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InDesign - Bi-Fold Brochure

Discussion in 'Printing & Print Design Forum:' started by TomTom55, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. TomTom55

    TomTom55 New Member

    Hey everyone

    It has been a while since I have been commissioned to design a bi-fold brochure (A4, front cover, 2 inside pages and the back cover) and it seems I cannot recall how to setup the document in InDesign; is there anybody that could shed some light on this please?
  2. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Set up a 4 page document and have each page as the finished size.

    Once complete, send the 4 individual pages to the printers and they do the imposing.
  3. TomTom55

    TomTom55 New Member

    Thanks, I went ahead and set up the document before reading this as I had remembered how I did it in the past, albeit a while ago. I set up 2 double page spreads in one document, each spread being A3 making each page A4, and in order on the setup from left to right I have the back cover and then front cover on the first spread, then the second being the 2 inside pages; would this work because I seem to remember it working out ok at the printers end. I am aware that things can be a bit tricky when ending up at the printers, and my client is not yet in touch with one unfortunately..
  4. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

  5. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Best to ask the printer, but that sounds ok to me. Essentially you're giving them a two page PDF to print a two-sided document. So long as it's set up correctly with bleeds you should be ok.
  6. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, sounds setup correctly. But - different printers have different setups and requirements - it's almost always best to send single page pdfs.

    But I don't see an issue with this, unless your printer is a dope.

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