Circular Half-Tulip Fold Brochure: 60-Second Fold of the Week
At Foldfactory, we're always "wow-ed" by great formats, design, and printing. However, one of our favorite things to do is to find production stories that will help everyone understand how some of the most amazing feats in print are achieved.
This week's spotlight shines on a circular-shaped Mercedes brochure printed by C.J. Graphics of Mississauga, Ont. Beautiful paper and print techniques, combined with unique half-tulip folding make the legendary Mercedes hood ornament collapse into a gorgeous, folded brochure with a curious perimeter shape.
With nearly 100,000 to produce, this fold would have been a beast to fold by hand – and Trish will share the folding secret from Specialties in Toronto that increased production speed by 400%! We think you'll be amazed by this week's super-cool fold.
How was the Circular Half-Tulip Fold Brochure produced?
Folding Style: Half-Tulip Fold, Circular Format
Printer: C.J. Graphics, Mississauga, ON
Folding: Specialties, Toronto, ON
Paper: 80 lb. Silk Coated Cover
Size: Folded (irregular shape): 7.5" x 13" at widest points; Flat: 15" diameter
Finishing: Die cut, score, specialized folding production using balsa wood male-female hinged mold to increase production speed by 400%. 97,000 qty.
Budget Rating: Moderate – High
Trish Witkowski shares her super-cool folding samples and helpful production tips. View the “60-second Super-cool Fold of the Week” archive at www.foldfactory.com.
Trish Witkowski is Chief Folding Fanatic at the online community foldfactory.com. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design and a master of science degree in Graphic Arts Publishing from Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Printing Management and Sciences (now the School of Print Media).
An award-winning designer, Trish held the position of creative director for a Baltimore-based agency for six years, and has taught design and desktop publishing at the college level. She has a specialized expertise in the area of folding and is the creator of the FOLDRite™ system, a 2004 GATF InterTech™ Technology Award winner.
Trish frequently publishes articles for graphic arts industry publications, and has written three books on the topic of folding: A Field Guide to Folding, Folding for the Graphic Arts: A Teacher's Handbook, and FOLD: The Professional's Guide to Folding.