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How to Design a Folded Brochure?

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

Download Folded Brochure 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 Folded Brochure for print:

1. Choose Folded Brochure size 

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

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

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 a Folded Brochure type

Among available Folded Brochures, types are Half-fold, Z-fold, Gate fold, 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. 

Gate fold

This type of fold has 2 folds that 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 Folded Brochures file for printing 

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

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