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How to make a gate fold


A gate fold is created by folding two ends to meet in the middle. This creates a large section in the center and two smaller ones on the sides. It creates six panels altogether.

The name “gate fold” refers to its resemblance to a gate, since the two flaps open like the doors of a gate to show the interior.

This is a common fold for greeting cards and can be sealed with a sticker (of a logo, initial, or other symbolic image).

Gate fold brochures open to reveal a larger interior image that is sure to be seen.

Double Gate Fold: By folding it again, along the seam where the gate flaps meet, a double gate fold is created. This creates eight panels.

  • It is a good idea to leave a 1/8” gap between the two ends to avoid buckling when this final fold is made.

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