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Presentation Folders - Interlocking

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Cut and pre-creased interlocking folders supplied flat for easy storage and self-assembly. All feature a clever, unique locking mechanism that once assembled doesn't fall apart.
  • Single or double pocket styles
  • Supplied flat for easy storage
  • Available with up to 10mm capacity
  • Coated and uncoated 350gsm board options
  • Choice of protective laminated finishes
  • With or without business card slots
Express, next working day dispatch option
FREE downloadable templates
FREE 10 point file-check
FREE Time Slot Delivery
Folder Style
Spot UV Gloss
Foil Printing
Foil Colour
Additional Finishing
Proof Copy
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Presentation Folders - Interlocking - More Info


Flexpress offer one of the widest ranges of document pocket folders available online. Whether you need glued or interlocking, with or without capacity, the chances are we'll have a suitable template; eliminating the need for you to pay extra for a new cutter. All of our templates are available as FREE packs of physical samples so you can test the suitability of the design before committing to an order.


Whether or not you request a proof, all supplied artwork files undertake our rigorous 10 point file check to ensure your printed job turns out exactly as you intend. Using sophisticated software, files are automatically imposed ready for printing in the most effective way to minimise waste. Every job is sent to print along with a FOGRA colour-matched proof to ensure high levels of colour accuracy.


We offer a range of styles, all available to download as templates, in your favourite file format. 


Choose your preferred gloss, silk, or uncoated board - and like with every material we use at Flexpress all are first grade, environmentally responsible materials.

High Definition Printing:

Every job at Flexpress is printed using the finest technology available. You wont receive any products printed on beefed-up photocopiers from us - another reason we back everything with our total satisfaction guarantee. Pocket Folders are printed either lithographically using LED UV inks or using HP Indigo offset which is arguably the finest digital technology available.

Precision Finishing:

Whichever template you choose, your pocket folders will be cut out and creased using a Heidelberg Cylinder Machine; still regarded as the most effective way to cut and crease at this size.

Glued folders will arrive fully assembled and finished. Interlocking folders will arrive flat packed for you or your client to self-assemble. Please be aware that capacity folders take up a considerable amount of space when fully assembled.

Please note: 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.

Dispatch time (up to 1000 Quantity)

For orders of folders below 1000 in quantity, dispatch times are as follows:

  • Express - Next working day*
  • Standard - Two working days*
  • Saver - Three working days*

Dispatch time (Over 1000 Quantity)

For orders over a quantity of 1000, usual dispatch times are:

  • Express - Two working days*
  • Standard - Three working days*
  • Saver - Four 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 up to to a maximum of 15Kg per box, in extra 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, you can do this at checkout for an additional cost.

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.

FAQs - Presentation Folders - Interlocking

Why has the printing cracked down the spine of the folder?

Fibre-cracking on folds is a natural characteristic of paper and board and is more noticeable where heavy ink coverage is intended to go over the spine. Flexpress use a creasing rule and matrix counterforce, which is univerally recognised as the the best method of pre-creasing folders, to dramatically reduce the effect of fibre-cracking. However it is impossible to eliminate completely without laminating so if you feel this may be an issue with your design please ensure you select a laminated finish as Flexpress can't be held responsible for fibre-cracking when laminating is not chosen. 

Are interlocking folders as strong as glued folders?

The locking mechanisms that we use at Flexpress use a clever 'barbed' tab which, when engaged into the slot, is difficult to remove and therefore very strong. Our double-pocket capacity folder can comfortably hold the weight of 10mm of documents and will remain secure. Most people choose glued folders because they either don't want the hassle of any assembly, or they prefer the aesthetic look of glued folders but from a pure strength perspective you won't be disappointed with our interlocking range.

How do interlocking folders come packed?

They come flat-packed in specially designed boxes ready for you to assemble, as and when necessary. Interlocking folders, when flat, take up considerably less space than fully assembled glued folders so if storage space is a consideration, interlocking folders may be the way to go.

How many sheets of paper will a non-capacity interlocking folder hold?

A non-capacity folder can comfortably take at least 15 sheets of typical 80gsm bond. Non-capacity simply means there isn't a gusset so there is a point at which the folder won't close comfortably if there are two many inserts. If in doubt, ask for a sample.

Why are they only available in 350gsm material?

We make hundreds of thousands of folders each year and experience has taught us that 350gsm material offers the best all-round performance in terms of strength and flexibility. Go thinner and the folders are not as strong as they could be and thicker and the folders tend to be too 'springy'

I like the idea of interlocking but can you assemble them for me?

