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Pamphlet vs. Brochure: What Is the Difference? (With Examples)

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If you've been asking yourself "What is the difference between a brochure and a pamphlet?", you're in the right place.

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Today, we'll explain the difference between pamphlets and brochures. We'll also show you some terrific example templates you can download and customise to create your own brochure or pamphlet as the case may be.

Pamphlet vs. Brochure

Is a pamphlet the same as a brochure? Placed side by side, it may be difficult to tell the difference between these two based on the way they look because they can sometimes share similar characteristics.

In this case, the brochure/pamphlet difference may seem mythical, but if you look more closely, you're bound to spot the difference in the two mediums, which ultimately boils down to how they are being used. Let's look more closely at each.

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The main difference between a pamphlet and a brochure comes down to how each is used.

What Is a Brochure?

A brochure is a printed item used to advertise a company's products or services. Brochures may come in different shapes and sizes and range in form from a bound multi-page booklet to a single page that has been folded to create sections, as in bi- or tri-folded brochures. They usually consist of high-quality, eye-catching images accompanied by compelling supporting text. Here are some of the best brochure templates you'll find at Envato Elements.

Malina Brochure Template + 20 Pattern (INDD, EPS, PNG)

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The Malina brochure template contains 24 different pages in both A4 and US Letter size. Choose the pages that work best for your intended purpose, and then add your images and text to create a unique look for your project. As a bonus, this template includes 20 seamless patterns.

Portfolio Brochure Design Template (INDD)

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This portfolio brochure design template is a great way to showcase your products and services. The template contains 32 pages and is presented in both A4 and US Letter size and is fully editable using InDesign.

RATTU InDesign Brochure Template (INDD)

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Fashion and apparel businesses will love this awesome InDesign brochure template. The A4 and US Letter-size template contains 26 custom pages, which offer plenty of options for finding the right layout for your needs. The files are well organised in layers so that editing is super easy using InDesign.

Business Brochure Design Template (INDD)

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If your company is looking for just the right business brochure layout to market its services and products, this stunning business brochure design template is for you. It offers 12 unique page layouts which you can mix and match according to your needs. Images, text, and graphics are all presented on several separate layers in InDesign so that editing is super easy.

Proposal Brochure Template (AI, EPS, INDD, PSD)

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This A4 proposal brochure template will make your next marketing venture shine. The clean and modern layout has ample room for both images and text. It is offered in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, so choose the software you're most familiar with and start customising.

Digital Marketing Brochure Template (INDD)

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This stylish digital marketing brochure template is a great choice when you want to stand out from the crowd. The modern brochure offers high-quality design and will save you loads of time and money creating a brochure from scratch. The A4 template contains 12 custom pages. Just enough to create an eye-catching brochure.

Brochure Design Template (INDD)

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Interior design companies and architectural companies will love this brochure design template. It contains 12 A4 and US Letter-size pages, all of which you can customise using InDesign.

InDesign Brochure Template (INDD)

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How about this gorgeous InDesign brochure template for your next marketing venture. It contains 14 professionally laid-out files, which include a front and back cover. The A4 and US Letter files are well organised in layers so that you can edit the images and the text easily.

Brochure Design Template (INDD)

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Artists, photographers, and designers, this brochure template is for you. Specially designed for those in the creative fields who are looking to market their products or services, the A4 template contains 20 pages. Images, text, and background are all on separate layers so that you can customise each element separately according to your needs.

Interior Design Brochure Template (EPS, INDD)

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This interior design brochure template is perfect for those in the real estate industry. The modern brochure template offers professional, high-quality design. It contains 12 custom pages, all in A4 size, and the files are neatly organised in InDesign and Illustrator, which makes editing super easy.

Business Brochure Design Template (INDD)

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Choose this business brochure design template when you need to create your next business brochure. With 24 unique pages, you have plenty of choice to create a unique and eye-catching brochure. The template comes in both A4 and US Letter size and is fully editable in InDesign.

Creative Company Brochure Template (INDD)

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Modern and creative, this company brochure template offers 12 custom pages in landscape format. The A4 template allows you to add images and text as well as charts and graphs using In Design.

New Design Brochure Template (PSD)

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When you're looking for a simple brochure, this is the template to choose. It contains one A4 page. With an eye-catching layout, your target audience won't be able to take their eyes off your brochure. Just add your own images and text to the Photoshop template and then choose your colour combinations.

Brochure Design Template (INDD)

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This landscape brochure template offers 14 pages in both A4 and US Letter size. The template comes with two premade colour schemes: blue and coral. You can add images and text in InDesign.

Tri-fold Brochure Template (AI, EPS, INDD, PSD)

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Colourful and bold, this trifold brochure template is for those looking for the simple and modern. The A4 template is offered in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, so there's plenty of choice of software that you can use to edit this file.

What Is a Pamphlet?

Unlike brochures, the main purpose of a pamphlet is to inform or educate audiences about a single subject rather than to sell goods or services. Pamphlets usually take the form of a single sheet of paper with information printed on one or both sides, but can also be composed of several unbound sheets. When a pamphlet is a single sheet, it is often folded into sections to create a tri-fold or bi-fold pamphlet. Here are some of the best pamphlet templates you'll find at Envato Elements.

The Brand Pamphlet Template (INDD)

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The Brand Pamphlet Template contains two A4 and Letter-size templates, each offering 24 different layouts. All elements of the template, images, colours, and text are editable using InDesign.

