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Common types of folded brochures

Please use the info-graphic  to help you choose the right folded brochure for your current project.

When creating your artwork, it is important to set the panel orientations and the fold/score positions correctly. To assist you in doing this, we have provided explanations, diagrams and guideline templates for all of our folded products.

Detailed information can be found by expanding the tabs below:
Please note, we always recommend using our guideline templates to ensure your artwork is set up correctly.

A5 folded in half to A6
(Also known as a 4pp A6)

Half Fold: A method of folding in which the printing is folded in half down the centre of the page to form the finished size (A6).

Artwork for A5 folded in half (4pp A6) should always be supplied as 2 x A5 (148 x 210mm) pages and NOT as 4 x A6 (105 x 148mm) pages.

To download guideline templates for our A5 folded in half (4pp A6) please click hereBefore using our templates please thoroughly read the read me file supplied.

When preparing artwork for A5 folded in half (4pp A6) – PORTRAIT FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be the right panel of the first page and the back cover should be the left panel of the first page. Page two should contain the inside pages of the brochure.

When preparing artwork for A5 folded in half (4pp A6) – LANDSCAPE FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be the top panel of the first page and should also be supplied up-side-down. The back cover should be the bottom panel of the first page and should also be supplied the correct way up. Page two should contain the inside pages of the brochure, these pages should be supplied the correct way up.

Double DL folded in half to DL
(Also known as a 4pp DL)

Half Fold: A method of folding in which the printing is folded in half down the centre of the page to form the finished size (DL).

Artwork for Double DL folded in half (4pp DL) should always be supplied as 2 x Double DL (198 x 210mm) pages and NOT as 4 x DL (99 x 210mm) pages.

To download guideline templates for all of our Double DL folded in half (4pp DL) please click hereBefore using our templates please thoroughly read the read me file supplied.

When preparing artwork for Double DL folded in half (210 x 198mm flat) – LANDSCAPE FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be the top panel of the first page and should also be supplied up-side-down. The back cover should be the bottom panel of the first page and should also be supplied the correct way up. Page two should contain the inside pages of the brochure, these pages should be supplied the correct way up.

When preparing artwork for Double DL folded in half (198 x 210mm flat) – PORTRAIT FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be the right panel of the first page and the back cover should be the left panel of the first page. Page two should contain the inside pages of the brochure.

296 x 148mm folded in half to 148mm x 148mm
(Also known as 4pp 148mm Square)

Diagram of an 148mm square card folded in half

Half Fold: A method of folding in which the printing is folded in half down the center of the page to form the finished size (148mm x 148mm).

Artwork for 296 x 148mm Cards folded in half (4pp 148mm Square) should always be supplied as 2 x 296 x 148mm pages and NOT as 4 x 148 x 148mm pages.

To download guideline templates for our 296 x 148mm folded in half (4pp 148mm Square) please click here. Before using our templates please thoroughly read the read me file supplied.

When preparing artwork for 296 x 148mm folded in half (4pp 148mm Square) – LANDSCAPE FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be the right panel of the first page and the back cover should be the left panel of the first page. Page two should contain the inside pages of the brochure.

When preparing artwork for 296 x 148mm folded in half (4pp 148mm Square) – PORTRAIT FORMAT (see diagram below), the front cover should be the top panel of the first page and should also be supplied up-side-down. The back cover should be the bottom panel of the first page and should also be supplied the correct way up. Page two should contain the inside pages of the brochure, these pages should be supplied the correct way up.

A4 Roll Folded to DL
(also known as a 6pp DL)

Roll Fold: A method of folding in which the panels fold in on each other to form the finished size (DL).

When folding (roll fold) your A4 printing to DL, we will fold your printing into thirds. Your printing will be folded inward in the same direction twice. This will create a brochure with six panels or pages (three on the front and three on the back).

Artwork for A4 folded brochures should always be supplied as 2 x A4 pages and NOT as 6 x DL pages.

To download guideline templates for all of our A4 folded brochures please click hereBefore using our templates please thoroughly read the read me file supplied.

When preparing artwork for A4 roll folded to DL – LANDSCAPE FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be positioned as the far right panel of the first page. The back cover should be positioned as the centre panel of the first page. Page two should contain the inside pages of the brochure.

