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Folding
« on: July 03, 2014, 11:52:56 AM »
Is there a minimum gap for a roll fold?
I have a 4 panel roll fold and the last panel is about a 1/4" shorter than the previous
Is this ok or does it need to be a smaller gap for the folder?

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Re: Folding
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2014, 11:55:42 AM »
Hey T, we go -1/16" per panel.
so an example for a 4" 4panel would be 3 7/8 - 3 15/16 - 4 - 4    for the outside, flop for inside (unless reverse-roll-fold)

so your 1/4" compensation is 1/8" more than ideal, but may be ok for the job
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Re: Folding
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2014, 12:03:34 PM »
Do you tell your customers to fix the folds? or do you fix it yourself?

oh and thanks!
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Re: Folding
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2014, 12:15:31 PM »
We use .123 here for every panel that tucks.
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Re: Folding
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2014, 01:07:09 PM »

Do you tell your customers to fix the folds? or do you fix it yourself?

oh and thanks!
We often fix it ourselves, even if it's a pdf, we use InDesign to assemble as 3-4 separate graphics per side and move the panel art 1/2 of the shortened amount (which re-centers it)
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Re: Folding
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2014, 02:38:29 PM »
Thanks for the input guys,
bloated files and I had 6 of them, all kinds of fixes
I fixed the 4 panels
I actually kicked it back for the 5 panels, it was just waaaay off
I sent her a template tho.

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Re: Folding
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2014, 04:17:37 PM »
Can't help you, we work in mm.   :tongue:
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Re: Folding
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2014, 08:02:05 AM »
Sheet sizes are different in Yoorp.  For roll fold we use 3mm cos it works out well with the sheet (3 panels, 100+100+97=297mm), and that is roughly 1/8th of an inch.  4 panels and more you have to improvise but I wouldn't go smaller than 2mm (about 1/12th Inch)
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