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.
A 2-panel brochure fold. The sheet is folded in half.
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.
3-panel brochure fold that folds back and forth to make a “z” shape. All three panels are the same size.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Closed Gate Fold
The same as an Open Gate Fold with an additional fold in the center to create a 4-panel piece.
Also called a French Fold. Folded one vertically, then horizontally, for a 4-panel brochure fold. All four panels are the same size.