What Are Some Standard Newsletter Layouts?

What Are Some Standard Newsletter Layouts?

Some standard newsletter layouts include no fold, book style, letter fold and gatefold versions. Designs account for the size and folds required to create a desired finished product. Mailers are a particular category of several standard layouts with address information printed on one outside panel.

A no fold newsletter includes simple layouts and minimal information on one or both sides of a single sheet of 8 1/2 by-11 inch paper.

A book style or half-fold newsletter incorporates a crease from the top to the bottom in the center of the sheet, resulting in four pages from 8 1/2 by 11-inch or 11 by 17-inch stock. The layout has an inside and an outside.

A letter fold or tri-fold design allows 8 1/2 by 11-inch sheets to fit into a standard number 10 envelope for direct mailings. Each panel is a different size, with the front larger to accommodate the other panels. Letter-fold templates create a six-page newsletter from 8 1/2 by 11-inch stock, whereas a large-format tri-fold design uses 11 by 17-inch stock for a larger version of the same product.

A combination design includes a book style and letter style folds, allowing a larger sheet to fit into a number 10 envelope.

A gatefold newsletter is similar to a book style except the sides meet in the center of the page. A closed gatefold adds another vertical crease in the middle, narrowing the finished product. Gatefold layouts enable the use of larger images spread across multiple panels.