Guide To Paper Folding For Print

Folding paper can be a powerful way to engage readers, just a couple of well-placed folds can add a great deal of dimensionality and surprise! There are thousands of ways to fold a piece of paper, so we’ve put together this guide to folding methods to give you a better idea of what’s possible.

Folding isn’t that intimidating once you start to break it down. The simplest way to approach it is to separate folds into two main categories: parallel and combination folds. Parallel folds are a set of folds that run parallel to each-other down the sheet vertically. Combination folds combine two sets of parallel folds at right angles which provides many more options.

Once you understand the basic folds you can have a bit of fun modifying them with short or asymmetric folds, the creative opportunities are endless – read on for some examples.