A gate fold (sometimes written gatefold or gate-fold) has one fold in the center of the sheet. Then, the two outer panels are folded inward towards the center fold, creating two “gates” that meet in the middle. The resulting brochure has four panels, with the two outer panels being smaller in size than the two center panels.

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The gate fold is often used for promotional materials such as brochures, flyers, and invitations. It is an effective way to create a visually striking design, as the opening and closing of the “gates” can reveal different sections of the content.

For example, a gate fold brochure may use the two outer panels to display an attention-grabbing image or headline, while the center panels contain more detailed information about a product or service.

Gate folds can be customized in various ways, such as adding die-cut shapes or using different paper stocks and finishes to make the brochure stand out. Overall, the gate fold is a popular folding technique that adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any printed material.

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