Former Fold

On a web press, a fold created by an in-line folder (called a former folder). A former fold is essentially a single fold made parallel to the direction of web travel, created as the web is pulled over a triangular metal former board. The former fold is usually the first fold made, and, depending on the application, a former fold may be the only fold required. A former fold is also called a newspaper fold or a plow fold. See also Jaw Fold and Chopper Fold.

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