A Look at an Artful, Accordion-Folded Self-Promotional Mailer (Includes Video)

This week, PaperSpecsGallery.com presents the Happy New Year self-promotional mailer from 2communiqué in Delmar, NY. This piece has an artful format—an accordion-folded string of six panels in an open-ended, kraft-colored paper carrier. The organic look and feel connects with potential and existing customers on all the right levels—interactively, tactilely and visually.

The piece was designed by 2communiqué, and printed by Troy Cloth & Paper in Troy, NY. The paper used for this project was Mohawk Via Smooth and French Paper Muscletone.

Click on the YouTube video below to view the “Happy New Year” self-promotional mailer from 2communiqué:

Sabine Lenz is the founder of PaperSpecs.com, the first online paper database and community specifically designed for paper specifiers.

Growing up in Germany, Sabine started her design career in Frankfurt, before moving to Australia and then the United States. She has worked on design projects ranging from corporate identities to major road shows and product launches. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, her list of clients included Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Deutsche Bank, IBM and KPMG.

Seeing designers struggle worldwide to stay current with new papers and paper trends inspired Sabine to create PaperSpecs, an independent and comprehensive Web-based paper database and weekly e-newsletter. She is also a speaker on paper issues and the paper industry. Some refer to her lovingly as the "paper queen" who combines her passion for this wonderful substrate called paper with a hands-on approach to sharing her knowledge. 

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  • Jim Russell

    Very nice self-promotion piece!

  • Missydi