Arched Tri-Fold Invitation Design: 60-Second Fold of the Week
Experimenting with perimeter shape can net huge impact — especially on simple formats like the Tri-Fold. This shaped invitation opens to form an arch reminiscent of the stained glass at Grace Cathedral, as well as a feather fan to suit the church's "Carnivale" event theme.
Designed and illustrated by Molly McCoy and produced by Solstice Press of Oakland, Calif., this simply stunning design has a smart production trick up its sleeve as well!
How was the Arched Tri-Fold Invitation Design produced?
Folding Style: Tri-Fold
Design: Molly McCoy/Oakland, Calif.
Print Production: Solstice Press/Oakland, Calif.
Client: Grace Cathedral/San Francisco, Calif.
Size: Folded: 5.75x9.25˝; Flat: 17.125x9.25˝
Paper: Sierra Opaque 110-lb. Cover
Finishing: Diecut/score, hand fold.
Printing: Printed Offset CMYK. 1,450 qty.
Budget Rating: Low – Moderate
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.