Gate Folds

Gate folds require the use of specialised equipment and are some of the most difficult types of fold to perform on a folding machine.

6-Page Open Gate Fold
Ref. GAT6

Open gate folds produce an interesting effect and are difficult to produce on a folding machine. Our folding machines have special equipment that allows us to handle this type of fold, however it is only possible to perform this fold completely by machine if there is at least a 1mm gap between the pages when both flaps are closed, otherwise some hand finishing may also be required.            

Paper Range:
Smallest Flat Sheet Size:

80-250gsm
A4 (210 x 297mm)


8-Page Closed Gate Fold
Ref. GAT8

A closed gate fold is arguably one of the most difficult types of fold to produce on a folding machine. A suitable gap (usually 2mm) needs to be left between the inside edges of the leaflet to enable this fold to be produced by our folding machines. Quite often the final fold (or closing fold) must be made by hand, which adds to the cost once the run lengths start to increase.

Paper Range:
Smallest Flat Sheet Size:

80-170gsm
A4 (210 x 297mm)


Basic Folds
Cross Folds


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