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Trifold Brochure: Where do the fold lines go-?


Question

In a trifold brocure, there are two fold lines. What are the measurements for the fold lines in inches?

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9/4/2015 4:54:00 PM

Assuming you're looking for 8.5 x 11 (since you provided no dimensions), I just googled for trifold brochure templates and found several links. Here is one for you:

http://www.expresspressprinting.com/id80.html

If you are designing a brochure that will letterfold, meaning the 3rd panel will fold inside the 1st and 2nd panels, you must provide gripper space and allow for the fact that letter folding makes the last panel a different size. For example, for an 8.5x11 letterfold brochure, the 1st and 2nd panels will measure 3 11/16" and the 3rd panel will measure 3 5/8". To accomodate the different sizes, but still keep the content of each panel centered, you must size and position the layout area of the last panel differently. See Figs. 2 & 3. Here is a basic layout for 8.5x11:

inside brochure template outside brochure template

  • left margin=3/8",
  • 1st column=2 15/16",
  • 1st gutter=3/4",
  • 2nd column=2 15/16",
  • 2nd gutter=3/4",
  • 3rd column=2 7/8",
  • right margin=3/8".
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9/4/2015 5:40:00 PM