If you are planning on designing a brochure, booklet, flyer or book that requires folding then this section is for you.
There are special considerations that need to be taken into account with any project that folds, a couple of the main issues that arrises with folded jobs are listed below.
The first of these is ensuring that the fold line falls where you were expecting it too. Many people don't realise for example that panel sizes on A4 to DL brochures are all slightly different. This can cause you heartache if your design relies on the fold falling in a specific place as is often the case. Read more about this in our brochure section.
The second thing you need to be aware of is that the number of pages or type and thickness of your stock can alter the way in which a brochure or book will be folded or bound. Read more about this in our booklet and books section.
Stock. We can fold from 80gsm up to 170gsm for coated paper and from 80gsm to 150gsm in uncoated paper. Once your project exceeds these paper weights it is necessary to score and hand fold.
Extras such as perforation, scoring or numbering are often useful. Scoring is the mechanical indenting/creasing of paper to force a fold in a certain position. Perferation creates small slits in a sheet to enable easy tearing. Numbering places a individual number on each sheet for such things as order books and raffle tickets.
For more information on extras or contact us for advice or a quote.
The most common brochure fold is the A4 to DL, however we have a large variety of options available when it comes to brochure folds.
It is important to get the correct panel measurements for each particular type of fold, so we have included several templates for you to download. Each template is specific to a type of fold or brochure and includes such details as panel sizes, guide fold and trim marks.
Tthe following diagrams illustrate the more popular fold options.
A4 TO DL 6 PANEL BROCHURE FOLDS
8 PANEL BROCHURE FOLDS
A3 TO A4 TO DL 12 PANEL BROCHURE FOLD
Below is a list of Indesign templates you can download and use to give you the correct panel measurements, fold locations etc for some of our more common products. The Templates should be used in conjunction with our PDF Export presets and flatten transparency presets, if you don't already have them you can download them here.
All Indesign files are made up in CS1 so that they will be more compatible for users with older versions of Adobe CS.
Should you not find what you are looking for please contact our staff for assistance.
A4 to DL Roll Fold
8 Panel DL Roll Fold
8 Panel DL Z or Concertina Fold
8 Panel DL Gate Fold
8 Panel Double Parallel Fold
A3 to A4 to DL fold
A4 8 Page Booklet (add/subtract pages as required)
A5 8 Page Booklet (add/subtract pages as required)
Square CD Case 8 Page Booklet (add/subtract pages as required)
A4 Book - 8 pages add additional pages as required
A5 Book - 8 pages add additional pages as required