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Origami Diagrams for Download
These pages present diagrams that may be freely downloaded and used for personal enjoyment. While "traditional" origami models are in the public domain, the vast majority of published origami designs are of recent authorship and therefore cannot be published or used commercially without obtaining permission from their creators and/or diagrammers. OrigamiUSA is very concerned about protecting and respecting the rights of origami artists, authors, and diagrammers: please see our copyright page for more details.
For all of the downloadable diagrams here, in general, the following applies:
- the work is protected by copyright
- both the creator (if not ‘Traditional’) and the diagrammer have rights in the work
- this version of the work is being distributed by OrigamiUSA with permission, for personal use only
- you may not redistribute it without permission from the relevant copyright-holders
- for redistribution or commercial usage, please contact us at copyright [at] origamiusa.org.
OrigamiUSA usually allows use of its diagrams for educational and/or nonprofit use for free (though we do request proper credit); if you would like to use these diagrams in this way, please contact us at copyright [at] origamiusa.org and tell us your intended usage.
There are many other sources of origami diagrams on the web, and in many cases the artists have graciously granted free downloading to the website owners. Please respect the generosity of these artists by not distributing or repackaging their work without permission.
You can find many diagrams by modern origami artists in our online magazine, The Fold. (You must be a current member of OrigamiUSA and logged into your web account to see some of The Fold's content.) You can also find many downloadable diagrams for sale at at our online store, The Origami Source, and many diagrams from our online magazine, The Fold, here.