Creative Pamphlet Template (PSD, INDD)

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If you're looking for a simple, modern, and professional pamphlet template, this trifold design is the right choice for you. The template offers both A4 and US Letter-size options and comes in both Photoshop and InDesign files.

Creative Solutions Pamphlet (EPS)

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Looking for a stylish and elegant pamphlet to share information about your company or event? Then how about this creative solutions pamphlet? The bifold pamphlet offers just the right amount of space to get your message across. Just swap the placeholder images for your own images and add your text.

Children Educational Pamphlet (INDD)

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Want to create a children's educational pamphlet? Then we have just the right template for you. This tri-fold template is available in both A4 and US Letter size. There are two pages in this layout which allow you to add information to both the front and the back of your pamphlet.

Adobe InDesign Pamphlet (INDD)

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This Adobe InDesign pamphlet is a great choice for getting your message across. The A4 size template is super easy to customise because images and text are organised on separate layers.

Expert Pamphlet Template (PSD)

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Expert Pamphlet Template includes two Photoshop files to make maximum use of this one-page trifold pamphlet. Just swap the placeholder images with your own images, add your text and colour scheme, and you're done.

Tri-fold Pamphlet Template

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Here's another terrific tri-fold pamphlet template that offers a gorgeous design guaranteed to catch the eye of your prospective audience. Creating an eye-catching pamphlet has never been so easy.

Graphic Elements Pamphlet (AI, EPS, JPG, PDF)

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Graphic Elements Pamphlet offers a striking and colourful cover. Add your own colour scheme and then add images and text, and you've got one terrific pamphlet ready for use.

Medical Trifold Pamphlet Template (INDD)

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Organisations in the healthcare industry will love this medical tri-fold pamphlet template. It's fully editable using InDesign, so all you need to do is replace the placeholder images with your own images, add your text and colour scheme, and your job is done.

Corporate Agency Pamphlet Template (INDD,IDML)

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Looking for a bi-fold pamphlet? How about this corporate agency pamphlet template? Ideal for individuals, companies, and organisations of any type, the template is offered in both US Letter and A4 size and is completely editable using InDesign. A great template for getting your message across.

Tri-Fold Pamphlet Template (PSD, Ai, EPS, INDD)

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Create an eye-catching pamphlet with this tri-fold pamphlet template. The A4 template includes files in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, so you have plenty of choice of software when it comes to editing. All files are layered and well-organised.

Education Pamphlet Template (PSD, Ai, EPS)

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Educators will love this pamphlet template. It will help you get your message across in an elegant and modern way. The template is offered in A4 size and is fully editable in Photoshop or Illustrator. All the files are well organised in layers, so it's easy to swap the placeholder images and text with your own.

InDesign Business Pamphlet Template (INDD)

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How about this InDesign business pamphlet template for your next project? The pamphlet offers 24 page layouts so that you can easily choose the exact layout you want. It features both A4 and US Letter templates, and the text, images, and objects are organised on different layers for easy editing.

Corporate Pamphlet Template (PSD)

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Here's a terrific tri-fold pamphlet template that will keep your message front and centre. The template offers three colour variations. The layered Photoshop files use smart objects, so you can swap your own photographs with the placeholder photographs in one click.

Tri-Fold Pamphlet Template (PSD)

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Here's another trifold pamphlet template with an eye-catching and professional design. Offered in both A4 and US Letter size, this is a great multipurpose template for all sorts of businesses.

What Is the Difference Between a Leaflet and a Pamphlet?

Now that you know the difference between brochures and pamphlets, let's discuss their cousin, the leaflet. Pamphlets are sometimes referred to as leaflets, but though the two are quite similar in style, they are not the same. The main differences are the quality, the number of sheets used to create them, and the purpose.

A leaflet is always made from a single sheet of paper that may be folded. It tends to be of lower quality than a pamphlet to make it cost-effective. It can be used for advertising or information and is often handed out in public or added to newspapers.

Here are some examples of leaflet templates available at Envato Elements.

Leaflet Template for Electrician (PNG)

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This template from Placeit is a great example of a leaflet, which in this case is used to advertise the services of an electrician. Placeit templates are easy to customise because you can edit them right from your browser.

Market Leaflet Template

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This is another terrific example of a leaflet. It is just one page with a simple message and graphics. Customisation is done online from your browser.

Cafe Leaflet Template

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Leaflets are a great, cost-effective choice for cafes. If you want to make your own leaflet, Placeit is a great option because it offers a great selection of templates, all of which can be customised from your browser, with no need for special software or expertise.

Dance Leaflet Template

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Community organisations can make great use of low-cost, high-quality leaflet templates like this one from Placeit. You can customise the template from your browser and download it for a small fee.

Restaurant Leaflet Template

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Finally, let's look at restaurant leaflets. This is the kind of template that restaurants can make good use of. You can upload your own food photos online and then customise your text and colour scheme in a few clicks, right in your browser.

Choose Your Preferred Template Today

Leaflet or pamphlet vs. brochure. It may be hard to keep track of the difference between the three. The best way might be to remember that whether it's multi-paged, flat single-leafed or tri-folded, how you intend to use your template is key.

If you want to advertise your services and products extensively, then a glossy multi-page brochure might be your best bet. If you want to share information on a single topic, then a flat single-leaf or tri-fold pamphlet would work best. Finally, if you want to make people aware of your product or service or share information about an upcoming event, a flat single-leaf leaflet may be perfect for you.

Whichever medium you choose, Envato Elements and Placeit offer a terrific supply of the best brochure, pamphlet, and leaflet templates around. Head on over to either site and get your favourite template today.

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