(Locked) Flyer Design Sizes


#1

I was looking at flyer designs this morning and I see a vast amount of different sizes available.

I’ve seen:

  • 4" x 6"
  • 4" x 7"
  • 8.5" x 11"
  • 5" x 7"
  • 5.8" x 8.2" A5

Just wondering what is the most widely used size in respects to flyers & sales. Any info would be greatly appreciated. :slight_smile:

Thanks!


#2

I prefer 8.5 x 11. 4 x 6 has been used a lot recently, so you may prefer that one too :slight_smile: .


#3
greedybrown said

I prefer 8.5 x 11. 4 x 6 has been used a lot recently, so you may prefer that one too :slight_smile: .

+1 to what he said. Usually it’s 8.5x11. Though I have also created a flyer which is 8.5x5.5.


#4

Can one of you blokes please send me a blank 4x6 .pds file with the bleeds, trim and guides setup?

I just bought Photoshop CS5 yesterday and have been using fireworks all these years.

I am new to print design so I really don’t know how to setup a template for 4x6 & 8.5 x 11 which I probably won’t get into until I feel more comfortable in PS and with designing for print.

Thanks.


#5
Flash_Cart said

Can one of you blokes please send me a blank 4x6 .pds file with the bleeds, trim and guides setup?

I just bought Photoshop CS5 yesterday and have been using fireworks all these years.

I am new to print design so I really don’t know how to setup a template for 4x6 & 8.5 x 11 which I probably won’t get into until I feel more comfortable in PS and with designing for print.

Thanks.

http://www.uprinting.com/print-templates/flyers/

:wink:


#6

a question regarding flyers …
is it necessary for the author to print their design first and show it to reviewer for approval ??


#7
bhavesh_j25 said

a question regarding flyers …
is it necessary for the author to print their design first and show it to reviewer for approval ??

It is not necessary at all. You should use some mock-up instead.


#8
greedybrown said
bhavesh_j25 said

a question regarding flyers …
is it necessary for the author to print their design first and show it to reviewer for approval ??

It is not necessary at all. You should use some mock-up instead.

some time ago i tried submitting a Business card i think he rejected because its not print ready
i really dont know what “print-ready” means … i thought that the author have to take a real testing print of their item and then send it for reviewing …

another question i have seen many business cards on GR that are made using InDesign and Illustrator but I am more comfortable using Photoshop will they reject the item because the file is in PSD ??


#9

Read through these two articles and you will understand what is considered “Print-ready”

  1. http://wiki.envato.com/selling/upload-instructions/graphicriver-print-templates-upload-instructions/

  2. http://wiki.envato.com/selling/upload-instructions/graphicriver-business-card-templates/

About the Photoshop file type, as all my business card items (up to now) are in Photoshop files, I can tell you it’s not the reason for rejection. Most buyers are familiar with Photoshop - even when the industry standard for this kind of printing is Illustrator. In some cases, when you provide the Illustrator / InDesign, the buyer even asks you if they can have the Photoshop version.


#10

thanks a lot … will keep these points in mind …


#11

hey are found some mockups … but cant use Copywrite Violations … can u tell me where i can find free mockups for previews ??


#12

If you need a mock up I suggest you should invest some money on mock ups on GR, they are of great quality for a small amount of money.


#13

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#14
anderworks said

http://www.uprinting.com/print-templates/flyers/

:wink:

i checked this site out and there is no template for a 4x6 flyer.

i liked the template GR has for the business cards to help you get your bleeds and margins just right… i wish they had all the different print templates available for download.

do you know of any other sites with templates?..


#15

Thanks a lot for the resources and links!


#16

some templates seem to have different dimensions or different resolution requirements. [Link Removed] usually has them with a .125" bleed around and at 300dpi resolution with various styles of print


#17
andersdenkend said
Flash_Cart said

Can one of you blokes please send me a blank 4x6 .pds file with the bleeds, trim and guides setup?

I just bought Photoshop CS5 yesterday and have been using fireworks all these years.

I am new to print design so I really don’t know how to setup a template for 4x6 & 8.5 x 11 which I probably won’t get into until I feel more comfortable in PS and with designing for print.

Thanks.

http://www.uprinting.com/print-templates/flyers/

:wink:

I love youuuuuuu <3333
Thanks alot for the link, you made my day !


#18

I would recommend 8.5x11 only because there are some customers that end up changing their mind and want to enlarge the flyer which could cause you to lose quality on the. image files. I’m a flyer designer and if your looking for sales typically 4x6 with .25 bleeds would work best in the marketplace that’s just my opinion based on experience. Good luck


#20

It also depends on the type of design you’re doing as well. The format of the design should just be another tool at your disposal - the canvas of your painting. The size (standard, non-standard, large or small) should be considered based on your design and message more than on what is standardized. Presenting a design in portrait or landscape will affect the message.

The only real plus for sticking to standard sizes is saving money when it comes to printing - which is why I think it usually IS a good idea to include a 4x6 (seems to be the most common and cheapest for buyers to print and distribute) - but don’t get stuck in the 4x6 rut. Also keep in mind other factors that may limit your audience and possibly turn buyers away from your item.

Something else to consider is using unique sizes and/or special printing techniques. I’ve seen a few designs that deviate considerably from the standard print sizes, but the flyer category could use a some mixing up as far as sizes.

I rarely see flyers setup for die cutting, embossing or separations. Flyers don’t have to be square, and I’d love to see some crazy high-end flyers with incredible die cut options - for those buyers that want to invest in a decent print job.

Let your design dictate the format, but always try to include something practical.


#21

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