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Tri-Fold Menus



HelloPrint's tri-fold menus are ideal for bars and restaurants. Fill up to 6 pages with your selection of drinks and mouth watering treats with these compact menu cards. We've got an array of materials, sizes and finishes for you to choose from, and we also have the option of fast delivery, which means you don't have to wait long to get your hands on our customisable tri-fold menus!

  • Versatile promotional tool
  • Eco-friendly materials available
  • Over 170 gsm paper may result in cracks in high ink coverage designs around the fold line

Eco-Friendly options available - learn more

Product specifications
Material - Gloss Coated 135 to 350 gsm
- Matte/Silk Coated 90 to 400 gsm
- Writable uncoated 90 to 300 gsm
- Eco-friendly 80 to 300 gsm
Finishing Glossy | Matte
Size 5 sizes available
Shape Portrait | Landscape | Square
Print technique Digital | Offset
Print Double-sided
Design guidelines
Add 3 mm bleed.

To allow leeway for cutting differences in production, always add a bleed of 3 mm around all edges of your design. Make sure colours, background pictures and layouts extend into the bleed area so as to avoid leaving white lines as a result of cutting tolerances.

Keep 4 mm safety margin.

Keep all important text and images at least 4 mm away from the edge of the finished size.

Resolution of at least 300 dpi.

Make sure the resolution of the images and graphics in your artwork are at least 300 dpi.

Use CMYK as the colour mode.

Prepare your files using CMYK as the colour mode, not RGB. Use colourmode FOGRA39 (ISO Coated v2). If you are unsure of the colour mode of your file, don't worry we can always convert this for you. Keep in mind this can cause the colours to differ from the original file.

Save your files in uneditable, print-ready file formats.

Save your files in uneditable, print-ready file formats (PDF (1.4 or higher), TIFF, EPS, JPG). Deliver your files in one layer: the background layer.

Convert fonts to outlines or embed all the fonts.

Make sure you convert fonts to outlines or embed all the fonts when saving it to PDF.

Fonts should be at least 6 pt.

Fonts should be at least 6 pt.

Use the right values for full colour black.

Use Rich Black (C:63% M:52% Y:51% K:100%) for larger areas and text to get a deep black colour. Do not use this value for text smaller than 15 pt or plain text. This can only be used in full colour printing. For designing black smaller texts use 100% black.

Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.

Force Colour Images to CMYK with a 260% ink limit (in Photoshop > Convert Colour Profile > Photoshop 5 Default CMYK). Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.

Check line thickness.

Lines should be at least 0.25 pt. Negative lines should be at least 0.5 pt.

Check your artwork for overprint.

Make sure no elements in your artwork are set on overprint unless you want this effect in your design. You can read more about overprint in our Help Centre.

Keep 4 mm safety margin from the fold.

Keep all important text and images at least 4 mm away from the fold.

Make sure the alignment and the sequence of the sides are recognizable.

Make sure the alignment and the sequence of the sides are recognizable (we do not check your document in terms of content).

Guide PDF
1/3 A3 Tri-Fold (140 x 297 mm) PDF Indesign
A4 Tri-Fold (landscape) PDF Indesign
A4 Tri-Fold (210 x 297 mm) PDF Indesign
DL | US Tri-Fold (99 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
A5 Tri-Fold (landscape) (210 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
A5 Tri-Fold (441 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
A6 Tri-Fold (312 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
Square Large Tri-Fold PDF Indesign
Square Medium Tri-Fold PDF Indesign
Square Small Tri-Fold PDF Indesign
Frequently asked questions
What is this product? And what can I use it for?
  • Tri-Fold Menus are folded sheets of printed paper that can be used to display drink or food menus, introduce people to your business, promote discounts or events, provide information to your customers and share the latest news or deals surrounding your business.

Which production techniques do we use?
  • Digital printing: Uses four colours (CMYK) with toners and inks to print digital files. This option is comparable to a large home printer, and is cheaper than Litho printing for smaller quantities. This is because there are fewer starting costs, fewer components involved, and no ink drying time required.

