Brochure Folding Options

TriFold

Folding is an important part of a brochure and oftentimes the design can be enhanced based on how the final piece will be ultimately folded. At Printing Solutions we offer several folding options for our high quality brochures. Take a look to see which one is best for your needs.

accordion fold Accordion FoldA sheet which has been printed on only one side then folded twice in right angles to form a W-shaped four page uncut section. Standard Accordion folds are offered as 4-panels. 5-panel Accordion fold jobs are also available. Accordion folds are usually available on 100lb gloss book papers. Such as, brochures and catalogs.
double gate fold Double Gate FoldSingle gate fold, with an additional fold on the center.
double parallel fold Double Parallel FoldA type of fold where the piece is folded in half and then folded in half again. The folds are parallel to each other.
french fold French Fold (quarter fold)A sheet which has been printed on one side only and then folded twice at right angles to form a four page uncut section.
gate fold Gate FoldWhen both sides of an oversize page fold into the gutter in overlapping layers.
half fold Half FoldOne fold in half down the middle. Can be either horizontal or vertical.
half tri fold Half-Tri FoldA sheet is folded in half and then tri-folded.
tri fold Tri FoldA fold where a three panel piece has both side sections folded inward, one on top of the other each section is approximately 1/3 the length of the piece. Also known as a C-fold or letter-fold.
z-fold Z FoldA paper fold represented by back and forth folds into three panels.
Andrew Pinch

About Andrew Pinch

Andrew has been working in the print industry since 2003, working in prepress, management, and ultimately owner of print shops, including Printing Solutions of Tempe, Arizona. See Andrew's LinkedIn Profile here.