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    I was wondering how many ways can one fold a 3 panel brochure?
    Also how would the printers know what kind of fold you want?

  • #2
    ive heard you can't fold a piece of paper more then 7 times. but ive only been doing this for 8 years or so (about 2 less then you) and i still haven't figured it out

    good luck though! let me know how it works out!
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    • #3
      I just did a few different tri-folds for some clients. The only way I know how to have the printer know which way to fold it, is to print out a copy, fold it, and then drop it off or mail it to the printer. It's hard if your printer is far away, so I would also suggest folding a physical copy, and then photographing it, and send the printer a JPEG. Although, maybe there are simpler solutions.
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      • #4
        Generally speaking, a tri-fold is an inner fold... otherwize it would be a z fold
        GNP @ work

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        • #5
          z-fold, roll fold, and gate fold.
          WYSIWYG

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          • #6
            C-fold
            "You're just jealous because YOUR hat doesn't have a clock in it!"

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            • #7
              Isn't a c-fold like a "open gate fold", two outer panels folding in, leaving the center flat not folded?
              WYSIWYG

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              • #8
                yeah that sounds right.

                Actually no its bascially your standard letter fold. (right panel folded in, front panel folded on top)
                Last edited by Danger_Mouse; 10-02-2007, 02:19 PM.
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                • #9
                  http://glossary.ippaper.com/default....3&catitemid=32
                  Less be more.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Danger_Mouse
                    yeah that sounds right.

                    Actually no its bascially your standard letter fold. (right panel folded in, front panel folded on top)
                    Like a #10 fold, I call that a roll fold.
                    WYSIWYG

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                    • #11
                      nice one Mynock, I was just looking for something like that.
                      "You're just jealous because YOUR hat doesn't have a clock in it!"

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                      • #12
                        Now you've got bejamshi all confused Mynock. It's a 3 panel brochure.
                        WYSIWYG

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                        • #13
                          ah
                          "You're just jealous because YOUR hat doesn't have a clock in it!"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jimking
                            Now you've got bejamshi all confused Mynock. It's a 3 panel brochure.
                            Oh sorry. Is this better? http://www.psprint.com/creative/down..._templates.asp
                            Less be more.

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                            • #15
                              mmm the shiny 2.0 Mynock is back
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