Basic Folds

Some of the most common basic fold types are shown here. We consider any 1-directional fold to be a basic fold, where the folding is performed in a single direction in relation to the sheet of paper.

4-Page Half Fold
Ref. HAL4

The simplest but also one of the most common types of fold, the 4-page half fold can be used on most simple products. Although the fold is usually positioned in the centre of the width or height to create a 4-page booklet, the sheets can also be folded off centre to give an interesting effect where the overlapping fold produces different sized panels.

Paper Range:
Smallest Flat Sheet Size:

80-400gsm
A5 (148.5 x 210mm)


8-Page Parallel Fold
Ref. PAR8

The 8-page parallel fold is produced by folding the sheet of paper in half, then in half again in the same direction as the first fold.

Paper Range:
Smallest Flat Sheet Size:

80-170gsm
A4 (210 x 297mm)


6-Page Roll Fold
Ref. ROL6

After the 4-page half fold this fold is the most common type of fold that we produce. Customers most often use a 6-page roll fold on an A4 leaflet to produce a DL (99 x 210mm) finished size that is perfect for conveying information.

Paper Range:
Smallest Flat Sheet Size:

80-300gsm
A4 (210 x 297mm)


8-Page Roll Fold
Ref. ROL8

This fold is generally used to produce a DL finished sized similar to the 6-page roll fold, with the addition of an extra panel. It is used when there is too much information to fit on a 6-page leaflet. The most common flat size (before folding) is 396 x 210mm which gives a 99 x 210mm finished size.

Paper Range:
Smallest Flat Sheet Size:

80-170gsm
A4 (210 x 297mm)


6-Page Concertina Fold
Ref. CON6

Concertina folds are used when the information needs to be presented to the reader in a slightly different way/order than is possible with a 6-page roll fold. One common use of this type of leaflet is for multi-language leaflets, where the information presented on each side of the leaflet is the same but in a different language. This type of fold is most commonly used on an A4 leaflet to produce a DL (99 x 210mm) finished size that is perfect for conveying information. 

Paper Range:
Smallest Flat Sheet Size:

80-300gsm
A4 (210 x 297mm)


8-Page Concertina Fold
Ref. CON8

This fold is generally used to produce a DL finished sized similar to the 6-page concertina fold, with the addition of an extra panel. It is used when there is too much information to fit on a 6-page leaflet. The most common flat size (before folding) is 396 x 210mm which gives a 99 x 210mm finished size.

Paper Range:
Smallest Flat Sheet Size:

80-170gsm
A4 (210 x 297mm)


10-Page Concertina Fold
Ref. CON10

A 10-page concertina fold is similar to the 6-page concertina fold, with the addition of two extra panels. It is used when there is too much information to fit on an 8-page leaflet. The most common flat size (before folding) that we see is 495 x 210mm which gives a 99 x 210mm finished size.

Paper Range:
Smallest Flat Sheet Size:

80-150gsm
A4 (210 x 297mm)


Cross Folds
Gate Folds

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