Checkbook Fold Ideas: Fold of the Week
By now, you can likely identify a Cross Fold, a Twist Fold, and a Stepped Accordion like a pro (which makes me proud). But there are many lesser-known specialty formats that can be incredibly useful to have in your repertoire—and the Checkbook Fold is one of them.
What’s super-cool about the Checkbook:
- A cousin in the Cross Fold family, the Checkbook has 4 panels that open into a unique configuration, offering a bidirectional reveal.
- These work really well in a long rectangular format, which is a great proportion for mail.
How was the Checkbook Fold produced?
Folding Style: Checkbook
Sample #1: John Roberts Company for DFS
Sample #2: ChannelBOOST for Dimension Systems
Sample #3: Paper Monkey for Dunmore Lang College
Paper: 80 lb Coated Cover
Finishing: Die-Cut, Score, Fold
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.