We'll explain each folding option including the Z-Fold, Tri-Fold, Gate-Fold and more.

Brochure Folds and List of Folding Options

Also known as pamphlets, are great handouts and sales pieces that allow businesses to quickly and effectively display their information along with the products and services they offer. Choosing the right layout can be challenging, especially if this is your first time printing brochures.

Complete List of the types of Brochure Folds and Options:

Not sure which types of brochure folds are best for your product or business. We explain, Z-Fold, Roll Fold, Tri-Fold, Half-Folds, French Folds, Gatefolds, Double Gatefold, and more.

Before deciding on the brochure folds, there are some questions you may want to ask yourself.

The Purpose Of Using Folders:

  • What is the overall purpose of them?
  • What content (images and text) do you plan on using?
  • Who are you trying to attract by printing them?
  • Design Tips for Your Next Brochure

With a largevariety of folding optinos, we’ve included the most popular brochure folds.

Half Fold Brochure

There are plenty of types of brochure folds to choose from. Half fold is one of the more common and the simplest of the folds. The half fold is also known as bi-fold or single fold. This fold option is one of the more common and the simplest of the folds. The half fold is also known as a bi-fold or single fold. Half Fold brochure offers two equal sides, resulting in a four-pages. The half fold option allows you or a designer to display some creative ideas. This option is excellent for those who want to show large images or include a group of pictures on either side without having the fold run through them.

This layout is often used to display images of product comparisons, a business menu or even a design of a map. They are also commonly used for corporate companies since the layout is flexible in this format.

They are more full than the other folding options, and they can grab the attention of potential customers and clients. Keep in mind when selecting this option that they might not fit into a rack that’s often found in stores, hotels or welcome centers. If this is a concern, we highly recommend using the tri-fold option.

Tri-Fold Brochure Layout

Tri fold brochure is another popular folding option. Most commonly included in a marketing campaign as they are great for showcasing a business, promote a brand, highlight products and services effectively.Tri-Fold brochure is a popular folding option. It is most commonly included in a marketing campaign as it is great for showcasing a business, promoting a brand, and highlighting products and services effectively. The tri-fold brochure offers two folds which form three double-sided panels, resulting in a six-panel brochure. The standard size is the 8.5×11”. They are easy to carry and hand out, easily placed into a bag or a pocket, and they take up less counter space.

Keep in mind, depending on the size you select; you’ll have the option to choose a folding option; flat (no folding), half-fold, tri-fold/letter fold, and z-fold. Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding your brochure printing options.

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Gate Fold Brochure

When you want to create a dramatic opening, the gate folded brochure is an excellent choice. It instantly grabs the readers attention. They offer a wide opening and described as if two doors side-by-side are being opened at the same time. When opened or closed, the left and right sides fold inward toward each other, and they meet in the middle.

By doing so, they create a seamless look when closed. This type of fold makes eight total panels, where the two sides are the same size and the middle panels are slightly more prominent.

For those looking for business brochures to display images that are wide, such as a landscaping company or architecture firm, these are perfect. The gate fold also allows you to also display a lot of information, without it feeling overwhelming.

Download Gate Fold Brochure Template

Z-Fold Brochure

The Z-fold brochure is also referred to as an accordion fold because when it’s open, it looks like a Z-shape and fans out. When selecting this option, it creates three separate panels similar to a tri-fold but gives you a total of six pages. Not only is it a great alternative to the Tri-fold, but it can be used for Direct Mail marketing. Thye are ideal for businesses that plan on using them to insert into an envelope.

Brochures are an effective and unique way of providing business information about a particular item, product, or service.

But folding options do not stop with the ones highlighted above. We offer a plethora of folding options, so no matter how they are going to be used, we have a fold for you!

If you have any questions about how to fold a brochure, feel free to contact us. If you’re looking for help on a custom design, contact one of our in-house designers.

There are a variety of brochure folds to select from. Here are the most common brochure folding options. From Tri-Fold brochure to Double Gate Fold brochure, we'll break them down.