Accordion 'Booklet' with Gate Fold Book Jacket: 60-Second Fold of the Week
This week's super-cool fold reminds us that things are not always as they seem. This clever package looks like a stitched booklet with a book jacket, and it's actually a six-Panel Accordion Fold wrapped in a Closed Gate! The two combined pieces allow the Accordion Fold to "paginate," rather than to expand.
This self-promotional piece from Verso was printed on a Komori UV press, and offers an easy way to "bind" without the binding. A great idea for annual reports, marketing collateral, college viewbooks, and more!
Project Credits and Specs:
Folding Style: Six-Panel Accordion and Closed Gate Fold
Design: Conjure, Chicago
Client: Verso Corp., Miamisburg, Ohio
Paper: Jacket: Anthem Plus Gloss 100-lb. Text; Accordion: Anthem Plus Matte 100-lb. Cover
Size: Jacket Flat: 25.5" x 10"; Accordion Flat: 39" x 10"; Folded (Set): 6.5" x 10"
Finishing: Diecut/score Closed Gate Fold, score Accordion and machine-fold, hand assembly.
Notes: Printed 4/4 with 2 spot PMS colors and spot gloss and dull UV coatings on a Komori UV press.
Budget Rating: Low – Moderate
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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.