Our guide to
folded leaflets

The folded leaflet is the quintessential print product for marketing and promotional materials. Whether you’re printing brochures, programmes, menus or posters, you’ll find a multitude of folding options to choose from. To order folded leaflets click here.

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Our unique, intelligent upload system

Our intelligent software allows you to upload your files as single pages or panels, just as you would a book.

So long as the pages are numbered, or supplied in the correct reading order, our smart system - the first of its kind - will automatically place them in the correct position.

And once uploaded, you can also drag the pages to a new position if desired.

Alternatively, you can choose to supply your file with just two pages - Side 1 and Side 2. In this case, you must make sure your content is positioned on the correct panel once folded.

If you’re unsure, please use one of our templates as a guide.

The Mixam way:

  • Unique, intelligent print file upload system
  • User-friendly
  • Drag and drop pages into place once uploaded
  • Downloadable templates available

Downloadable print file templates

Please select the relevant template from the dropdown menu

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Folded Leaflet 3D Preview

Thanks to our unique system you can view a 3D preview of your finished leaflet, and with a simple click of a button you can fold and unfold it.

You can even drag and drop the files to change the order, and it’ll all be updated in real-time.

Click here to get started with your next folded leaflet order, and try it for yourself.

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Choose your folding method

Please note

  • The size on the price calculator is the final folded size of the paper, not the full unfolded size. This means an A5, 4-sided leaflet starts life as an A4 sheet, before being folded in half. And a DL 6-sided leaflet is an A4 sheet folded twice.
  • We crease and then fold paper that’s 170gsm or higher. Although this won’t prevent the paper from cracking outright - if you have heavy ink coverage on a folded area, it’s more likely to crack - it does help quite a bit.

Single-fold or Half-fold

The single fold (or half fold) is probably the most simple folding option available. The paper is folded once along the middle, creating 4 printed panels: a front cover, back cover, and two internal panels.

Downloadable print file templates

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Letter-fold or Roll-fold (6 panels)

The letter fold (or roll fold) is the ideal choice for displaying a large amount of information in an organised manner. The paper is folded twice to produce 3 sections and 6 printed panels.

Letter-fold is also available* in 8, 10 panels on selected page sizes and paper types.

Downloadable print file templates

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Double parallel-fold

The double parallel fold is just the leaflet when there’s a lot to say. The paper is first folded in the centre, before being folded a further two times to produce up to 6 sections (can also be 4 sections as the diagram shows here.)

Downloadable print file templates

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Cross-fold

The cross fold is ideal for larger prints such as posters, maps or infographics. The paper is folded in half and then half again to produce 4 sections and 8 printed panels.

Downloadable print file templates

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Z-fold (6 panels)

The z-fold (or concertina fold) is the perfect way to split up information into sections in a folded leaflet. The paper is folded twice so that it resembles a z-shape, producing 3 sections and 6 printed panels.

Downloadable print file templates

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Z-fold is also available* in 8, 10 and 12 panels

The paper is folded in three, four or five times so that it resembles a repeating z-shape , producing 4, 5 or 6 sections and 8, 10 or 12 printed panels accordingly.

* Only on selected page sizes and paper types.

Gate-fold (open - 6 panels)

The gate fold is a very popular folding option. The paper is folded equally from either end so that they meet in the middle without overlapping, therefore resembling a gate.

Downloadable print file templates

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Gate-fold (closed - 8 panels)

The gate fold is a very popular folding option. The paper is folded equally from either end so that they meet in the middle without overlapping, therefore resembling a gate.

Downloadable print file templates

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Coming soon

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