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Restaurant Menu Covers – How to Get Creative

Restaurant menu covers come in many styles, from practical to exotic with numerous options to be creative. Exploring what styles are available and the numerous material choices available today can be helpful in designing your perfect cover.

There is a wide range of covers from a practical menu cover for casual dining such as the Cafe Cover, which is a clear vinyl cover and the actual menu is encased in vinyl, with binding sewn around the edge and metal corners. This cover can be made in various sizes, configurations and multiple pages to suit your restaurant and menu. These menus can be made with pockets or short panels to display your specials. There are a number binding material options including nylon, leather grain or lizard skin and are available in many colors to coordinate with your restaurant decor.

Another practical and durable cover is the Royal Cafe which is a solid hard cover which can be decorated with your establishment name and logo. There is binding sewn around the edge which can contract or coordinate with the cover and has metal corners for durability. This cover offers many options including many configurations, multiple pages and can be made with clear vinyl pages which cover your menus or corner catches to slip the menu page into. This style offers lots of variety for design with various materials with different textures and colors. Your restaurant name and logo can be debossed and/or foil stamped in a variety of colors. Some of the materials include basketball and football, great for sports bars. To go with a steak house theme a brown and white cowhide or deep leather grained material is a good choice.

Turned edge restaurant menu covers offer almost endless opportunities for creativity. Turned edge covers are constructed with all edged French turned without stitching and is padded for that elegant look. These covers can be manufactured with or without padding and are also available in an ultra-thin style for a thinner, lighter and more stream lined cover. The frame style that works well for single page menus or wine lists with the menu page inserted into the cover and looks as though it is in a frame. Turned edge covers are available in single panel for a one page menu or multiple pages to accommodate up to 8 pages of menu.

Turned edge covers are very versatile and can be made of almost any material so the choices are many. Natural cork is a great look for wine lists, seafood restaurants, dining establishments by the shore, or with an ocean theme. A basket weave material can add that tropical look and feel. Ostrich skin will add a more exotic look and feel to a menu cover, or lizard skin for that Southwestern theme. Want a more art deco or modern look; there are some great metallic materials. For a more antique or rustic look there are wood grain fabrics that look great. If cost is not a concern, real leather is available or if you would like real leather that is less pricy and more durable bonded leather looks, feels and smells wonderful. Many more options are available including linen and leather grained book cloth offered in a variety of colors to coordinate with your color scheme. Combine two contrasting materials for that truly one of a kind look.

With turned edge restaurant menu covers there are many design options that can be implemented such as windows on the cover to frame a picture, photo or even a metal insert. Metal inserts are generally embossed with a design, picture or logo on copper or aluminum which is available in different finishes. Your favorite picture or rendering can be laminated to the cover as well as foil stamping of designs, logos and establishment name can be added in single or multiple colors. Some examples of cover designs can be seen here http://menus-plus.com/custom_designer_menus.html

The ability to create a unique restaurant menu cover has come a long way with the many options and materials available on the market today.

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