Invitation That Uses a Stepped Accordian Fold (Video)

Planning an important business event? Then a printed invitation remains the best return on your investment. Our featured piece, the Advantage Invitation, shows just how it’s done with taste and style.

The design team at Larsen knew how to pull this off and still make a good first impression. Inspired by the events theme, “Fuel the Movement,” the piece keeps the client’s corporate identity and branding in mind.

The end result was a stepped accordion fold invitation, where attendees could view one page at a time like a book or extend it to view it all in one glance. Printed by ColorGraphics in San Francisco, the paper used for this project was Neenah Eames Painting Vellum.

This corporate invitation is a perfect example of how a very sophisticated corporate identity can be married with an extra touch of style and class.

Watch the video below to learn more about this neat invitation.

Sabine Lenz is the founder of, 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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