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French Folds

What are french folds? Are they right for your PrintNinja project?

French Fold Double Gated Fold Dust Jacket Book Covers

For perfect bound books, we can create covers that fold over at the ends like the flaps of a dust jacket. French folds (sometimes known as double gate folds) are a great way to add extra information to your cover and give your book a polished, unique feel.


  • $300 for orders of 2000 copies or less.
  • $500 for orders of over 2000 copies.

Request pricing for this add-on by checking the appropriate box on our quoting calculator. More complex or extensive specialty options can be requested while you lock in your quote.

Ready to set up your file?

File setup is the same as setting up a normal cover, only you would add extra artwork for the folds on the left and right of the cover spread, similar to the flaps of a dust jacket. Keep in mind that there’s a small centering variance inherent in the printing process, so the folds of the flaps might be a millimeter or two off from your artwork. The size of your french fold flap is up to you. The example photo above shows a 6×9 inch book with 3 inch flaps.

Due to its unique construction, for french fold cover artwork we will need two separate PDFs:
  1. 1 PDF for the cover
  2. 1 PDF for the inside covers
Click here for a PDF download example of french fold cover artwork.
Click here for a PDF download example of french fold inside cover artwork.
The specs for the above downloads are: 5″ x 4.5″ / 14pt Gloss Cover / 85lb, Gloss Interior Pages / 60 Pages.

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