Printing Lingo: What is a C-fold?

The C-Fold, also known as the Letter Fold, is the Most Common Method of Tri-Folding a Document

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.

Have any questions about the C-fold or any other type of document folding method?  Give Formax a call…we can help.

Take care!  Keith

About the Author

Keith Beaty is the owner of Formax Printing Solutions in St. Louis, MO. Formax provides a complete array of offset and digital printing services. Specialty areas include full-color printing, all types of softcover books, laminated printing, plus fulfillment and mailing services. If you ever have a printing question or project you would like to discuss, Keith is always happy to help. He can be reached at 314-434-5500 or 866-367-6221. Keith and Formax have been providing worry-free printing and related services for over 30 years.

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