A poster fold is a combination of folds designed to convert a large poster into a smaller, manageable format, usually for mailing or shipping.

There are many combinations of folds that can be used. The illustration here shows 2 parallel folds in one direction, followed by 3 accordion folds in a perpendicular direction.

map folds or poster folds

Illustration courtesy of Fold Factory.

Some ways that posters can be folded include:

It’s vitally important to discuss folding ideas during the design process. There are paper and folding machine limitations that vary with each style of fold. You don’t want to design something only to find out it can’t be folded by machine.

As always, call us at 818-709-1220 to discuss your print and folding project. Or request a quote here and we’ll be in touch.