The number of folding styles available for printing seems endless. Choose your fold based on how many panels of information are needed and what order they should be opened.
An accordion fold is created by folding a sheet of paper back and forth with three folds. It is similar to a Z-fold but has one more fold.
A roll fold, or barrel fold, is created by folding one section of paper inward, then continuing to roll and fold in the same direction.
A tri-fold is made by folding both sides of a paper in toward the middle to create three equal sections.
A Z-fold is made by folding a piece of paper into thirds, with one third folded forward and another folded backward.
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.
The half-fold and tri-fold are pretty simple and easy to figure out, but with names like double parallel fold and French fold, they can be a bit harder to remember. No problem. That’s why I am writing this post.