_help Measurments for an A4 'six-page accordion fold' brochure

battlefield's picture

Does anyone know the international size for these things?
and any additional info i should be aware of?

look forward to your answers.
Thanks.

ralf h.'s picture

Mhh, I don't understand where the question is. An A4 page is 210 x 297 mm. So if you want a 6-page accourdion fold every page would be 99 x 210 mm.

Ralf

Grot Esqué's picture

Or rather, 1 260 × 297 mm.

battlefield's picture

i dont know what i was thinking really
i read somewhere the page fold should be around 3mm addition to each page larger than the next but that was for Roll or barrel folds.
and not accordion folds.

thanks. :/

barkeep's picture

Hello,
sorry Ralf and Grot but battlefield has a valid question, to layout a 6 page z fold you need to take into account the folds, as a rough guide the cover page(s) should be 2-3 mm bigger than the middle page(s) which should be 2-3 mm bigger than the last page(s).
It all depends on the weight of your paper stock.
However depending upon how well you get on with your printer and depending upon your design you may not have to worry too much about this as they may handle the imposition for you.
A word of warning, this can lead to changes in your design as the printer will likely just stretch or shrink your page to fit. Its better to set it all up your self as one large image as oppose to 6 separate pages.
cheers
martin
ps one last thing A4 is 297mm x 210 mm so the question is is each page A4 or is the document size A4 in total?

battlefield's picture

BARKEEP, thanks for your input.
i meant the document size A4 in total, 3 pages each side.
I divided it by 3 using guides.

Grot Esqué's picture

Accordion means every page is folded the opposite direction compared to the previous, right? I would ask the printer for the exact measurements if you are making a fold where the pages are turned the same direction. I could guess the thickness affects very much to how much extra you’re going to need.

battlefield's picture

i think an Accordion fold doesnt need extra inches to the folds because its accordion not a roll or barrel.
a standing accordion fold from birds eye view would look like a "Z"
and a barrel or a roll would look more like an "N" or a backwards "C" like a bracket.

Grot Esqué's picture

Yeah, that’s what I thought.

barkeep's picture

It still needs adjusting, not inches just millimeters so that you dont get any edges sticking out or sitting too far in. As has been said the best bet is to ask the printer as they ahould be able to supply a layout guide.

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