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What is this folded poster called?!

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum:' started by la_richardson12, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. la_richardson12

    la_richardson12 Junior Member

    Hello :)

    I've just started working as an in-house designer so I don't have any other designers to help me with silly questions! Please could anyone help me with this?

    Does anyone know what this type of folded poster is called? Folded poster about HIV | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    It is just under a3 with 8 folds and two small business card sized covers.

    Thanks so much :)
  2. Hmm it's like a 3-way concertina fold. If no-one knows the name here the printer/finisher doing the job for you should know how to spec it, and give you the right name for future use.

    If you do find out, please post back!
  3. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    French fold?
  4. biffa

    biffa Junior Member

    If you are ever unsure what to call a particular fold - do not worry. Things are called different names from region to region and printer to printer and name only can result in an inaccurate interpretation from the estimator. As leelovesbikestoo mentioned creating an accurate spec is more important.
    Sending an image as well will really go down well with the estimator.
    I would agree that the name of this is a three way concertina fold and is commonly used by the pharmaceutical market. It is quite a specialised job and most printers would not be able to finish this in house as it needs finishing equipment with particular tooling. Companies specialising in this kind of printing and finishing can be found in the UK . Although my company are pretty well set up to be able to print and finish most things, we would send this one to a specialist without doubt.
    If you need any help please don't hesitate to get in touch via the printandroid or spiral colour url's and I will try to help put anyone in touch with the right people for a job like this.
  5. ilovedesign

    ilovedesign Junior Member

    Just as Biffa pointed out, it’s a three way concertina fold. It wouldn’t hurt to call around, but it will be difficult to have printed due to the complexity and you might find yourself having to send it to a specialist.

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