Tri-Fold Menu Printing

Tri-fold menus are great for creating mouth-watering designs over six panels. Available to print in a choice of silk, gloss or uncoated paper stock. Finished folded sizes include A6, DL, A5, 1/3 A5, 1/3 A4, 1/3 A3,148mm and 210mm square.

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

  • Tri-Fold / C-Fold Menus
  • Three Columns Per Side (6pp)
  • Wide Range of Finished 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
    1/3 A5: 74 x 148mm
    DL: 99 x 210mm
    1/3 A3: 140 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


Tri-Fold Menus from Cheap as Prints

Tri-fold menus have gained popularity among cafes, bars, and takeaway establishments due to their ability to create visually appealing menus without overwhelming the reader with excessive clutter. The unique design of tri-fold menus involves folding the paper vertically twice, resulting in three portrait columns on each side. This layout offers a perfect balance between text and images, allowing businesses to showcase their offerings in an organized and enticing manner.

One of the key advantages of tri-fold menus is their versatility in accommodating both textual information and visual elements. The three-column structure provides ample space for concise descriptions of menu items, allowing customers to quickly scan through the options and make informed decisions. Additionally, the tri-fold format enables businesses to enhance the menu’s visual appeal by incorporating high-quality images of their dishes or beverages. By combining enticing visuals with well-crafted descriptions, tri-fold menus can effectively stimulate customers’ appetites and increase their desire to try different items.

In summary, the tri-fold menu format offers great flexibility in creating visually appealing menus with a moderate balance of text and images. The folded structure provides businesses with ample space to showcase their offerings and entice customers through concise descriptions and enticing visuals. The compact size of tri-fold menus offers convenience to both customers and businesses, allowing for easy storage, distribution, and portability.

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Order your tri-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 tri-fold menu?

    A trifold menu design involves folding the menu into three sections, resulting in six panels, which effectively organises a restaurant or business’s offerings in a concise layout.

  • Is tri-fold the same as roll-fold, c-fold and letter fold?

    Tri-fold, roll-fold, c-fold, and letter fold essentially serve the same purpose. However, while tri-fold is restricted to utilising two vertical folds, allowing three portrait panels per side, roll-fold and letter folds can incorporate extra folds, resulting in four panels per side (8pp).

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

    Your tri-fold menu design should prominently feature your restaurant’s logo, concise descriptions of dishes, clear sections for appetisers, mains, side dishes, and desserts, along with appealing food photography to entice customers.

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

    Yes, including a bleed is recommended. A 3mm bleed ensures that the colour or images extend slightly beyond the trimmed edges, preventing any white borders after printing.

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

    Keep important text and vital information away from the fold line to ensure readability. Consider the natural flow of reading when placing text and graphics to guide the reader’s eye smoothly across the menu.

  • Why are tri-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 no additional finish, providing a natural and matt appearance with excellent writability. Gloss paper is coated with a shiny finish, enhancing vibrancy and sharpness of images but making it less suitable for writing. Silk paper falls between the two, offering a semi-matt finish that combines image quality with moderate writability.

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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