Here is a list of the 7 most common folder sizes used in todays market
Tallest to Smallest
- 9x14.5 Presentation folder is best know as the "Legal Folder". You see this folder commonly used by Law Firms, Real Estate Companies and Finance Companies. Many of the documents used by these types of organizations are printed on larger sheets of paper such as a legal sheet which is 8.5" x 14" and would stick out of the top of a Standard 9"x12" Presentation Folder.
- 9x12 Presentation folder or as many call it "Pocket Folder" is truly the workhorse of all folders. The 9"x12" presentation folder is designed to be used with 8.5"x11" sheets of paper and along with its larger cousin the Legal Folder can hold up to 20 sheets of 20# bond paper in each pocket. I feel pretty confident that if you are reading this you most likely use 8.5"x11" sheets of paper as your primary sheet size.
You often see the 9"x12" Presentation folder used by schools, universities, accountants, HR departments, dental offices, doctors offices and hospitals. You will also find them used for Trade Shows and in Business Presentations. The list of uses for this size folder go on and on.
- 6x9 We like to call this the "Church Folder" as it is quite often used by Churches as a Welcome folder stuffed full of information for their potentially new parishioners. The best thing about these 6x9 folders is that they are small, perfect for holding a 4.25x5.5" insert (half of a 8.5x11" sheet).
- 4x9 Commonly used to hold a standard trifold measuring 3.7x8.5" works much like the 6x9 folder, small and easily portable.
*Key Card/ Gift Card Holders:
When it comes to key card holders you really have to pay close attention to how much information you are putting onto the holder itself. Their is very limited space, so if you have a lot of information then you may want to choose the larger of the three sizes.
5. 3.75x6.56. 3.25x5.5
*All Folders and Key Card sizes are listed from the largest size folder to the smallest size folder.