Anyone using flyers has a lot of options. Because this product has as many facets as life itself. Whether it be coupons, invitations, pamphlets, handouts, comp cards, appointment cards, place mats or newspaper inserts for customers and staff – flyers’ versatility makes them one of the most in-demand print products for private and business customers worldwide. Tip: Experience a small slice of our work by ordering free flyers here!
Flyer printing - Conventional formats
We print your flyers in all conventional formats. For example, small flyers in practical business-card size in DIN A7 (74 x 105 mm) format, or leaflets perfect for advertising events in DIN A6 (105 x 148 mm). But we also print your flyers in larger sizes, such as 100 x 210 mm, DL (105 x 210 mm), DIN A5 or even large DIN A4. Special formats are of course also available upon request.
Which paper do I use?
In total, print24 offers you over 20 different paper types with varying thicknesses. The different paper types all vary in their surface finish, opacity, thickness (grammage) and colourfulness (whiteness).
Coated art paper
- Grammage: 90 gsm | 115 gsm | 135 gsm | 170 gsm | 250 gsm | 350 gsm
- Surface: matt or glossy, coated
We achieve the best printing results with so-called coated art paper, called as such because the surface is refined with a “coating” – a bonding agent. This involves applying a specific coating colour whose main components are chalk, kaolin, casein or polymer dispersion. All papers are generally first matt after coating. To achieve a glossy effect, it then needs to be put through a calender, which smooths the paper using two high-pressure rollers. This gives the paper a very smooth, solid surface which not only feels nice, but also enables better print quality and greater detail. The colours are absorbed less, and look bold and intense.
Coated art paper, as used by us, generally has a very low volume. To attain the smooth surface, the material is compressed during production so that the volume is below 1.0.
If the flyers need to be printed on thicker coated art paper, we offer premium cardboard with 400 gsm, which is only available in matte. All our coated art paper is incidentally PEFC-certified.
Offset printing paper
- Grammage: 80 gsm | 90 gsm | 100 gsm | 120 gsm | 350 gsm | 400 gsm
- Surface: matt, uncoated, writeable (up to 120 gsm useable with home-printers)
We use another type of paper for offset printing. The uncoated offset paper is characterised by its intense 164 CIE whiteness. This printing paper is made to 100% from cellulose and is writable. Additionally the offset paper with a grammage of up to 100 gsm can be used for printing in your printer at home.
Premium special papersThe Chamois paper (100 gsm or 300 gsm) variety uses a warm earthy colour which gives your print product a naturally classy effect in creamy white. Anyone wanting to make their flyers stand out through particular refinement can choose bright white paper (115 gsm or 350 gsm), which also impresses with a very smooth, velvety surface.
Our selection of premium paper is rounded off with the Linen-finish (130 gsm or 350 gsm) and “Ribbed” (120 gsm or 350 gsm) varieties. Not only will they ensure your flyers have a greater visual impact, but will also be unique to the touch with an elegant linen finish or ribbing.
Eco-friendly recycling paperRecycling paper is an environmentally friendly alternative to the aforementioned paper types. It is Blue Angel-certified and boasts excellent 133 CIE whiteness. This paper is made 100% from re-used papers and has a natural, slightly rough surface. With our recycling paper you have the choice between 80 and 300 gsm of grammage.
The printing process
The offset printing process enables larger orders to be printed at lower cost, and fonts to be printed with sharper contours. In this flat printing process, the ink is transferred from the pigmented printing plate to a rubber blanket, and then applied to the flyer. Indirect offset printing helps make your flyers more abrasion-resistant, and usually more stable and lightfast. We particularly recommend offset printing for larger orders.
Say it with colour – which colours do you want your flyers printed in?
Whether it be black and white, 4C or gold and silver, print24 offers you an extensive range of colours to print your flyers. Standard colours come in the four-colour CMYK option, while multi-colour printing using special colours is performed, among other ways, using Pantone Matching System and their so-called Pantone colour fans. There are 25 colours to choose from. The PMS colours are in turn assigned to certain paper types, such as coated paper (C), uncoated paper (U) and matte coated paper (M).
