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Gate-Fold Menu Printing

Gate-fold menus consist of an A4-sized sheet with two parallel folds, enabling the right-side pages to fold inward and meet at the centre. These menus are available to print in a choice of silk, gloss or uncoated paper stock.

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

  • Gate-Fold 6pp Menus
  • A4 Parallel Folded to A5
  • Gloss / Silk / Uncoated Stock
  • Full Colour Print on Both Sides
  • FREE NATIONWIDE DELIVERY
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  • Finished Size
    148 x 210mm

    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.

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Gate-Fold Menus from Cheap as Prints

Gate-fold menus, also known as window fold menus, offer a visually striking presentation reminiscent of ancient triptychs, with their centre panel flanked by two symmetrical flaps. This format not only adds a touch of elegance to the menu but also provides ample space for showcasing key sections or promotional items. The symmetrical design of gate-fold menus creates a sense of balance and symmetry, drawing the diner’s attention to the central content. This format is particularly effective for establishments aiming to highlight specific menu categories or seasonal specials.

One of the key advantages of gate-fold menus is their versatility in accommodating various design elements. The large centre panel serves as a focal point, allowing for bold graphics, vibrant imagery, or detailed descriptions to be prominently featured. Meanwhile, the flaps on either side offer additional space for supplementary information such as beverage selections, dessert options, or chef’s recommendations. This flexibility enables restaurateurs to tailor the layout to suit their branding strategy and menu offerings, effectively engaging diners and enhancing their dining experience.

Furthermore, the tactile experience of opening the gate-fold adds an interactive dimension to the menu presentation, inviting diners to explore the offerings within. This interactive element can create a sense of anticipation and excitement, making the menu browsing experience more memorable for patrons. Whether used in fine dining establishments, casual eateries, or catering events, gate-fold menus make a lasting impression and contribute to a cohesive dining ambiance.

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Order your gate-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!

 

FAQ's

  • What is a gate-fold menu?

    A gate-fold menu is a type of menu design where the two outer edges of the menu fold inward towards the center, resembling a gate opening and revealing the menu options inside.

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

    Include visually appealing images or illustrations of dishes, clear and concise descriptions of menu items, and pricing information for each item to enhance the dining experience and aid customers in their selection process.

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

    Yes, including a 3mm bleed in your gate-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.

  • Why are gate-fold menus printed on thicker material crease folded?

    When dealing with thicker materials during folding, the fibers on the flap’s edge may experience occasional cracking. To prevent this issue, folded menus printed on materials with a weight of 250gsm or higher, undergo crease-folding to facilitate a smoother folding process and prevent fiber damage.

  • What do you mean by crease fold?

    When folding thicker paper like 250gsm, the fibers at the edge of the flap can sometimes crack. In order to prevent this, any paper stock that is 250gsm or thicker is crease folded. Creasing weakens the paper at the fold to make it easier to 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

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

Quantity

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

Artwork

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