18 Most Popular Fold Examples

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Imposition Handbook: 18 Most Popular Folds Examples

The illustration and legend below shows how to interpret the gluing applications & impositions diagrams you will see in the detailed examples.

Legend: Page numbers before a dash indicate top side, numbers after the dash indicate opposite side page number. NOTE: Your impositions may vary from the examples shown in this booklet. We advise testing your impositions when planning the layout before printing your jobs.

gluing application legend

#1 – 4-Page

Parallel: 1 May be folded two or more up and cut apart.

fold example 1 4page

#2 – 4-Page, Double Imposition

Parallel: 1,2,3 May be folded two or more up and cut apart. Trim edge after folding.

4pg double imposition fold

#3 – 6-Page, Standard

Parallel: 1,3 May be folded two or more up and cut apart.

6pg standard fold

#4 – 6-Page, Accordion

Parallel: 1,2 May be folded two or more up and cut apart.

6pg accordion fold

#5 – 8-Page, Parallel

Parallel: 1,2 May be folded two or more up and cut apart.

8pg parallel fold

#6 – 8-Page, Right Angle

Parallel: 1 8-Page: 1

8pg right angle fold

#7 – 8-Page, Two Right Angle Oblong

Parallel: 1 8-Page: 1

8pg 2 right angle oblong fold

#8 – 8-Page, Right Angle Double Imposition

Parallel: 1 8-Page: 1,2,3

8pg right angle double imposition fold

#9 – 8-Page, Parallel Over & Over Fold

Parallel: 1,2,4 May be run two or more up and cut apart.

8pg parallel over and over fold

#10 – 12-Page Book, Saddlestitch

Parallel: 1,2 8-Page: 2

12 page book saddlestitch fold

#11 – 12-Page Book, Saddlestitch

Parallel: 1,2 8-Page: 1

12pg book saddlestitch fold

#12 – 12-Page Letter fold, Heads Out

Parallel: 1 8-Page: 1,2

12pg letterfold heads out fold

#13 – 12-Page Letterfold, Heads In

Parallel: 1 8-Page: 1,3

12 page letterfold heads in

#14 – 12-Page Letterfold, Accordion

Parallel: 1 8-Page: 1,2

12 page letterfold accordion fold

#15 – 16-Page, Three Right Angle Book Imposition

Parallel: 1 8-Page: 1 16-Page: 1 May be run two or more up and cut apart.

16 page three right angle book imposition fold

#16 – 16-Page Folder, Heads Out

Parallel: 1 8-Page: 1,2

16 page folder heads out fold

#17 – 24-Page Booklet

Parallel: 1,2 8-Page: 1,2

24 page booklet fold

#18 – 32-Page Book

Parallel: 1,2,3 8-Page: 1,2

32 page booklet fold