With French folds the paper is folded with crossfolds (right angle folds), sometimes with a short first fold. The shorter portion or head in french folds may be folded to the inside (heads in) or outside (heads out).
Eight-panel french folds with even panels (no short heads) are commonly called quarter-fold or 8-panel right angle folds. Traditionally this type of quarter-fold was printed only on one side and used to create greeting cards or invitations. It's a popular format with many creative printing software programs.
Also Known As: quarter-fold | cross-folds | 8-panel right angle fold
Creating and Using French Folds / Quarter-Folds
- Quick Tip: Creating a French Fold Template in InDesign is an illustrated tutorial for setting up an InDesign document for a quarter-fold style (no short heads) for a brochure or poster. vector tuts+
- Create an Invitation in Microsoft Publisher covers several versions and includes top fold and side fold quarter-fold cards. wikihow
- Greeting Card Templates contain many styles and formats including half fold and quarter-fold templates.