Similar to how television has evolved from black and white to colored and now, to smart TVs, brochure printing and other forms of printing advertisement have also evolved. Here, we will take a look at how this type of branding has evolved over the years, and how you need to print your own brochures now in order to promote your business.
A Quick Look at How Brochure Design has Evolved
As you may already know, a brochure looks like a mini-book or magazine. It contains information and pictures about the products or services you are offering. If you’re a business owner, you can definitely benefit from printing and distributing brochures with well thought-out designs and marketing copy.
So how did brochures look a long time ago? Here’s a brief glimpse:
- In the 1940s, digital photography wasn’t born yet so there was heavy reliance on hand-drawn illustrations. If one or two photographs are included in a brochure, it’s black and white and the resolution is not that great. Also, colored printing was expensive during this decade so most printed materials are black and white.
- In the 1950s, photography has greatly improved and the costs of colored printing went down, so brochures have become more colourful.
- In the 1960s, it was pretty common to see colored brochures although old school hand-drawn illustrations and fonts were still used.
- A decade later, brochures print has gone full-color because of the improvement in photography techniques. It has also become easier to layout printed materials and the costs of printing colored brochures have significantly gone down.
From the 1980s onwards, designing and printing brochures have become fully digital. Digital photography has evolved along with it, so it has become very easy to blend all these elements together. You just need to know how to come up with a strategic design that will appeal to your target market. You also need to include a call to action, as well as updated contact information for you to realize your marketing goals in the first place.
Today, when looking for a brochure print service provider, you even have the option to go with small desktop digital printing services or companies that use offset printing through huge printing presses. Offset printing presses deliver more professional-looking results, but there’s nothing wrong with going digital, either.
With the improvements in photography, printing, and layouting technology, there’s no doubt that brochure design has come a long way. Whether you prefer to use old school hand drawn illustrations or modern photography to make your brochure stand out, what’s important is to pay close attention to even the smallest details. Doing so will make you achieve your marketing objectives in printing the brochures in the first place.