Folding is a massive part of the daily going’s on here at Fisherprint | TLC Signs & Banners and today we’re going to discuss the classic and commonplace roll fold.
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Folding has long been a prominent finishing process within the printing industry and one of the most effective. Today, however, we’re going to be talking about the classic roll fold, or as some might know it as the letter fold or standard fold.
What is a Roll Fold?
A roll fold is simply what is says as it is consisted of three or more panels that have been simply folded onto one another. Usually a two crease fold, this fold is commonly known as the letter fold as it is used everyday in commercial printing.
Perfect for direct mail out printing, this type of fold will normally take place on a folding machine for larger quantities, however some handwork may be used if the scale of the print job is much smaller.
How is a Roll Fold Completed?
For commercial printing, a roll fold is completed simply by hand by folding a third of the piece of paper into the middle, then the bottom half of he paper is then folded over the first panel, creating 3 panels with 2 folds.
Doing this type of fold by hand can become prone to complications and mistakes due to the nature of handwork. This is why jobs with a larger quantity will be directed to the larger folding machines that we house here in the Fisherprint | TLC Signs & Banners factory.