Printing Lingo: What is a Z-fold?

The Classic Z-Fold is Commonly Used for Letters, Flyers and Brochures

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.

Give Formax a call if you have questions about the Z-fold or any other document folding technique. Formax helps simplify printing for you!

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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