Artwork for Folded Flyers

Folded-flyers

Folded flyers are difficult to set up

Artwork for A4 Folded to DL Flyers

Setting up the artwork for folded flyers is tricky, so here is an overview on how to get the page sizes correct.

This is for and A4, which is going to be folded to DL.

There are two ways to do this, a Z-fold, and a Roll fold, or a fold in..

Z- Fold

This is the easier of the two.

  1. Start with your A4 sized artboard = 297mm x 210mm, and add 3mm all the way around, so the total size of your artboard is now 303mm x 216mm. This is to allow for the external bleed around the outside of the document. (You can do this automatically in the Adobe products.)
  2. Place a line down the page 102mm away from the left edges.
  3. Place a line down the page 103mm away from the right edge.
  4. Duplicate this, page, so you now have a front and a back page, with 3 panels on each page.
  5. Now place your designs into each panel, with any colours that you want to go all the way to the edge of the document, going all the way to the outside of your page.
  6. Keep all important content, logo’s, and any graphics that you don’t want to get cut off 6mm away from the edge of the document. This will the automatically ensure that you get the internal bleed correct.
  7. Keep content within the panels, and not to close to the folds, as you should not have content going across the folds if you can help it.
  8. The front left panel will be the front of the flyer once it has been folded. The front fight panel will be the inside back panel when folded.
  9. The back left panel will be the back panel of the brochure when it is folded. Once you have done your design, print it out on your local printer, and check to see that the folds work, and that you have the panels in the correct position.

Roll fold or ‘fold in’.

This is a bit more difficult to explain, but hang in there..

  1. Start with your A4 sized artboard = 297mm x 210mm, and add 3mm all the way around, so the total size of your artboard is now 303mm x 216mm. This is to allow for the external bleed around the outside of the document. (You can do this automatically in the Adobe products.)
  2. Place a line down the page 103mm away from the left edge
  3. Place a second line down the page 101mm away from the right hand edge.
  4. Duplicate this, page, so you now have a front and a back page, with 3 panels on each page.
  5. Now place your designs into each panel, with any colours that you want to go all the way to the edge of the document, going all the way to the outside of your page.
  6. Keep all important content, logo’s, and any graphics that you don’t want to get cut off 6mm away from the edge of the document. This will the automatically ensure that you get the internal bleed correct.
  7. Keep content within the panels, and not to close to the folds, as you should not have content going across the folds if you can help it.
  8. The Front right panel is the front page of the flyer.
  9. The Front middle panel is the back of the flyer.
  10. The Front left panel is folded into the middle of the flyer, so it is ‘fold in.’
  11. The Back right panel is folded in.

This should get you on your way to getting your folded flyer correctly laid out.

The Artwork

Artwork must be CMYK, or you may get discrepancies in the colours, so please avoid spot and RGB colours.

Outline text if you can.

Remember to discuss how to set up your artwork before you start with your project with us as the artwork gets a bit tricky for thicker projects, and chat to us about the covers for the booklets as well.

We can get your folded flyers made really fast for you in an emergency, give us a call on (07) 5636 7736, or send us a quote request from our contact page HERE

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