4 Ways to Jazz-Up the Everyday Tri-Fold: 60-Second Fold of the Week
It’s been fun to break my own rules and share multiple samples with you on the show, so I’m doing it again this week — this time with four creative and vastly different designs using a short trim Tri-Fold technique.
A little about the samples:
- The first idea demonstrates a clever way to use the short trim strategy create a brochure series.
- The second and third samples leverage different ways to use the short cover to draw the eye and add interest.
- The fourth sample breaks the mold—pushing the strategy a bit further and playing with paper, ink, and orientation.
Folding Style: Tri-Fold
Sample #1: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Sample #2: Molly McCoy Graphic Design for The San Francisco Auxiliary
Sample #3: HBP for Washington College
Sample #4: Hederman Brothers for The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation
Sample #1: 4 x 8.5" Folded / 10 x 8.5" Flat
Sample #2: 5.75 x 9.25" Folded / 15.25 x 9.25" Flat
Sample #3: 5.25 x 7.75" Folded / 13 x 7.75" Flat
Sample #4: 5 x 7" Folded / 5 x 16" Flat
Finishing: Score, Machine Fold
Budget Rating: Low
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.