 03A5, landscape, 24pp, saddle stitched, brochure
Lake Crackenback - Wedding - Brochure 04A5, landscape, 24pp, saddle stitched, brochure
Padrooms - Brochure 01DL, 6pp, roll fold, brochure
Padrooms - Brochure 02DL, 6pp, roll fold, brochure
Rumba Beach Resort - BrochureDL, 8pp, Double Gate Fold, Portrait
Sheraton Noosa - Christmas BrochureDL, 8pp, Double Gate Fold, Portrait
The Menzies - Brochure 01DL, Saddle Stitched, Portrait
The Menzies - Brochure 02DL, 6pp, roll fold, portrait
The Menzies - Brochure 03DL, 6pp, Roll Fold, Portrait
The Pad - Capability Brochure 01A4, 12pp, saddle stitched, brochure
The Pad - Capability Brochure 02A4, 12pp, saddle stitched, brochure
The Pad - Capability Brochure 03A4, 12pp, saddle stitched, brochure
The Pad - Capability Brochure 04A4, 12pp, saddle stitched, brochure
The Pad - School St - Brochure 01A4, square, 4pp, half fold, brochure
The Pad - School St - Brochure 02A4, square, 4pp, half fold, brochure
The Pad - School St - Brochure 03A4, square, 4pp, half fold, brochure
The Pad - School St - Brochure 04A4, square, 4pp, half fold, brochure
Tjapukai - Brochure Cover 01A4 brochure
Tjapukai - Brochure Cover 02A4 Brochure
Tranquility Day Spa - BrochureDL, 24pp, saddle stitched, portrait
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boutique print embellishments
If you are willing to go that extra step and add a touch of class to your brochure - why not splash out and add some of these fancy embellishments:
Emboss, deboss, die cut, metallic ink, metallic foiling, spot UV (clear ink), etc.
These sexy treatments transform a standard printed brochure into a practical work of art, not only eye catching but tactile, envoking the senses, intriguing the holder to take a double look and embedding your brand into their subconscious.
Contact us if you wish to create something beautifully unique.
brochure print process
Once we receive your detailed brief with the required print specifications and rough wireframe of what content and images you would like on each panel / page - this is the general workflow: initial design, changes/refinements, your final check and approval, we then prepare the print ready finished artwork, using our super detailed print checklist - minimum 1 hour, to prepare finished art and export the print ready PDF. Depending on the number of pages and the complexity of the artwork, will determine the amount of time to prepare the finished art, including the setup for any specialty print treatments. The finished artwork is then ready for print.
If we are printing the brochure for you - during the design process we will source a separate quoted amount from one of our highly trusted printers. Printing prices generally vary depending on the printer, time of year and how complex the artwork and print run is. Rule of thumb: the more standard a print run - the cheaper it is, the more complex / custom size / specialty embellishments, etc - the higher the price tag.
Once you have approved the print quote we will then upload the approved finished artwork and process the order with with the printer - providing them with the exact print specifications and delivery address. We will notify you with an estimated delivery time - this depends on the urgency and your deadline of course.
preparing finished art
Don’t be fooled... there is a real art to preparing print ready artwork. Please note: printers will refuse word documents as finished art and prefer print ready PDF's set to their exact printer specifications.
We can help you with this as we have prepared quite a few print ready files over the years. Every print job we prepare is checked against a super itemised print checklist - nothing goes to print without being checked, checked again and triple re-checked - giving you piece of mind that your print job will arrive perfectly in the highest quality - with no errors.
Once the print ready PDF has been created, you are accountable for the final check - once we receive your final tick of approval that all of the content and spelling is correct - we then upload the artwork with the printer.
The best part of all is holding the end printed product, hot off the press, enjoying the tactile beauty and not only the beauty but the practicality it will provide in the hands of your client, whether it be promotional or brand specific.
key things we need for every brochure job:
- Dimensions / trim size / fold size - final size the brochure will be once it has been printed, trimmed & folded - DL, A5, A4, etc
- Portrait or landscape
- Bleed - we use a standard 3mm bleed unless specified differently by the printer
- Crop marks: include or don't include
- Double sided
- Number of pages: keep in mind multiple page bound brochures need to be in multiples of 4
- Brochure fold type or binding style
- High quality / high resolution images - supplied 300dpi CMYK preferable - the higher the file size the better, over 2MB+ if possible, please do not send images under 1MB, they will generally be too low resolution
- Logo in vector format: EPS, AI, SVG, PDF
- Quantity - how many you would like printed, genrally 250/500 is the minimum print run
- Stock type (paper type) / thickness (GSM) - we may require a hard copy of any previously printed items, so we can match the paper type / GSM as best we can
- Specialty embelishments if required - preferred setup by printer
- Delivery address
- Deadline - please allow plenty of time for the following - initial design concepts, changes/refinements, approval, preparing the finished art, final approval, uploading artwork, processing the order with the printer, printing time, delivery
A brochure is one of many print items which can benefit your business. If you need a hand with branding more of your print collateral or want to create something fresh and new - Pebble is here to help. The more touch points you have, the more your audience can connect with you.
Check out our print collateral page
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