Cross-Fold Menu Printing

Cross-fold menus are folded lengthwise and again crosswise to produce eight individual pages. Available to print in a choice of silk, gloss or uncoated paper stock. A2 size cross-folds to A4, A3 size cross-folds to A5 and A4 size cross-folds to A6.

Use our Free Folded Menu Design Tool to choose your own backgrounds, themes, and fonts. Once you have the design ready, just send us the file and we’ll do the rest! Our service is completely transparent and all prices are inclusive of free UK delivery!

Product Specifications

  • Cross Folded 8pp Menus
  • A2 / A3 / A4 Unfolded Sizes
  • Gloss / Silk / Uncoated Stock
  • Full Colour Print on Both Sides
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  • Finished Size
    A6: 105 x 148mm
    A5: 148 x 210mm
    A4: 210 x 297mm

    The design fee includes image sourcing and up to 3 free revisions. Logo design or enhancement is not included. Delivery dates will be affected to compensate for design time.

    To avoid delays please ensure your artwork is supplied correctly. We will only contact you if there is something wrong with your supplied file.

Order Summary


Cross-Fold Menus from Cheap as Prints

Cross-fold menus offer a versatile and efficient way to maximize the space available for presenting captivating content. With their unique design, these menus offer eight individual panels that can be utilised to showcase a wide range of information, enticing visuals, and engaging details.

The folding process plays a crucial role in optimising the layout and usability of cross-fold menus. Starting with a single sheet of paper, the menu is first folded in half from top to bottom, effectively dividing it into two halves. Subsequently, the paper is folded in half again, this time horizontally, resulting in four equal sections on each side. This simple yet effective folding technique transforms the once-flat sheet into a compact and manageable format, ideal for browsing through different menu sections with ease.

The advantage of cross-fold menus lies in their ability to accommodate an extensive amount of content within a compact format. Each panel can be dedicated to a specific aspect of the menu, such as appetisers, main courses, desserts, or beverages. This division allows for a clear and organised presentation, making it easier for customers to navigate through the menu and locate their desired items. Moreover, the ample space available on each panel enables the inclusion of enticing images, descriptions, and even nutritional information, enhancing the overall dining experience and aiding in decision-making.

In addition to their practicality, cross-fold menus provide a visually appealing and interactive element. As customers unfold the menu, they unveil each panel, revealing a delightful surprise with every fold. This dynamic unfolding motion creates a sense of anticipation and engagement, piquing the curiosity of diners. Furthermore, the eight panels offer ample opportunities for creative design elements, such as thematic illustrations, colour schemes, or typography variations. These aesthetic enhancements contribute to the overall ambiance of the restaurant and reinforce the branding and identity of the establishment.

In conclusion, cross-fold menus are an ingenious solution for maximising content within a limited space. By utilising the folding process, these menus offer eight individual panels that can be utilised to present an array of captivating information. Their ability to accommodate extensive content, provide organisation, and engage customers through interactive unfolding makes them a valuable asset for restaurants and establishments aiming to deliver an immersive dining experience. With their compact yet versatile design, cross-fold menus are sure to leave a lasting impression on diners while effectively conveying the offerings and ambiance of the establishment.

Order Online with Free UK Delivery!

Order your cross-fold menus online! Then send us your artwork file or let our professional designers help! Our artwork rates are competitively priced and we can send you a design draft within 2 days. If you still wish to provide your own design you can send us your file for a free artwork suitability check!


  • What is a cross fold menu?

    A cross-fold menu is a type of folded menu design where the pages are folded in a crisscross pattern, allowing for multiple sections to be displayed simultaneously and providing a unique visual presentation for the menu items.

  • What software can I use to design a cross-fold menu?

    Popular design software includes Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. However, you can also use free alternatives like Google Slides for simpler designs.

  • What should I include in my cross-fold menu design?

    When designing a cross-fold menu, be sure to incorporate clear section headings, appetising food images, concise descriptions of dishes, and easily readable fonts to enhance readability and visual appeal, ensuring a seamless dining experience for your customers.

