Printed Pocket Folder Design Tips

When it comes to printed folders, our standard white paper stock is the most popular option because colors print bright and vivid on the stock. But if you want your folder to stand out, feel free to explore other paper options. By using the right colors, you can create a design that will really pop. Learn all about what papers work best for different colors and designs.

Your Best Option for Full-Color Printing is White Paper Stock

If you are printing a full-color CMYK design, it is best to print on a white paper stock so your colors will stay vibrant and true. Printing on a color such as ivory or gray can diminish the visual appeal of your graphics, making them appear dull.

Full-color printed folder on desert haze paper stock

Full-color artwork printed on Desert Haze

Full-color printed folder on white paper stock

Full-color artwork printed on Standard White

Don't Let Your Logo Lose Its Luster

Whether you're printing a single-color design or a logo with PMS colors, printing on white paperstock is still your best option for bright, vibrant colors, and to ensure consistent brand colors.

Ivory Laid Presentation Folder

Logo printed on ivory laid paper stock

Colorful logo on white presentation folder

Same logo printed on white paper stock

How to Print on Colored Paper Stock

Printing on colored stock does have some benefits. It's simply a matter of finding a color that complements the paper stock. We find that one or two colors are usually all you need when printing on colored paper. Need some color advice? We're happy to help; contact us today.

Printed Gray Linen Folder

Printing Black on Gray Linen

Gray Linen is a darker gray stock, but print a bold black design on it and your folders will really pop.

Printed Kraft Recycled Folder

Earth Tones on Kraft Paper

Kraft paper is a popular option because of its natural appearance. Colors that work best printed on this recycled paper are black or muted earth tones. Please note that colors print much darker on kraft paper.

Printed Desert Haze Recycled Folder

Black and White Images on Desert Haze

If you want pictures printed on a tinted paper stock, try using black and white images with good contrast.

Printed Sea Spray Recycled Folder

Printed Sea Spray Folder

Our recycled Sea Spray paper stock has a light blue tint, so this design shows a darker blue printed on it for a simple church welcome folder design.

Order your printed folders online in three easy steps:

Mini, Letter-Sized, or Legal Folders

1. Choose a Style

Mini, 9" x 12" and legal-sized folders, all with two pockets and free business card die cuts.

Linen, Recycled Paper, Glossy, and More

2. Select Your Paper

Choose from a rainbow of 36 paper colors and textures. Mini folders are printed on standard white stock only.

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3. Add Your Logo

Last step! Just upload your logo or enter your text. Your printed folders will ship in 5-7 business days.

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