Folding Options


Here at Print Stafford we offer a wide range of folding options available on our leaflets and flyers. To ensure that you get the fold you need for your next print project have a look at the descriptions below. If you are not sure of the fold you need, speak to one of the Print Stafford team.

C Fold

A C-fold is a document folding method that uses two parallel folds to create six panels of roughly the same size – three panels on each side of the paper.
The outer panels are folded toward each other so that they overlap.
Also known as a Letter Fold or a 3-Panel Roll Fold, the C-fold is the most common tri-fold method. It is used for letters, self-mailers, flyers and brochures.

Z Fold

A Z-fold is a document folding method that uses two parallel folds to create six panels of equal size – three panels on each side of the paper.
The two folds are made in opposite directions, which forms a shape that resembles the letter Z.
The Z-fold method is commonly used for letters, flyers and brochures.
The Z-fold is sometimes referred to as a 3-Panel Accordion fold or a 3-Panel Zig-Zag fold.

Half Fold
The most common fold is what’s known as a half fold. As simple as it sounds, a sheet is folded in half through the centre.

Cross Fold
Cross Fold Leaflets means that the leaflet is folded in both directions, which gives you more “pp” or “printed pages”. For example, an 8pp A5 is an A3 sheet folded in half top to bottom, and then folded in half again left to right to create 8 pages of A5 (4 on each side).