The 3-fold tie is the most common one. Although it is a basic construction, it often represents the best choice. Recommended in the warm season for instance or with the heaviest fabrics that would turn out to be too hefty with more well-structured models.
A kind of silk obtained printing the design directly on a solid panel. The most complicated designs are almost always printed. The printed silks are perfect for making 7-fold ties and Untipped ones because of their light weight. Printing is divided in two categories: modern print and traditional one, still handmade. The latter is rare and much valued.