What do you get when you cross a hexagon with an L-shaped iron cross brochure? A really fun hybrid format, of course! This week's featured format is from Cedar Graphics, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Designed by Able & Co. for client Synensis, this marketing brochure offers style and an element of surprise, while working in the hexagon-shape that is part of the Synensis brand theme.
We love a great modification at Foldfactory! This week's fabulous folded inspiration is a super-cool revision to a format that was featured on episode #293: The Closed Two-Way Angled Gate.
This week's selection is not only a clever and useful format, but it's also an amazing feat of printing and production. This clever personalized pocket mailer promotion for premium appliance manufacturer, Miele, is sleek and sophisticated, opening to reveal two low profile pockets—each holding a six-page folded insert.
Are you ready for an inspiring Fold of the Week "Low-Budget Wonder?" This is a great one! This sample was sent to us by our friends at Standard Finishing Systems. This clever little hybrid brochure for the non-profit organization Boston Harbor Island Alliance merges a Gate Fold with a Tri-Fold for maximum style and impact (and a minimum marketing spend).
This week's featured solution is from our friends at Suttle-Straus in Waunakee, Wisconsin. Designed by Firepower Design Company of Madison for the National Center for Women and Information Technology, this Iron Cross has a unique opening order and sneaky hidden flaps added to the panels. The flaps become a fun surprise and an eye-catching focal point for additional content. Even better, this week's format was folded entirely by machine!
This week our featured format is the rarely-seen cousin of the Iron Cross Fold: The L-Cross. In a fabulous mailer from Audi, this L-shaped piece holds a four-page insert and a few surprises.
BOPI created this eye-catching pocket folder for DirtFish, a rally school. Watch as Trish unfolds the layers and shows how these dimensions were put together.
This week's solution is a low-budget wonder! From our friends at Fidelity Investments, this cheap and chic double parallel pop-up format is eye-catching and great for mail. Using a double-parallel as the base format, the panels are glued together for a two-panel appearance.
This week's inspired solution is a smart modification to a Fold of the Week classic, the wrapped accordion. Produced by Villanti Printers in Milton, Vermont, for client St. Lawrence University, this wrapped accordion is unexpectedly flipped so that the accordion panels pull directly from the cover panel.
Get ready to be "Wow-ed" this week! Our featured format is an engaging design that leverages the power of digital printing. Designed and produced by NEXT/GLS of Minneapolis for client, HP, this dimensional oversized mailer has a surprise inside.
This week's episode brings a fun little mechanism called the Slide-Pop from Structural Graphics. It creates a wonderful element of surprise with the smooth slide of a pull tab. The sample was produced for SEPRACOR for their Lunesta product, and features a message change in a window and a special dimensional surprise when it slides open.
It's a special day at foldfactory—a day that is six years in the making. If you haven't figured it out yet, it's our 300th EPISODE!!! This week, Trish will share a super-creative hybrid format that we feel symbolizes the impact of Fold of the Week on the evolution of creative print formats over the past six years.
From our good friends at Foremost Communications in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this gorgeous hexagonal flower-shaped twist fold was produced as a special event invitation for 600 lucky guests of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.
This week's featured format is a clever modification to a fabulous format we showcased over 200 episodes ago. Way back in episode 92, we featured an exciting stacked tulip fold format. For this episode, the format is revamped with a clever modification that makes the opening experience fun and intuitive.
Sometimes a great stitched and folded brochure idea comes along, and we just can't wait to share it. Produced by V3 Printing of Oxnard, California, for client J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, this composite format cleverly stitches a four-page, short-trim cover to a six-panel stepped accordion for a lovely and organized stepped map brochure.