Inkscape brochure template

Inkscape Brochure Template | Video Tutorial and Free Download

Inkscape Brochure Template | Video Tutorial and Free Download 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be sharing an Inkscape brochure template sized at 8.5″ x 11″ with full bleed and guidelines, formatted to VistaPrint’s tri-fold specifications. They’re not sponsoring this post and I’m not an affiliate of theirs. I’m just using them as an example because they are by and large the most frequently used online print service by my clients, so I find myself designing to their specifications quite often.

Inkscape Brochure Template

The template represents one side. You’ll need to create two designs — one for the outside and one for the inside. Here’s a preview…

A preview of the template

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As mentioned earlier, I included guidelines to represent the bleed and safe area. I’ve also made sure that the template is divided up into thirds so that you can size each individual panel with precision when designing.

Closeup of the guidelines

The template sits on two different layers — the Contents layer is where your design will go. The Guides layer is locked and only there as a reference so you’ll know where important contents should and shouldn’t go.

Layers menu in Inkscape

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Once you’ve finished your design and you’re ready to export it, simply toggle off the visibility of that layer and you’ll be good to go.

Exporting

Don’t worry about adjusting for DPI. One of the things I like about VistaPrint is that they give you specific sizes in pixels, making life very easy.

VistaPrint's specs for a tri-fold brochure

As depicted in the above screenshot, the full size of the documents should be 3,331 by 2,587 pixels, which is the exact size of the template. Simply export it at the preset DPI setting and you should be fine.

Here’s an example of a design I created for a client earlier this year…

Inside brochure

This is the inner portion of the brochure.

Outside of brochure

And here is the design for the outside of the brochure

And here’s how it would [theoretically] look once printed.

How the brochure looks once printed and folded

While you’re creating your design make sure to note the position of each panel after its printed and folded. This is very critical.

Free Download

The Inkscape brochure template can be downloaded for free at the following link: brochure-template.zip

If anything in this post is unclear, I would recommend watching the video tutorial below. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below, and as always, thanks for watching!

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Nick Saporito

Nick Saporito is a Philadelphia-based graphic designer who specializes in branding-specific design. A full portfolio and information regarding services offered can be found at LogosByNick.com.

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