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No Fold

Half Fold

Tri Fold

Parallel Fold

Gate Fold - Open

Gate Fold - Closed

Z Fold

Accordian Fold

Half Fold
The half fold is commonly used for brochures and greeting cards. For cover weight paper, a score is usually required to produce a smooth folded edge.

Tri Fold
This common fold, used for mailings and brochures, is much like a letter folded by hand for inserting in an envelope. The tri fold produces a self-contained unit.

Parallel Fold
An excellent fold for legal size (or larger) pieces that are to be mailed. A legal sheet (8.5" x 14") is folded to 3.5" x 8.5". A 9" x 16" sheet produces a 4" x 9", four panel brochure. A  perforation added at one of the folds can create a three panel brochure with detachable reply card.

Gate Fold
The gate fold is very attractive as the succession of message presentation is dramatic. It requires  either handwork or specialized equipment. Lining up images that cross over the inside flaps can be very difficult.

The ā€œZā€ style offers an advantage for multi-page letters to be collated and hand inserted for mailing. Because the pages nest together, the letter is opened with the pages in sequence. It does tend to spring open

Accordion Fold
This is the four or five panel equivalent of the ā€œZā€ fold. It makes a nice presentation, but may  want to spring open. It requires each panel be about 1/32" longer than the preceding panel. It is run tail first so that the front cover will be the widest panel.

This is a summary of the common folding configurations. If you would like a folding configuration not shown here please let us know.



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