Die cut brochure

A cleverly designed 16 page bespoke brochure printed in full colour on a white matte paper with saddle stitch finish and utilising precision die-cut apertures to register with key printed symbols on an extra-wide gatefold style outer cover. A cleverly designed, striking printed annual review publication.

Project Type:

Litho printing, full colour printing, bespoke brochure printing, die cutting, custom shape brochure, saddle stitch binding, gatefold brochure cover.


  • Size: A4 portrait
  • Pagination: 8pp gatefold cover + 8pp text section
  • Cover material: 300gsm Edixion Challenger Offset FSC
  • Text material: 190gsm Edixion Challenger Offset FSC
  • Print: Print full colour CMYK throughout
  • Specialist finish: Die cut gatefold cover to bespoke shape
  • Quantity: 1500 copies


Working alongside our client, a top London creative agency, we were asked to produce a bespoke brochure for a medical research organisation.

The captivating feature of the staple stitched brochure was a die cut folded gatefold cover that incorporated custom shaped apertures that had to perfectly align with the printed shapes beneath.

Using an uncoated FSC paper we litho printed in CMYK achieving strong, vibrant colours.

Our client was delighted with the finished printed brochures and in particular the unique cover that not only looked great visually but also worked well with the design.

The secret to success was the close collaboration between our production team and our client’s design team prior to print production to ensure that the mechanics and position of the apertures worked successfully. It was a great idea for using a complex design and looked fabulous on completion.

The finished result helped demonstrate the benefits of tender, loving care and was very well received by all concerned.