We’ve got plenty of cutting forms in our locker and there’s a selection of our folder templates below. Many of these existing forms have capacity (allowing more inserts to be added to the folder) and some don’t. In general, non capacity folders will hold approximately 7-8 sheets of paper, but this is of course dependent on the weight of the paper used for the inserts.
Interlocking folders are printed, cut and creased and delivered to you flat. This makes storage much easier as they take up less room. You will, however need to make up your folders as you use them. This is as simple as slotting one piece of card into another.
Glued folders are printed, cut and creased and fully made up mechanically by us. Folders with additional capacity can be quite bulky and you will need to consider storage if ordering a large amount.
All our cutting forms are available with or without slots for standard landscape 85mm x 55mm business cards irrespective of whether they are shown on the diagrams below.
New to Flexpress is our short to medium-run folders with digital Spot UV service, offering quantities as few as 50. Our digital Spot UV is produced on our fantastic Duplo DuSense Sensory Coater, of which Flexpress can boast the first in the UK. The cutting forms for these folders can also be downloaded below.
If you wish to download one of these cutting forme templates for your Flexpress Folder project, click the icons underneath the relevant image. The downloaded file can either be a PDF which can be opened in Illustrator, Acrobat or brought into an inDesign file, or a AIT file for opening in Illustrator, or a IDML file for opening in inDesign. Folders marked as Oversize A4 or Oversize A5 are oversized to take inserts of standard A4 and A5 pages.
Featuring a folder with 5mm Capacity, and a folder with 0mm gusset. Both options are available with Spot UV, and both are glued and fully made-up.
A4+ (216mm x 303mm)
644mm x 323mm
A4+ (216mm x 303mm)
654mm x 328mm
File Set-up Information
Hints and Tips:
We would always recommend using Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator to create your artwork, with the easiest way being to download one of our templates above and use that as your base.
If you want artwork on the flap which folds up from the bottom, remember to position it upside down!
This will then look correct when the folder is made up.
When exporting your file as a PDF, please ensure you select ‘PDF/X-1a:2001’ in the output settings, and ensure you have 3mm bleed and trim marks.
Always ensure the cutting form template is left on your artwork and the colour swatch assigned to it is a spot colour called ‘Cutter’. This ensures your folder job goes through our automated system without a fuss!
FAQs – Glued Folders
How do I avoid the creases on my folder cracking?
When folded, fibre-cracking along the crease of board is a natural characteristic which becomes ever more apparent when heavy ink coverage is present. The cutting forms we use utilise traditional matrix type creasing rules which helps to minimise cracking but it’s unrealistic to guarantee that this will eliminate the issue completely; especially when the folder has been opened and closed a few times. We would always recommend laminating the outer of the folder if this is likely to be a cause of concern; particularly if heavy ink solids have been used. Unless laminating is specified Flexpress are unable to take any responsibility for fibre-cracking, which is ultimately a naturally occurring phenomenon.
Are you really based in the UK?
Flexpress started life back in 1989 and are UK based keeping British people in jobs. Everything we offer is printed and finished in-house by us as at our 8000 square foot premises in Leicestershire. We’re proud of our facilities and welcome visitors at any time.
What if I’m not happy with my order?
We take quality and customer service very seriously. Our right-first-time approach coupled with cutting edge technology and professional team mean we’re confident enough to offer a total satisfaction guarantee. If through any fault of ours, there’s an issue with your printing, we’ll always arrive at a solution to leave you 100% happy.
What are my options for delivery?
Express – Next working day*
Standard – Two working days*
Saver – Three working days*
*If ordered before 12 noon. Allow one extra day if ordered after 12 noon.
To ensure our printed work arrives in the best possible conditions, goods are packaged upt to a maximum of 15Kg in strong double-walled corrugated boxes and taped with reinforced tape.
All orders are dispatched by reputable national carriers on a next working day service. This will usually arrive by 5pm although please be aware once goods have left our premises we have no influence on when they are delivered. If you would like to upgrade to a AM or Saturday delivery, please select your preferred AM option or the Saturday delivery option when checking out, alternatively contact firstname.lastname@example.org who can arrange this for an additional cost.
Can you provide file copies?
Yes, you have the option of selecting up to 10 file copies when specifying your product specification above. Please note file copies are charged, and will be sent to the billing address unless otherwise stated.
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