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Leaflet size - help needed

Discussion in 'Printing & Print Design Forum:' started by aluska, May 16, 2011.

  1. aluska

    aluska New Member

    I just want to make sure if I got it right.

    If it says "Portrait A4 leaflet folded in 3", does it mean that it's 1/3 A4 (DL), after folding? :)

    thanks for help :)
  2. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    No... Portrait A4 folded in 3 should mean that the folded size is 70x297mm!

    Do 'they' mean a 6pp A4? Which would be a flat size of 630 x 297mm that folds to A4 portrait.

    Landscape A4 folds in 3 to a 1/3 A4(DL) leaflet and is usually termed 6pp 99x210mm (or 6pp DL - but that's not strictly correct!)

    Hope this helps....
  3. aluska

    aluska New Member

    Thanks for your reply.

    I think that "Portrait A4 folded in 3" is very confusing way of describing the size of a leaflet.
    Surley can't be 70x297mm leaflet.

    Maybe they meant "portrait" after folding. My guess is that it's 1/3 A4 vertical, or like you mentioned 3xA4 (630 x 297mm), folding to to A4 portrait.

    hmmmm, confused...

  4. dedwardp

    dedwardp Member

    This is what I would assume.
  5. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press Moderator

    I would equate portrait A4 folded in three (sections) as being two folds.

    The end result being 210 (width) x 99 (height).

    DL (220 x 110) is confusing - an envelope size to fit 210 x 99.

    Makes AV look straightforward (which I voted for).

    Best wishes

  6. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    I agree DL is completely the wrong term for a leaflet. You are probably right Peter that the above is a description of a landscape 210x99mm leaflet. I doesn't help when people don't know landscape from portrait!

    ...and it gets worse when you start talking about 'pages' and 'leaves' when doing multi-page work for non-print-knowledgeable clients.... I always triple check how pages/sides and leaves I am having to quote on!
  7. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    I'd go back and ask if there's any doubt.
  8. CheapLeaflets

    CheapLeaflets New Member

    Not to mention the common term tri-fold - when really there are only 2 folds but 3 panels. It is amazing how long it takes sometimes to work out exactly what a customer wants! :)

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