Folding Options for Menus
How you’ll fold a menu is an important decision. A fold affects both the aesthetics and function of the menu. It determines which dishes and beverages your customer sees first and affects the size of your menu. Folds can decrease the finished size of your menu without reducing the space for your message.
Standard folds include: single sheet, half-fold and tri-fold. In addition to standard folds, we can customize a fold to fit your menu design. Call our helpful experts to discuss the right fold for your project, 800-930-6040
Should be vibrant and easy to read. May include your company name and logo.
Detailed information about your dishes including a description, price and possibly photo.
May be a continuation of your menu or an advertisement for your company’s products, services or locations.
A single sheet menu does not have a fold. It is a two page, front and back menu. The top half of the front page is most often seen by your customer. Place cocktails and appetizers on the top half of the menu to increase sales.
Our standard single sheet sizes are:
- 4.25″ x 11″
- 5.5″ x 15″
- 8.5″ x 11″
- 8.5″ x 14″
- 11″ x 17″
- 11″ x 25.5″
A half-fold is a single sheet menu folded in half. The half-fold is constructed by folding a sheet of paper to create 2 panels on each side of the paper.
Our standard half fold sizes are:
- 8.5″ x 11″ folded to 5.5″ x 8.5″
- 11″ x 17″ folded to 8.5″ x 11″
Use the front cover of your restaurant menu for your company logo, address and name. With a half-fold, you still have two interior pages to display the bulk of your menu. The back page can be a continuation of your menu or used to display drinks, desserts or a kids menu.
A tri-fold menu is a single sheet of paper printed on both sides and folded into thirds. A tri-fold menu is perfect for a large menu or a menu with a variety of options. With 6 panels, a tri-fold allows you to segment your menu more easily. You can have a separate panel for starters, small plates and entrees.
Our standard tri-fold size is:
- 11″ x 25.5″ folded to 8.5″ x 11″
Sushi restaurants can use tri-folds to create separate panels for rolls, sashimi and other hot dishes. Tri-folds can be used by Italian restaurants to categorize salads, pizzas and pastas.
Custom Menu Folds
The paper stock and weight you choose for your menu will have an impact on the type of folding options you have available. Are you looking for a unique design? We have a variety of custom options available, including a gate fold and Z fold. Call our helpful experts to discuss the right fold for your project, 800-930-6040.
View our article on Paper Folding Options for additional details.