Gorgeous Petal Fold Invite with Laser-Cut Panels: 60-Second Fold of the Week
This week's selection offers a great way to enhance a classic invitation format - the Petal Fold. Our friends at Boutwell, Owens & Co. in Fitchburg, Mass., designed and produced this invitation to promote an event they were hosting at their El Paso facility.
Engineered to show-off in-house laser-cutting capabilities, this piece utilizes layered laser cuts on every curved panel for an exciting opening experience.
We think it's a fabulous example of the creative potential of short-run digital printing and laser-cutting/creasing. Enjoy!
How was the Gorgeous Petal Fold Invitation with Laser-Cut Panels produced?
Folding Style: Petal Fold
Design and Production: Boutwell, Owens & Co., Fitchburg, Mass.
Paper: 10 pt. C2S
Size: Flat, 12" x 12," Folded 6" x 6"
Print Production: Printed on an HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press, with High Gloss Flood UV coatings on both sides.
Finishing: Laser Cut and Crease on a Highcon Euclid, Hand Fold. 300 qty.
Budget Rating: Moderate
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.