Accordion Fold


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Accordion Fold

A way to fold paper in which one makes at least two parallel creases such that there are at least three equally sized folds. This is used in marketing literature, especially in direct mail, to compact as much information as possible into a small, easily deliverable space.
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Books also do not have to open from a left sided binding; perhaps a top binding would be of greater interest, or an accordion fold, or a fan pleat.
Begin to accordion fold along the short side of the tissue paper stack.
Then accordion fold the oak tag along the folds iso it resembles a folded fan.
Pocket sized with an accordion fold, the recipe booklet offers ideas for a wide variety of menu occasions--from Ice Shrimp Caesar Salad to Open Faced Ice Shrimp Sandwich, as well as ethnic dishes like Curried Ice Shrimp Wrap, Greek Ice Shrimp Pita Pockets and Ice Shrimp Platina Pizza.
Fold the last part of the paper back in the opposite direction in order to make an accordion fold
In 2011, TripBuilder introduced new folding formats to its product line: the Accordion Fold, the Clamshell Fold and the Z fold (Z-fold).
Fold ribbon into an accordion fold, as if you were folding a fan.
We used an accordion fold for creating the interior pages.