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How to Design a Folder?

Learn how to design and print a Folder globally with Cloudprinter.com in just a few simple steps.

Download Folder Templates in all available sizes in AI and PDF formats via the link. 

With the help of the templates, you can prepare the file for print in your Adobe Illustrator simply and easily.

*While preparing your file for print, you’ll have to exclude the bleeds layer.

Follow these 4 simple steps to design and prepare your Folder for print:

1. Choose Folder size 

To design and prepare your Folder for print with Cloudprinter.com, choose one of the available sizes. 

Keep in mind that both rectangular and square Folders are available. The rectangular Folders are available both in portrait and landscape orientation.

Check accessible sizes here https://www.cloudprinter.com/folder-print-online-worldwide 

2. Set bleeds  

To keep all important information safe, you'll need to settle bleed areas. 

For this, set 3mm (0.125 in) bleeds at each side of the original sheet.

3. Choose Folder type

Among available Folders, types are Half-fold, Z-fold, Gatefold, Roll fold, W-fold. 


This type of fold is also referred to as a single fold — you simply fold the sheet one time and end up with a half-fold leaflet. 


This type of fold has 6 pages that are of the same size. Z-fold looks like a zig-zag, which is another name for this type of fold. 


This type of fold has 2 folds that are parallel and form left and right-hand pages of the same size that meet right in the middle when folded.  

Roll fold 

The main specific feature of this type of fold is that with each fold, each page is folded in on itself. Independently of the number of pages, you simply continue folding pages inwards. 


This type of fold is similar to the Z-fold, the only difference — it has 2 more pages. 

4. Prepare the Folder file for printing 

  • Set 300 DPI resolution
  • Choose RGB print 
  • Save the file in PDF/X-4.

Well done! Now you can print your Folder all over the world as close to the delivery destination as possible.