  • Offset Lithography/Litho printing: This technique uses wet ink and aluminium and rubber plates to transfer images and text onto paper sheets, resulting in sharp, vibrant, and consistent prints. While this method may require slightly more setup than digital printing, it's the most cost-effective option for larger print runs.

Which carriers are used for the delivery?
  • For the delivery of Tri-Fold Menus, we use our most reliable carriers which, in most cases, are UPS or DPD.

  • We also use DHL and our own courier service. However, these carriers are only used for certain products (depending on the size, the turnaround and the quantity).

I can't find the product I'm looking for. Can I request a quotation?
  • The Tri-Fold Menus chosen in most cases can be selected via our website.

  • If your material type, weight, quantity, size or other specification is not listed, you can request a quotation. We aim to get back to you within 2 working days.

  • Depending on the complexity, this can take a bit longer.

Will my Tri-Fold Menus be printed on both sides?
  • Yes, Tri-Fold Menus will be printed on both sides.

Will my Tri-Fold Menus be delivered folded?
  • Everything up to 170 grams will be delivered folded. From and above 250 gsm, your Tri-Fold Menus will be creased, but not folded. This is done to prevent the Tri-Fold Menus from cracking or tearing.

Ordering process
Ordering with own design
Choose and configure: Choose the product, select your preferences and your desired delivery time.

Add to cart: Add to cart, review your preferences and edit/duplicate if needed. We recommend opting for Premium Artwork Check.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment & design: Choose your preferred payment method in this step. You can also choose to upload your artwork first and pay at a later stage.

Design check: Upload your design. We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!
Using editor design
Choose and configure: Find the best product for you, configure it and choose your delivery time.*

Design in the editor: Now you can upload and edit your artwork, if necessary, with the help of our editors. From here, you can add your product(s) to the cart.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment: Choose your preferred payment method in this step.

Design check: We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!

Shape: Portrait

Folded size: DL / US

Keep in mind: the size you pick is for the folded leaflet! An A5 half-fold folds out from an A4, and a tri-fold shrinks an A4 to a sleek DL. Perfect sizing, every fold.

Estimated delivery date

Upload and approve your files before: Monday, 22 July 2024 17:00

£35.99 Excl. VAT

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Folded size

What material can I choose for my flyers?

    • Glossy

      Glossy: The glossy finish gives the paper a subtle sheen. It's perfect for photographs as the colours show up quite vivid.

    • Matte

      Matte: The matte finish is quite subtle and is perfect if your design is text-heavy.

    • Uncoated

      Offset | Writable: This paper is uncoated, which means that it's possible to write on your paper. This is perfect if you need your customers to write on your paper, perhaps to fill in some information.

    • Recycled

      Recystar Nature: 100% recycled paper and sustainably produced. The natural white colour gives the print a natural look.


What paper can I use for my Tri-Fold Menus?

    • 135gsm Silk

      120-135 gsm is the most common choice since it’s lightweight, easy to distribute, and less prone to crinkling when compared to regular printing paper, which is about 1.5x thinner. This option is a bargain for businesses with a small marketing budget because it can be arranged at a price that’s convenient for sharing with many people without breaking the bank.

      135gsm Silk
    • 170gsm Silk

      170 gsm paper is often chosen for conferences and trade shows. Being about 2x thicker than standard printing paper, their sturdiness makes them an attractive option for professional gatherings.

      170gsm Silk
    • 250gsm Silk

      250-300 gsm paper is often used by the hospitality and retail industries. This paper type is 3x thicker than standard printing paper, making it feel extremely sturdy.

      250gsm Silk
    • 400gsm Silk

      400 gsm paper is the most premium option, but can still be ordered at an economical price. At 4x the thickness of standard printing paper, this choice guarantees a robust and luxurious appearance, which is great for special occasions or events.

      400gsm Silk


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