- Menu Printing
Does your restaurant need new take-out menus? PrintFirm can help you achieve your menu printing goals. Quality take-out menus are important. Many people keep these menus at home or in the office, and they are more likely to keep them longer with an attractive design.
We offer standard take-out menus and pocket take-out menus. Standard menus are available in six sizes from 8.5” X 11” all the way up to 11” X 25.5”. Pocket menus give you a choice of 4.75” X 8.5” or 4” X 10”. Standard menus have a paper option of 100 lb. gloss text or PrintFirm’s durable 14-point card stock. The card stock has an option for a shiny UV coating that repels dirt and moisture or a non-UV coating with a matte appearance.
You can create your own menu design by uploading any artwork, photos and text to our website. PrintFirm accepts the most popular file types such as PDF, AI, JPEG, and TIFF. Standard menus have available pre-designed templates that give a background graphics style to save you time on the design. If nobody in your organization is skilled at graphic design, you can ask our team of talented in-house graphic artists to design your menu.
PrintFirm recommends adding full color for menu printing. Black and white or two-color printing for your menus gives an unprofessional impression, and hints that your restaurant is in serious financial trouble even if that is not the case
Menu folding options include half-fold, tri-fold, and Z-fold. All of these folds have scoring added. Scoring is a mechanical crease created to aid the folding process. Decide if you want an electronic proof for your menus. You can choose that option from our menu printing drop-down menu. With proofing, we send you a PDF file showing the graphics and crop marks plus the fold and score lines. This offers you an opportunity to check the design right before menu printing.
Pay attention to bleed space with menu printing. Because we use offset printing (inexpensive and high quality), the machines need a margin of error during the cutting process. This is referred to as bleed. Extend your design about 1/8 of an inch past the menu borders.
Do not crowd your menu design or use fonts that are too small or overly fancy. A cluttered menu can cause eye fatigue and give the impression of an unprofessional design. Adding fancy fonts that are difficult to read is not a wise decision either. It’s a better decision to increase the menu size if you must use more text or photos.
Proofread your menus before you enter the menu printing phase. Any text mistake can be devastating, and menu price mistakes are the worst. Ask multiple people to proofread your menu design to check for mistakes. At least one of them should be an experienced proofreader because he/she may catch mistakes that others miss.
Please consider PrintFirm for all your menu printing needs. We believe that quality is just as important as giving discounts for quantity.