Tell your story or showcase your brand in an informative and enticing way with a folded leaflet. Include high-quality images of your product that will keep your readers interested – and keep your company top of mind. Folded leaflets are the perfect printed material to hand out at exhibitions, fundraisers, or promotional events so your customers can quickly and easily learn about your brand. We can print your folded leaflets in a variety of paper sizes, weights, and types, with several folding options available. Our easy-to-use printing services will help you produce your ideal folded leaflet.

Folded leaflet sizes available

Size Width (mm) Height (mm)
A4 210 297
A5 148 210
A6 105 148
A7 74 105
A8 52 74
DL 99 210
210mm Square 210 210
148mm Square 148 148
120 Square 120 120
105 Square 105 105
100 Square 100 100
Custom size 105 297
Custom size 183 273
Custom size 150 265
Matt laminationoffers an understated, soft look and feel.
Gloss laminationcatches the eye with high-contrast colors and sheen.
Soft Touch laminationadds a velvety-soft feel to print materials.
UV Matt coatingprotects the underlying material from such radiation’s harmful effects.
UV Gloss coatingprovides a brilliant glossy sheen.
Spot UV coatingused for its decorative effect as light catches the partially coated portion of the paper on a piece.
 Spot UV coating is available for sizes: A3 – A7, 105 x 297mm, 210 Square and 148mm Square, on 300gsm silk paper.
Spot 3D coatingHighlight defined areas, or add 3D effects.
 Spot 3D UV coating is available for sizes: A4 – A7, 105 x 297mm, 210 Square and 148mm Square, on 300gsm silk paper.

Folded Leaflet sizes available

Finish Size (after folding)

SizeWidth (mm)Height (mm)
A4210297
A5148210
A6105148
A774105
A5 Long105297
DL Small99210
Custom150265
Custom5585
100 Square100100
105 Square105105
120 Square120120
148 Square148148
210 Square210210

Fold types available

Half Fold (Single Fold)Folded once, creating two equal halves. (4 sides)
Roll foldDivide the paper width by 3 (6 sides). The most right side is folded between the two sides to the left.
Z fold (Accordion fold)Divide the paper width by 3 (6 sides) like the shape of the letter Z.
Gate FoldThe left and right panels are roughly half of the width of the center panels and fold inward to meet in the middle without overlapping. (6 sides)
Double Parallel FoldFolded once in the centre of the paper, then folded again two more times. (6 sides)
Cross FoldFold the paper in half, then in half again to create four sections of eight printed panels.

Paper types available

  • Silk
  • Recycled
  • Gloss
  • Natural
  • Uncoated

Need help?

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Paper

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Print Finishes

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How to Print Your Folded Leaflets

How to supply your print files

Upload your files in any way that works for you. Use single pages or spreads, make each page an individual file, or combine them all into one group file. We also advise you to upload folded leaflet print files at 300dpi; anything lower than 100dpi appears pixelated.

Leaflet composition

You can supply leaflet print files as individual panels or as a “front” and “back” with each panel in the correct position. We recommend a quiet area of 3mm near the folds.

Folds

Choose from several creative and eye-catching folding options to make your leaflet stand out and impress your customers.

Bleed

We ask for a 3mm bleed and 5mm quiet area on all folded leaflets. Please refrain from adding any important content to this area.

Lamination

Lamination options are available for folded leaflets, but only for paper weighted at 170gsm or higher. If we try to laminate lighter paper, it will curl.

Folded Leaflet Types

Single-fold or Half-fold

The single-fold (also called the half-fold) is the most straightforward folding option for leaflets. We fold the paper once along the middle to create four printed panels: a front cover, a back cover, and two internal panels.

Letter-fold or Roll-fold (6 panels)

The letter-fold (also called the roll-fold) creates six panels and is the ideal choice for displaying a large amount of information. We fold the leaflet twice to produce three sections and six printed panels. The letter-fold option is also available for eight or 10 panels, but only on selected page sizes and paper types.

Double parallel-fold

When you have a long message but want to present it in an organised way, use the double parallel-fold for your leaflet. We fold it first in the centre of the paper, then fold it again two more times to create six sections. There’s also a four-section option available for double parallel-fold leaflets.

Cross-fold

If you’re printing a folded leaflet as a poster, map, infographic, or other large material, use the cross-fold. We fold the paper in half, then in half again to create four sections of eight printed panels.

Z-fold (6 panels)

Choose the z-fold (also called the concertina fold) when you want to clearly split up information in your folded leaflet. We fold the paper twice so it resembles a Z shape, creating three sections of six printed panels.

Z-fold 8, 10, 12 panels

The z-fold option is also available in other options. We can fold it to produce four sections of eight panels, five sections of 10 panels, or six sections of 12 panels.

Gate-fold (open - 6 panels)

The gate-fold is one of our most popular options for folded leaflets. We fold the paper equally from either end so that both ends meet in the middle without overlapping, resembling a gate. This fold creates six panels.

Gate-fold (closed - 8 panels)

We can also apply the gate-fold to your leaflet to create 8 panels.

Folded Leaflet Printing FAQ

The size you select in our calculator will be the final panel size. So if you order an A5 Half Fold leaflet, each panel will be A5 sized. We do not take an A5 sheet of paper and fold it in half.

For ease of use, we recommend uploading single panels organised within a single PDF file.

For small runs, we tend to print your folded leaflet on HP Indigos for digital printing and for larger runs of 1,000+ copies, we use Heidelberg Speedmasters for offset litho printing. For more information, please see our plant list.

Yes. All our papers are FSC® certified, we are a CarbonNeutral® company and ISO 14001 Environmental Management certified. For more information, please see our sustainability accreditations.

Nope. You can enjoy full use of our web-to-print platform and customer services without paying a penny. You only pay when you’re absolutely ready to print.

Our web-to-print system accepts most file types. However, we highly recommend a 300dpi high resolution PDF for the best results. Please check your digital proofs prior to printing.

Not yet, but soon. In the meantime, we recommend adding a 3mm bleed area to the outside of your panels. For more information, visit our print file setup guide.

Yes. Once you upload your artwork files, our online printing system has a folded leaflet proofing feature to help you check your proofs, flag any issues and ask our customer service team any questions you may have before you send your job into production.

No. Printed folded leaflets are exempt from VAT.