Half Fold – On a tabloid format newspaper, a half fold is a single fold at the spine leaving the full front page visible to the reader.


Quarter-Fold: On a tabloid format newspaper, a quarter fold is the second fold in the middle of the front page leaving the top half only visible to the reader


Double Parallel Fold – Used primarily in digest sized publications, it allows the publication to be run 2 up and then stitched and trimmed, saving time and labour costs in the printing process. For more information on this, please contact the customer service department or your sales representative.


Half Fold – The half fold is commonly used for brochures and greeting cards. For cover weight paper, a score is usually required to produce a smooth folded edge.


Letter Fold – This common fold, used for mailings and brochures, is much like a letter folded by hand for inserting in an envelope. The letter fold produces a self-contained unit, easily handled by automated envelope inserters.


Z-Fold – The “Z” style offers an advantage for multi-page letters to be collated and hand inserted for mailing. Because the pages nest together, the letter is opened with the pages in sequence. It does tend to spring open and should be avoided when automated envelope inserting is used.


 Half + Letter Fold – This fold is perfect for newsletters. An 11″ x 17″ sheet folded this way has only one open side and fits into a #10 envelope. The newsletter looks good and is easy to handle.


Two Parallel Fold – An excellent fold for legal size (or larger) pieces that are to be mailed. A legal sheet (8.5″ x 14″) is folded to 3.5″ x 8.5″. A 9″ x 16″ sheet produces a 4″ x 9″, four panel brochure. Note: A perforation added at one of the folds can create a three panel brochure with detachable reply card.


Gate Fold – The gate fold is very attractive as the succession of message presentation is dramatic. It requires either handwork or specialized equipment. Lining up images that cross over the inside flaps can be very difficult.


Barrel Fold – Popular, although sometimes tricky, the barrel fold “rolls up” a multi-panel brochure. Each panel must be slightly longer than the preceding one. It may or may not be a good design for a given brochure as the message tends to unroll rather than open up to the reader.


Eight Page Right Angle Fold – This is a typical fold for booklet binding. Pages are printed four per side of the sheet, with the correct imposition, and are folded to eight page units for collating. Generally, these signatures will be saddle stitched to produce multi-page booklets.