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Brochure Printing with the Use of Microsoft Publisher

By Kaye Marks Published 09/8/2010 | Brochure and Postcard Printing
Brochure printing is an important aspect in preparing for a marketing campaign plan. Handy and easy to make, brochures are preferred by many individuals involved in marketing.

This is because it can contain all the necessary information they need to deliver in just a tri-fold piece of paper, for example. These marketing materials can provide an overview about a company or business; introduce their products and services; and make client testimonials available. Any business, company or organization to their full advantage can use them.

Brochure printing is easy to do. In fact, even with a limited technical knowhow on design, you can make your own copies. You can simply use simple computer programs, such as Microsoft Office or Publisher, in making a design template from scratch. You need not to worry about not getting it right the first time around. Every successful designer has experienced the stage when you cannot figure out what to do or you are not able to make your intended design. There can be many frustrations. You just need to extend your patience.

Therefore, what you need to do when printing using Microsoft Publisher are the following:

- Start with a design idea. Your output should be seamless in terms of design as well as content. In order to achieve this though, you need to organize your ideas. You need to know what design you will create, how the layout will be, and how many folds will it have, among other concerns. If you have already decided on those concerns, you can now start with the actual design.

- Create a design from scratch. There are free design templates that are available for use. However, if you want to make a unique copy that can stand out from the rest and can fully represent your business or company, you need to customize the design. Using the design ideas you have decided on the first step, create a design using Microsoft Publisher.

- Make use of images and colors. There is nothing more attractive than a marketing material that contains a combination of well-chosen colors and aptly placed photographs. Your readers can be visual, looking at the photographs first before reading the content. Thus, you need to make use of quality photos of your products and services to give them an idea about what you have to offer.

- Do not forget to include your logo. Your company or business logo is a representation of your company. That is why to foster brand recognition among your target clientele, you should include your logo. Use a high-resolution logo to avoid pixilation. Just resize the logo if it is too big to fit for print. If you have a company slogan or business motto, include this too.

- Edit, edit, edit, and edit. Check your copy not just once or twice. Review it a million times before you produce it en masse. Usually, you will find a mistake here and error there. In order to help you identify these, print a test page. You should proof read the content and make the necessary changes thereafter. Once you are done, you can now send it for an actual print.

Kaye Z. Marks is an avid writer and follower of the developments in brochure printing industry that help businesses in their marketing and advertising campaigns.