Barn Door Tri-Fold Brochure: 60-Second Fold of the Week
Here's a simple way to jazz-up a classic Tri-Fold brochure with a creative "Barn Door" die-cutting technique that adds interactive layers and engagement. Designed and printed by the team at Slate Group in Lubbock, Texas for client Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – Career Services, this everyday format is anything but ordinary.
The fold-in panel has horizontal die cuts that go all the way to the fold, turning one panel into four panels that creatively illustrate how to dress for a job interview. Don't miss this clever "low-budget wonder" fold!
How was the Barn Door Tri-Fold Brochure produced?
Folding Style: Tri-Fold with Barn Door Die-Cut
Design and Print Production: Slate Group / Lubbock, TX
Client: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – Career Services
Paper: Flo Digital Dull 80 lb Cover
Size: Folded: 3.67" x 8.5"; Flat: 11" x 8.5"
Printing: Printed on an HP Indigo 7600 Digital Press. 700 qty (500 female, 200 male)
Finishing: Die Cut/Score, Hand Folded due to low quantity, but could be folded by machine.
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.