Brochure Folding Guide

48HourPrint.com offers printed brochures in several different sizes and folded several different ways. The following guide explains the different folds we offer and what you need to know about folding before laying out your folded brochure design. We also offer brochure templates for the graphics programs that we accept files from to help you with this process.


Single Fold Brochure

A single fold brochure is made by folding a printed page in half. After folding it consists of four panels, two on the front and two on the back. Order Now!

Single Fold Flat

flat Single Fold brochure layout

Single Fold Folded

folded Single Fold brochure layout

Tri-Fold Brochure

A tri-fold brochure is made by folding a printed page in thirds. After folding it consists of six panels, three on the front and three on the back. Order Now!

Tri-Fold Flat

flat Tri Fold brochure layout

Tri-Fold Folded

folded Tri Fold brochure layout

Double Parallel Brochure

A double parallel brochure is made by folding a page in half and then folding each folded page in half again in the same direction. After folding it consists of eight panels, four on the front and four on the back. The last two panels need to be slightly narrower than the outer panels so that they fit inside when folded. Order Now!

Double Parallel Flat

flat Double Parallel Fold brochure layout

Double Parallel Folded

folded Double Parallel Fold brochure layout

Double Gate Fold Brochure

A Double Gate Fold brochure is made by folding the ends of a page inward so that they meet in the middle and then folding the folded page in half in the same direction. After folding it consists of eight panels, four on the front and four on the back. The panels on each end need to be slightly narrower than the outer panels so they will fit inside the others when folded. Order Now!

Double Gate Fold Flat

flat Gate Fold brochure layout

Double Gate Fold Folded

folded Gate Fold brochure layout

Accordion Fold Brochure

An accordion fold brochure is made by folding a page in equal parts in front of and behind itself. After folding it consists of six panels, three on the front and three on the back. Order Now!

Accordion Fold Flat

flat Accordion Fold brochure layout

Accordion Fold Folded

folded Accordion Fold brochure layout

French Fold Brochure

A french fold brochure is made by folding a page in half in one direction and then folding the folded page in half again in the opposite dimension. After folding it consists of eight panels, four on the front and four on the back. Order Now!

French Fold Flat

folded French Fold brochure layout

French Fold Folded

folded French Fold brochure layout