Disguised Iron Cross Self-Mailer: 60-Second Fold of the Week
When a big, red envelope arrives in the mail with your name on it, you simply MUST open it! This week's selection looks like an envelope, but in actuality, it's an oversized iron cross self-mailer with lots of style. From our friends at Sappi Fine Paper, this mailer is a symphony of texture and color printed on their luxurious McCoy Silk paper — which is celebrating 20 years!
This cleverly disguised iron cross can be sized down to fit larger-format digital presses and other classes of mail as well. We think you'll love this week's versatile idea. Enjoy!
Project Credits and Specs:
- Folding Style: Iron Cross with Flap
- Paper: McCoy Silk 100-lb. Cover
- Size: Flat: 27" x 24.5"; Folded 9" x 7"
- Finishing: Diecut/Score, Fold, Tape
- Notes: Printed offset 6/6 four-color process plus match red and spot silk varnish, spot UV soft touch and spot UV raised gloss coatings.
- Budget Rating: Moderate
Trish Witkowski shares her super-cool folding samples and helpful production tips. View the “60-second Super-cool Fold of the Week” archive at www.foldfactory.com.
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.