At print24, you can both combine monochrome black printing with Pantone colours, and enhance CMYK four-colour printing with Pantone colours. This also involves additional spot colours.Refinements: Blind embossing | Hot foil flat embossing | Relief varnish | UV spot varnish
Topping off your flyer: refinement
At print24, we offer you seven different options for refining your flyers and transforming them into unique products.
- Blind embossing:
This embossing process makes your flyers three dimensional, accentuating fonts, logos or patterns. This special feature not only instantly catches the eye of your existing or potential customers, but also provides a unique tactile experience.
Coated art paper starting from 250 gsm, Premium papers starting from 120 gsm and 350 gsm Offset paper
This option involves us applying a wafer-thin film to your flyer, not only enhancing its look, but also ensuring it is better protected and more robust. Special films can create additional tactile and visual effects through matting or gloss, or through velvety or linen finishes.
Coated art paper starting from 170 gsm
- Hot foil flat embossing:
This refinement option adds luxurious gloss, e.g. if you select gold or silver metallic foils. During printing, the hot foil can be applied precisely to a predefined area as a transfer foil.
Coated art paper starting from 250 gsm and 350 gsm Offset paper
- Hot foil relief embossing:
This is a combination of relief embossing and hot foil embossing. Your flyers become three dimensional, and the refinement enables impressive light reflections. Next to gold- and silver foil you also have the choice between bronze-, copper-, red- or blue-metallic-foil for the relief embossing.
Coated art paper starting from 250 gsm and 350 gsm Offset paper
- Relief varnish:
While blind embossing can also be felt on the back page of the flyer, the relief varnish only works on the surface. This option may be used to visually and tactilely accentuate a logo or slogan, for example.
Coated art paper matt starting from 250 gsm
- UV varnish:
This involves applying an additional layer of varnish to significantly increase your flyer’s robustness and also create impressive visual effects. The varnish can be applied across the entire flyer, or only to selected parts as UV spot varnish.
Coated art paper starting from 115 gsm
- UV spot varnish:
The partial UV spot varnish, similar to the relief varnish, is just applied to certain elements on the flyer. The ultra-thin varnish layer can be used to visually highlight important information by reflecting the light more intensely.
Coated art paper starting from 250 gsm
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Combination of refining options
Give your flyers this special shine by choosing a combination of different refining options.
- UV varnish & Blind embossing (Coated art paper starting from 350 gsm)
- UV varnish & Hot foil flat embossing (Coated art paper starting from 350 gsm)
- UV varnish & Hot foil relief embossing (Coated art paper starting from 350 gsm)
- UV spot varnish & Lamination (Coated art paper starting from 250 gsm)
Folding variants - The processing of flyers
In addition to the refinement options presented here, you can also accentuate things further with perforation and creasing. While our normal flyers are printed single-sided or double-sided Folded leaflets allow you to choose from different foldings such as half fold, french fold or parallel fold or a combination of some.
Single page flyerThe classical flyer without any creasing can be printed on one or both sides. They are, depending on format and paper, suitable to use as invitations, product information or as information material on trade fairs. The flyer can be realised with any type of paper and in all kind of formats. Optionally, we are able to add individual creasing or perforation. Folding variants: half fold flyer | french fold flyer | 8-sided double gate fold flyer
Half fold flyerThe simplest of the folding variants with just one fold is the half fold. It's also called single fold and it folds the page in half. This folding variant results into a 4-sided flyer that is particularly suitable for folded cards like vouchers or greeting cards.
French fold flyerThis is a combination of two half folds – The page is first folded in half horizontally and then again vertically. The simplest of the french folds with two folds results into 8 pages. It's therefore a fitting choice for posters and maps.
Parallel fold flyers
The folded edges of these folding variations are running parallel to each other. Some of the parallel folds are the double gate fold, double parallel fold, the concertina fold and the trifold.
