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  • Folding A4 card?

    Ok another question from lil old newbie here

    I have got some nice but quite think A4 card that i'd like to fold to make in to a5 cards.....

    Problem is when I try to line it up and fold it creases messily like a think rough crease

    Ive also tried scoring and then folding but because of the awkward size of A4 getting the measuremeants right means it doesnt line up well....

    Any tips?

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    • #3
      Fold card blanks is the pain of my life!! It may well be that the card that you have is just a bit too thick for folding if it still isn't good even when you have scored it.
      My parents bought me a 12" x12" cutter for my birthday, it's one of those that you can change the cutting tools in so you can cut straight or shaped lines. It also has a scorer tool but the best thing about it is the measuring lines on it they are great for getting the scoring in just the right place. It might be worth looking into getting something like that as you sound like you are like me.. not great with a metal rule and a scoring tool!
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      • #4
        I can spend quite a while working to the nearest millimetre trying to get it right. If I find that its a little skewiff then I then go about trimming the edges just enough to prevent it being skewiff. If you have a paper trimmer then you can always line everything up so you still have 90 degree angles.

        Otherwise the suggestion about using thinner card is probably a good one too.
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        • #5
          I use a scoring board. I had mine from a craft shop and use it a lot, not only for A4 to A5, but for gatefold, leaflet fold ( three panels) and boxes too. It comes with its own creasing tool. Before I had it I used to struggle.....using sheets of card is less expensive than buying card blanks, and you also have an enormous range of colours and textures too.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Primmers View Post
            I use a scoring board. I had mine from a craft shop and use it a lot, not only for A4 to A5, but for gatefold, leaflet fold ( three panels) and boxes too. It comes with its own creasing tool. Before I had it I used to struggle.....using sheets of card is less expensive than buying card blanks, and you also have an enormous range of colours and textures too.
            This is what I do to. I always use a scoring board, but even then some cards are just too thick and they can crack when you fold them.
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            • #7
              This is what I do as well - do you know what GSM your card is ?
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              • #8
                i use all types of card and my scoreboard is great, the creases are perfect every time, its an A4 board too.

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                • #9
                  Thanks guys

                  Im afraid I dont know what GSM my card is but its thick enough to be causing me problems!!

                  Anyway thanks for the suggestions i will be trying them out soon

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                  • #10
                    u need to find the 'grain' of the card

                    well, find the grain of the card. if you are folding it against the grain, the result is not optimal.
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