When preparing artwork for A4 roll folded to DL – PORTRAIT FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be positioned as the top panel of the first page and should also be supplied up-side-down. The back cover should be positioned as the center panel of the first page and should be supplied the correct way up. Page two should contain the inside pages of the brochure, these pages should be supplied the correct way up.

 

A4 Z Folded to DL
(also known as a 6pp DL)

Z-Fold: A method of folding in which each fold opens in the opposite direction to its neighbour, giving a pleated or concertina effect.

When folding (Z Fold) your A4 printing to DL, we will fold your printing into thirds. Each fold will open in the opposite direction to its neighbour – giving a pleated or concertina effect. This will create a brochure with six panels or pages (three on the front and three on the back).

Artwork for A4 folded brochures should always be supplied as 2 x A4 pages and NOT as 6 x DL pages.

To download guideline templates for all of our A4 folded brochures please click hereBefore using our templates please thoroughly read the read me file supplied.

When preparing artwork for A4 Z fold to DL – LANDSCAPE FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be positioned as the far right panel of the first page. The back cover should be positioned as the far right panel of the second page.

When preparing artwork for A4 Z fold to DL – LANDSCAPE FORMAT – (see diagram below),the front cover should be positioned as the top panel of the first page. The back cover should be positioned as the bottom panel of the second page.

 

A4 Folded in half to A5
(also known as a 4pp A5)


Half Fold: A method of folding in which the printing is folded in half down the centre of the page to form the finished size (A5).

Artwork for A4 folded in half (4pp A5) should always be supplied as 2 x A4 pages and NOT as 4 x A5 pages.

To download guideline templates for all of our A4 folded in half (4pp A5) please click hereBefore using our templates please thoroughly read the read me file supplied.

When preparing artwork for A4 folded in half (4pp A5) – LANDSCAPE FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be the right panel of the first page and the back cover should be the left panel of the first page. Page two should contain the inside pages of the brochure.

A4 fold to A5 Landscape dimensions

When preparing artwork for A4 folded in half (4pp A5)- PORTRAIT FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be the top panel of the first page and should also be supplied up-side-down. The back cover should be the bottom panel of the first page and should also be supplied the correct way up. Page two should contain the inside pages of the brochure, these pages should be supplied the correct way up.

Portrait A4 Half Fold A5 Dimensions

396 x 210mm Roll Folded to DL
(also known as a 8pp DL)

Roll Fold: A method of folding in which the panels fold in on each other to form the finished size (DL).

When roll folding your brochures to DL, we will fold your printing into quarters. Your printing will be folded inward in the same direction three times. This will create a brochure with eight panels or pages (four on the front and four on the back).

Artwork for 396 x 210mm (8pp DL) Brochures Roll Folded to DL should always be supplied as 2 x 396 x 210mm pages and NOT as 8 x DL pages.

To download guideline templates for all of our folded brochures please click hereBefore using our templates please thoroughly read the read me file supplied.

When preparing artwork for 396 x 210mm (8pp DL) Roll Folded to DL – LANDSCAPE FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be positioned as the far right panel of the first page, the back cover should be positioned as the ‘second from the right’ panel of the first page. Page two should contain the inside pages of the brochure.

8pp DL Roll Fold Landscape

When preparing artwork for 396 x 210mm (8pp DL) Roll Folded to DL – PORTRAIT FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be positioned as the top panel of the first page and should also be supplied up-side-down. The back cover should be positioned as the ‘second from the top’ panel of the first page and should be supplied the correct way up. Page two should contain the inside pages of the brochure, these pages should be supplied the correct way up.

8pp DL Roll Fold Portrait

396 x 210mm Z-Folded to DL
(also known as a 8pp DL)

Z-Fold: A method of folding in which each fold opens in the opposite direction to its neighbour, giving a pleated or concertina effect.

When Z-folding your printing to DL, we will fold your printing into quarters. Each fold will open in the opposite direction to its neighbour – giving a pleated or concertina effect. This will create a brochure with eight panels or pages (four on the front and four on the back).

Artwork for 396 x 210mm (8pp DL) Brochures Z-Folded to DL should always be supplied as 2 x 396 x 210mm pages and NOT as 8 x DL pages.

To download guideline templates for all of our folded brochures please click hereBefore using our templates please thoroughly read the read me file supplied.

