Circle-Shaped Open Gate Fold: 60-Second Fold of the Week
This Circle-Shaped Open Gate fold offers a fresh take (and a fresh shape!) on a classic format. Designed by the team at PLAY Creative in Lincoln, Nebraska, and printed by Docuplex for client Credit Union of America, this creative piece looks like an oversized penny.
When pulled from both sides, it takes the shape of three linked circles. This format is a great idea to "save" for the right creative opportunity!
How was the Circle-Shaped Open Gate Fold produced?
Folding Style: Custom-Shaped Open Gate Fold
Design: PLAY Creative / Lincoln, NE
Printer: Docuplex / Wichita, KS
Client: Credit Union of America
Paper: 100# Coated Cover
Size: Folded: 5" x 5"; Flat: 14.25" x 5"
Printing: Printed 4/4, 1000 qty
Finishing: Die Cut/Score, Hand 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.