  • What file format should I use for designing a cross-fold menu?

    PDF (Portable Document Format) is the preferred file format for designing menus. It ensures that your design remains intact, with fonts and images embedded.

  • Should I include bleed in my cross-fold menu design?

    Yes, including a 3mm bleed in your cross-fold menu design is crucial to prevent white borders or gaps along the edges after printing and folding. It ensures that the design extends slightly beyond the final trim size, allowing for precision in the cutting process and a seamless appearance.

  • How can I ensure that the text is readable after folding?

    To ensure readability after folding, maintain an adequate margin between the text and the fold line, use a readable font size and typeface, and consider the paper’s thickness to prevent ink cracking along the fold.

  • What is the difference between uncoated, gloss and silk paper?

    Uncoated paper has a natural, textured feel and is absorbent, making it suitable for a classic, rustic look. Gloss paper is coated with a shiny finish, providing vibrant colours and sharp images, while silk paper falls between uncoated and gloss, offering a smooth texture with a subtle sheen for a balanced, professional appearance.

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Print Sides

Single sided printing is suitable for designs that rely on simplicity, clarity and minimalism where uncluttered visuals and concise information are essential.

  • Recommended for designs that prioritise simplicity, clarity and minimalism
  • Ideal for conveying uncluttered visuals and concise information

Double sided printing, also known as duplex printing allows for effectively maximising space utilisation. This not only reduces cost but also enhances content organisation by providing more room for design elements.

  • Maximises space utilisation and reduces overall cost
  • Enhances content organisation by providing more room for design content


Delivery is calculated based on working days and does not include weekends, bank holidays or seasonal periods. Please note that during busy periods, the delivery dates may vary from what is advertised online.

  • Delivery is calculated based on working days only
  • Excludes weekends, bank holidays and seasonal periods
  • During busy periods, delivery dates may vary
  • Free delivery to UK mainland addresses

PDF Proof

Your supplied artwork file will be processed for printing without a digital proof.

A PDF proof of your supplied artwork file will be emailed for reviewing and approving. Production will only begin after we receive confirmation of artwork approval from you via email. Please note the estimated date of delivery is subject to the order and artwork being approval by 12pm.

  • PDF proof of artwork will be emailed for review and approval
  • Production will only start after artwork approval via email
  • Estimated delivery date subject to artwork and order approval by 12pm


For multiple designs, you’ll need to add a quantity to the basket separately for each design.


Be sure to supply your design using the CMYK colour mode with a resolution of at least 300dpi. Additionally, embed fonts, outline text and extend bleed areas beyond the trim marks to prevent any important elements from being cut off during printing and trimming. To ensure artwork is supplied correctly to avoid delays, we recommend using our artwork templates.

Please Note: For most products, the CMYK colour mode is utilised, however, other printed materials such as carrier bags and branded writing instruments are printed using Pantone colours. Any artwork supplied in RGB will be converted in to CMYK or Pantone depending on the product. Please bear in mind this will result in a significant colour difference which we will make you aware of prior to print.

  • Designs should be supplied using CMYK colour mode
  • Resolution should be at least 300dpi
  • Fonts should be embedded and text outlined
  • Bleed areas should be extended beyond trim marks
  • RGB artwork will be converted to meet printing requirements

Please include a clear overview of the project objectives, outlining specific deliverables. This should include desired aesthetics or style preferences and any technical requirements or constraints that need to be considered. The advertised artwork rate includes one design concept with unlimited minor revisions but excludes logo creation. Please refer to our logo design services if you would like a new logo or would like to make amendments to an existing one.

Please Note: By selecting our artwork services the delivery date for your order will be affected to compensate for the design time.

  • Provide design brief outlining project objectives
  • One design concept with unlimited minor revisions
  • Excludes logo creation or amending existing one
  • PDF proof of artwork will be emailed for review and approval
  • Production will only start after artwork approval via email
  • Estimated delivery date subject to artwork and order approval by 12pm