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Majority Mail Call Vol. 8: Trifolds

Cover. Transition. Inside. Learn more about the art of the trifold in today’s #StrategySession. In a variety of sizes, with…




Learn more about the art of the trifold in today’s #StrategySession.

In a variety of sizes, with options for reply cards, diecuts, and folds, the trifold offers both form and function.

Try the Trifold on for Size:

The 8.5×11 Trifold

Description: The 8.5×11 trifold finishes at a size of 8.5×3.5, within the size limits for letter rate postage.

Tips for Success: With its smaller panels, it’s important to keep the text light and the images strong. Clutter is the enemy of the 8.5×11 trifold. Don’t try to include too much.

Best Uses: The finished size of the 8.5×11 trifold ensures it fits easily into walkers’ hands, making it an ideal size for walklit for campaigns and grassroots advocacy.

The 10.5×17 Trifold

Description: The 10.5×17 trifold finishes at 10.5×5.5 to be eligible to mail at letter rate. The larger overall size helps to ensure the piece stands out in the mailbox and provides additional room for messaging.

Tips for Success: Use the folds to help deliver the message. The larger size of the 10.5×17 provides more room for creativity. Take advantage of the space to lure the reader in and speak to them in an impactful way.

Best Uses: The 10.5×17 trifold is a standout in the mailbox that gives you a large interior spread for art and text with the benefit of letter rate postage.

Try One of These Effects to Get More From Your Trifold:

1. Reverse It
One of our favorite tricks is to reverse the order of the fold. With just that small change, the creative takes on a whole new life, as it did here when we created a piece to mimic a boarding pass and its holder. Remember, you’re never stuck with “the way it’s always been done.”

2. Die Cut It
Incorporating a die cut like we did here creates a layered effect that adds visual interest and entices the user to open the piece and see more.

3. Add a Perf
Both the 8.5×11 trifold and 10.5×17 trifold accommodate perforated reply cards that you can use to solicit volunteers and feedback or encourage the recipient to contact their elected officials.

There’s plenty more mail to see in all shapes and sizes, including everyone’s favorite, the barrelfold. Learn more:

You’ve Got to Know How to Fold ’em

Majority Mail Call! Absentees

Lock, Stock and Barrel(fold)