Brochure printing using free software is a way to cut cost on promotional items. This is also simple that anyone with enough knowledge in basic computer operations can perform. The programs used in making the designs have lay outs included in the gallery where users can choose from.
However, there is one caution in using this alternative. You have to make sure that the resulting brochure is of high quality. This is especially important if the material is used in promotions and advertisements where the appearance and content of the work reflects on the company that distributes it.
Create the plan first before printing. Select the paper material to be used. You can choose between glossy or matte finished sheets. You can also opt for thicker boards or use thin papers that can be folded easily. Again, the type of paper should be suited to the purpose. Corporate flyers need to be formatted in a formal manner while school flyers should be educational and cost friendly.
Check also if the item is compatible with the printer you intend to use. Test the ink levels of the machine. You can do this by writing a test page or check the software of the printer if it reflects the levels of ink available on the cartridges. Low ink levels may result to prints with low picture quality.
Run a test page. Check the performance of the device in writing in duplicates. There are some machines that has the automatic settings for duplexing. If this is the setting of your device, make sure that a vertical axis is used in the flipping process.
Manual duplication requires the operator to flip the pieces after one side is done. Use uniform technique for all pages top achieve uniformity in results. Note all the adjustments to be made and edit the layout again.
Print the quantity of material you need using either the manual or automatic method. Insert all second sides in the same manner as the first side. Be sure to check the load capacity of the machine before starting a brochure printing session.