Double gate fold flyerTo create an 8-sided roll fold flyer both outer sides will be folded towards the middle, so that the outer edges touch in the middle of the flyer (6 sided gate or window fold). Afterwards the flyer is folded in the middle (where the outside edges touch).The double gate fold offers enough space for detailed information for events or new products, especially in the DIN-A4 format.
Double parallel fold flyerThe Double parallel fold is simply an extension of the single fold. The page is folded twice in half in the same direction. This results in 3 folds and 8 pages. print24 is also able to print a triple parallel fold flyer with 16 pages. With a format of 105 x 210 mm it offers enough space for an extensive program of events.
Concertina fold flyerThe concertina or zig-zag fold with at least two folds results into a 6-paged flyer. Each page is folded in the opposite direction to its neighbor, giving a pleated or concertina effect. Present your new product information with a high-quality zig-zag-flyer in format DIN-A6 and impress your customers with special refinements. At print24 you can also print your concertina fold flyers with 8 pages (3 folds), 10 pages (4 folds) or 12 pages (5 folds).
Trifold flyerThe panels of the trifold flyer all fold in on each other, "wrapping" around one page. The simplest form of the trifold has two folds and results in a flyer with 6 pages. Depending on the format it can be used for menus or information about an event. Incase 6 pages are not enough you also have the possibility at print24 to print a roll fold-flyer with 3 folds and 8 pages. Folding variations: Double parallel flyer | Z-fold flyer | Trifold flyer
Combination of fold variationsAdditionally to the regular folding variations you have the opportunity at print24 to combine them. You can choose between different folding variation depending on the amount of pages needed.
- 1 x Parallel fold + 2 x Roll fold (10-pages)
- 3 x Concertina fold + 1 x Trifold (10-pages)
- 1 x Parallel fold + 2 x Roll fold (12-pages)
- 1 x Parallel fold + 2 x Concertina fold (12-pages)
- 2 x Concertina fold + 1 x French fold (12-pages)
- 3 x Concertina fold + 1 x Parallel fold (16-pages)
- 3 x Concertina fold + 1 x French fold (16-pages)
Create flyers online at print24
At print24 you can easily create your next flyer online and you don't even need an expensive graphic designer for it. We created and stored a great number of printing templates and different designs in our complimentary FreeDesign-tool - so that you can not only safe money but also time. Simply choose the flyer or folded flyer from the printing products and set the format and number of pages.
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You will quickly be acquainted with our design-tool - even without any graphical background. Tools like ruler, magnifying glasses or the text-tool are at your disposal. You can freely upload your own files and use them for the creation of your flyer. Combine your own text and pictures with the ready-made graphics and text designs. Do you need the flyer-design for a private or commercial event? We have a great number of pre-made designs, photos and graphics for a variety of events. In case you need help while using FreeDesign, you can click on the "quick help"-button at any time. We wish you a lot of fun while you discover and create your flyers.
Preview what your flyers will look like: Screenproof
We give you the option of a screenproof so you can see what your flyer will look like before it is printed. We will then create a preview of your product, and you can get an initial impression on your computer screen. We’ll send you an email as soon as your flyer’s screenproofs are ready, and you can then immediately view your product preview with a resolution of 150 dpi in your MyOrders folder in your customer account. All you need to remember is that the preview is not colour-fast, so its colours may differ from the actual finished product.
Anyone particularly wanting to see the flyer’s colouring beforehand can also request a paperproof from print24. In this case, we’ll send you a true-colour, Fogra-certified preprint of your flyer the very next working day. And to make colour-checking easier, we’ll add a green strip to the paperproofs. Paperproof costs and delivery time are displayed directly online when you make your selection. Please note that all paperproofs can only be created in A4 and A3 formats. Smaller formats are printed on A4 paper.
How long do flyers take to ship with print24?
From the time you select your flyer until shipment, you generally receive your order between five and eight working days later. If things are particularly urgent, choose Express production and shipment, which will allow you to receive your order within two or three working days. If you need your flyers even sooner, the “Priority” option will get your order to you within no more than two working days. Please note, however, that delivery times always also depend on the product selected.
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