Sadly, we don't have the staff resources to assemble interlocking folders, which by their nature, are a DIY product. By comparisson, our entire glued folder range are machine assembled and this is not possible with interlocking folders.

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Supplied Artwork Specifications – Interlocking Folders

The Basics

All document folder artwork should be supplied to us using the correct template that has been ordered. For example, if an order has come through with the 'GA' template selected on the order requisition, then the artwork must be made using the GA template.  

Please also ensure that the folder template is left on the artwork, however please ensure it is in it's own spot colour called 'Cutter', and that it is set to overprint.

All folders should also have the correct amount of pages within the file. If you are ordering a folder that is full colour printed to the inside and the outside, then the supplied file must have two pages on the PDF. Likewise, if you are ordering a single sided folder, then the file should only have 1 page on.


Artwork Templates

Please select a template from the options below. Templates are available in Adobe InDesign, Adobe PDF and Adobe Illustrator formats.


Template ref: IA
Finished Size: A4+ (216mm x 305mm)
Flat Size: 498.5mm x 384mm
Template ref: IB
Finished Size: A4+ (216mm x 305mm)
Flat Size: 498.5mm x 384mm
Template ref: IC
Finished Size: A4+ (216mm x 305mm)
Flat Size: 498.5mm x 384mm
Template ref: ID
Finished Size: A4+ (216mm x 305mm)
Flat Size: 562mm x 384mm
Template ref: IE
Finished Size: A4+ (216mm x 305mm)
Flat Size: 562mm x 384mm
Template ref: IF
Finished Size: A4+ (216mm x 305mm)
Flat Size: 562mm x 384mm

With Capacity

Template ref: IG
Finished Size: A4+ (216mm x 305mm)
Flat Size: 509mm x 389mm
Template ref: IH
Finished Size: A4+ (216mm x 305mm)
Flat Size: 509mm x 389mm
Template ref: II
Finished Size: A4+ (216mm x 305mm)
Flat Size: 509mm x 389mm
Template ref: IJ
Finished Size: A4+ (216mm x 305mm)
Flat Size: 583mm x 389mm
Template ref: IK
Finished Size: A4+ (216mm x 305mm)
Flat Size: 583mm x 389mm
Template ref: IL
Finished Size: A4+ (216mm x 305mm)
Flat Size: 583mm x 389mm

Technical Specifications

For an excellent job, that's right first time...

Please ensure all artwork is created in CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black). When creating artwork for print, it's important to use CMYK because it's specifically designed to work with the four color inks used in the printing process (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black). If you use RGB (which is best for digital displays), the printed result may not match what you see on the screen. Therefore, designing artwork in CMYK ensures that the final printed product looks just as you intended.

All Presentation Folder artwork must be supplied with 3mm bleed, and a safe zone of at least 10mm. Please avoid placing thin borders, text or important images within this safe zone.

It's important to ensure any white text is set to knock-out, and not overprint, as this will result in the white text not appearing on the finished job.

For the best results, Flexpress would always recommend using Adobe InDesign, or Adobe Illustrator to create your artwork. With the best option to download one of our FREE artwork templates (as above) and using that as your starting point.

All raster images must be 300 dpi to ensure your printed image is clear and sharp on your finished job.

When exporting your PDF files, please ensure you select ‘Press Quality' in the output settings to ensure all resolution settings and colour settings are all saved within the final PDF gets submitted to Flexpress. Please also ensure you are also exporting with 3mm bleed and crop marks. For more detail on how to export your artwork, please watch the instructional video as above.

Adding Spot UV or Foil printing?

Please ensure any embellishment effects are supplied on a separate page within the PDF file you provide. Embellishment should be supplied as either a solid colour called ‘Spot UV', or ‘Foil', or as 100% black. Please watch the instructional youtube video below for more information on how to supply us with print-ready embellishment artwork.

Do you want different depth levels of Spot UV on the same piece of print? This is now possible with our Duplo Dusense 8000. For a high build Spot UV (80-40micron) we would recommend setting your artwork to 100% black, and for a lesser build (flatter) Spot UV (around 15-30 micron) we would recommend setting your artwork to 50% black.

Need more help setting up your Spot UV or Foiling file? No problem, just Contact Us and we would be happy to help!

File Check

All files supplied go through our 10 point file check


We use only high quality, responsibly sourced papers


Express, Standard or Saver dispatch options available


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