Brochure Folds

There are a number of brochure folds available. These diagrams illustrate the folds offered by Superstore Printing and should assist you in completing your layout.

Half-Fold
A 2-panel brochure fold. The sheet is folded in half.

half-fold diagram

Tri-fold
Also called a 3-panel roll fold, C-fold or Letter fold. A three-panel piece that has both side sections folded inward. Each section is approximately 1/3 of the total length, but the inner panel is 1/16″ shorter so it will lie flat when folded.

tri-fold

Z-Fold
3-panel brochure fold that folds back and forth to make a “z” shape. All three panels are the same size.

z-fold

4-Panel Roll Fold
A 4-panel brochure fold where the piece is folded inward at one end and then inward again as if you are rolling it up. Similar to the tri-fold, but with an additional panel. Inner panels are shortened so the folded piece will lie flat.

4-panel roll fold

Double Parallel Fold
a 4-panel brochure fold where the piece is folded in half then folded in half again. The folds are parallel to each other, and the inside panels are shorter.

double parallel fold

Accordion Fold
Also called a fan fold. A 4-panel brochure fold where the piece is folded twice in a zig-zag manner to form a “W” shape. Similar to a “Z” fold but with an extra panel. All panels are the same width.

accordion fold

Open Gate Fold
3-panel brochure fold where the sides of an oversize sheet fold and meet in the middle, creating a larger middle panel.

open gate fold'

Closed Gate Fold
The same as an Open Gate Fold with an additional fold in the center to create a 4-panel piece.

closed gate fold

Quarter-Fold
Also called a French Fold. Folded one vertically, then horizontally, for a 4-panel brochure fold. All four panels are the same size.

quarter fold french fold
 

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