Pocket folder designers.

Pocket folders come in all shapes and sizes, and establishing the purpose, content, and use is important before you start, as this will define the type of folder needed.

Pocket folder design

Toast are experts in pocket folder design – we can help you create the perfect pocket folder that standouts, functional and extends your brand.

Following some simple rules can ensure your pocket folder design is a success; these include:

1. The purpose
2. Size = contents and capacity
3. How you use the pocket folder
4. On-brand design and artwork

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Following these rules will help to create a folder that works for you. Let’s take a look at these in a little more detail.

1. The purpose

Will the pocket folder be a sales tool or just a container to send various items of literature in the post? Either way, the folder needs to work for its intended purpose. If it’s a sales tool, then more time and budget should be allowed to ensure this looks good and clearly defines and promotes your products or services, even more so if it’s for a luxury product or service. This can be achieved by using:

If the pocket folder is more of a branded container for other literature, then a template-based format would be suitable and more cost-effective.

2. Size = contents and capacity

If you have items you want to insert into a pocket folder, then the folder must be big enough to contain the largest item. The number of items you want to include and their thickness will determine the folder’s capacity (space needed in the pocket itself) and if any special folding or mechanisms are required to ensure the items don’t slip out.

For a more unique pocket folder design, you must start from scratch with a concept/idea determining the format, size and look.

3. How you use the pocket folder

If you are tailoring the content (using specific items for particular viewers), then you must allow for the maximum amount of items that could be used to ensure you don’t run out of room. If the customer/client will use the pocket folder daily, then a simple, robust format is needed to avoid ripping or damage due to overly complex folds or finishes. If you intend to hand these out to clients/customers at a show or event, an easy, portable format/size is best, as people don’t want to carry bulky folders all day.

4. Is the pocket folder design on-brand

Creating a coherent pocket folder design will look good and help the recipient understand who the folder is from and what the folder is for. Certain companies have brand guidelines that must be followed to ensure the pocket folder design not only works as a stand-alone marketing tool but also enhances and promotes the brand.

If you’re looking for a new agency to create your pocket folder design, contact us, and one of our team will be able to talk to you about how we can create something fantastic.

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Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Mark is a founding Director at Toast and heads-up the print team. He specialises in Report design and typography. He's been a Graphic Designer for over 25 years.