Why you should use Standard Folds in Your Designs

November 7, 2011 · Print This Article

Your binding and finishing options should be decided during the design phase of your project. When you plan how your documents need to be folded, bound and finished, you will have a better idea of the design specifications that the graphic designer may need. Planning the folds and design ahead of time will also give you more binding and finishing options during the printing phase of the project.

While it may seem like a rather straightforward job to bind printed materials, the actual task of folding pages for booklets or reports can become an extremely tedious and time consuming job if more intricate folds are selected.

Printing companies frequently advise clients to use standard folds in their designs, as it is the most cost effective option. If you are printing documents that consist of numerous pages, it will be more economical to use standard folds.

The Two Main Advantages of Using Standard Folds In Your Designs:

  • Costs savings: Using standard folds in your design will definitely save you money during the binding and finishing phase of the project. If a more complex fold is chosen, then manual labour will be used to create the folds, which will increase the price of the printed documents.
  • Standard templates: If you use standard folds in your design, your graphic designer won’t have to create a project-specific design template. Standard sizes and folds can easily be customised to suite your project, which will also make the graphic designer’s job easier.

Making use of standard folds in your printed documents will ensure that your binding and finishing is durable and professional.

Contact Minuteman Press Boksburg for all your binding and finishing needs.

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