When preparing artwork for 396 x 210mm (8pp DL) Z-Folded to DL – LANDSCAPE FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be positioned as the far right panel of the first page and the back cover as the far left panel of the first page.

When preparing artwork for 396 x 210mm (8pp DL) Roll Folded to DL – PORTRAIT FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be positioned as the top panel of the first page and the back cover as the bottom panel of the first page.

 

A3 Folded in half to A4
(also known as a 4pp A4)


Half Fold: A method of folding in which the printing is folded in half down the centre of the page to form the finished size (A4).

Artwork for A3 folded in half (4pp A4) should always be supplied as 2 x A3 pages and NOT as 4 x A4 pages.

To download guideline templates for all of our A3 folded brochures please click hereBefore using our templates please thoroughly read the read me file supplied.

When preparing artwork for A3 folded in half (4pp A4) – LANDSCAPE FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be the right panel of the first page and the back cover should be the left panel of the first page. Page two should contain the inside pages of the brochure.

When preparing artwork for A3 folded in half (4pp A4) – PORTRAIT FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be the top panel of the first page and should also be supplied up-side-down. The back cover should be the bottom panel of the first page and should also be supplied the correct way up. Page two should contain the inside pages of the brochure, these pages should be supplied the correct way up.

 

A3 Folded to A4 (4pp A4),
crash folded (roll fold) to DL

Half fold: A method of folding where the paper is folded in half down the centre of the page.Crash fold: After folding from A3 to A4, folding the document (roll fold) a second time from A4 to DL.

Artwork for A3 crash folded brochures should always be supplied as 2 x A3 pages and NOT as 4 x A4 pages.

To download guideline templates for all of our A3 crash folded brochures please click hereBefore using our templates please thoroughly read the read me file supplied.

When preparing artwork for A3 Folded Brochures crash folded to DL (Portrait A4, Landscape DL), please refer to the diagram provided below:

When preparing artwork for A3 Folded Brochures crash folded to DL (Landscape A4, Portrait DL), please refer to the diagram below:

A3 crash fold- roll

630 x 297mm Roll Folded to A4
(also known as a 6pp A4)

Roll Fold: A method of folding in which the panels fold in on each other to form the finished size (A4).

When folding (roll fold) your 630 x 297mm printing to A4, we will fold your printing into thirds. Your printing will be folded inward in the same direction twice. This will create a brochure with six panels or pages (three on the front and three on the back).

Artwork for 630 x 297mm folded brochures should always be supplied as two 630 x 297mm pages and NOT as 6 x A4 pages.

To download guideline templates for all of our 630 x 297mm folded brochures please click hereBefore using our templates please thoroughly read the read me file supplied.

When preparing artwork for 630 x 297mm roll folded – LANDSCAPE FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be positioned as the far right panel of the first page. The back cover should be positioned as the centre panel of the first page. Page two should contain the inside pages of the brochure.

When preparing artwork for 630 x 297mm roll folded – PORTRAIT FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be positioned as the top panel of the first page and should also be supplied up-side-down. The back cover should be positioned as the centre panel of the first page and should be supplied the correct way up. Page two should contain the inside pages of the brochure, these pages should be supplied the correct way up.

 

630 x 297mm Z-Folded to A4
(also known as a 6pp A4)

Z-Fold: A method of folding in which each fold opens in the opposite direction to its neighbour, giving a pleated or concertina effect.

When folding (Z Fold) your 630 x 297mm printing to A4, we will fold your printing into thirds. Each fold will open in the opposite direction to its neighbour – giving a pleated or concertina effect. This will create a brochure with six panels or pages (three on the front and three on the back).

Artwork for 630 x 297mm folded brochures should always be supplied as two 630 x 297mm pages and NOT as 6 x A4 pages.

To download guideline templates for all of our 630 x 297mm folded brochures please click hereBefore using our templates please thoroughly read the read me file supplied.

When preparing artwork for 630 x 297mm folded – LANDSCAPE FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be positioned as the far right panel of the first page. The back cover should be positioned as the far right panel of the second page.

When preparing artwork for 630 x 297mm Z folded – LANDSCAPE FORMAT – (see diagram below), the front cover should be positioned as the top panel of the first page. The back cover should be positioned as the bottom panel of the second page.

 

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