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X Long Menu Card Size

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X Long Menu Card Size

What is the X Long size for Menu Cards?

X-Long menu cards are not as common as other standard menu sizes but are the perfect mix of the space offered by A4 menus and the cost and flexibility offered by A5 or DL menus. X-long menu cards have dimensions of 105 x 297 mm, which corresponds to an A4 sheet folded in half vertically. Its long and narrow shape is most common for drinks and snack menus rather than for main menus, unless when opting for a folded X-Long menu which offers more surface.

X Long Menu Card dimensions in Millimetres, Centimetres and Inches

Paper format: X Long Menu Card
Dimensions in Millimeters: 105 x 297 mm
Dimensions in Centimeters: 10.5 x 29.7 cm
Dimensions in Inches: 4.13 x 11.7 in

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When should I use X Long Menu Cards?

X-long menu cards can be described as narrow and long in shape. It is a very versatile dimension as it can serve as all types of menus, depending if it’s single-sided, double-sided or folded. The format of X-long menu cards allows them to be easily stored and distributed to guests, but are also small enough to be left on a table without taking too much space. This option allows guests to consult the menu as they wish.

Bars with extensive drink options such as beers, wines, cocktails, shots, hot drinks, soft drinks and long drinks are particularly fond of this format as it allows to coherentently list all their options in a structured manner, easy to follow for their guests. This way, these menus can be left around for guests to order when they are ready.

Ideally, a menu card should always match the restaurant’s theme and reflect its atmosphere. At Helloprint, menu cards are 100% customisable, so you can be sure that your menu will blend in perfectly. The X-long format is available as single-sided, double-sided and as half-fold. Choosing half-fold menus also offers the option to include a cover page for your menu, even better to get your guests intrigued! Go ahead and order our X-long menus today, and feel free to contact us should you require any guidance or assistance, we are always glad to help.

Printing resolution for X Long Menu Cards

When printing an image of X Long size you need to make sure you set it up on the right resolution. The resolution to use for an X Long image is 105 x 297 mm at 300 ppi (pixels per inch). Make sure you also include bleed to avoid receiving your products with a white border around them. A 3 mm bleed on all sides of your design is sufficient. InDesign includes a tool which you can use to easily add bleed, in Photoshop you would have to add it manually. Are you not sure if you included bleed the right way? Check the free template on the product page of the product you’re ordering.

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