Double Parallel Tulip Fold Pop-Up Holiday Card - 60-Second Fold of the Week
Well, the holidays are here, and we've been getting some really cool holiday cards at the Foldfactory PO Box. This card from Graphic Visual Solutions in Greensboro, N.C., stood out for its stylishly simple use of a double parallel fold, combined with the latest in digital print and variable foil technology.
Trish will take this one-piece wonder apart and show you how it was done. We think you'll agree that this idea can go well beyond the holidays and into marketing brochures and direct mail. Enjoy!
How was the Double Parallel Tulip Fold Pop-Up Holiday Card produced?
Folding Style: Double Parallel/Tulip Fold hybrid format
Design and Production: Graphic Visual Solutions, Greensboro, N.C.
Paper: Cougar Super Smooth 80# Cover
Size: Flat - 6x18˝; Folded - 6x4.5˝
Printing: Printed on an HP Indigo digital press with personalization and variable spot silver foil.
Finishing: Diecut and score, hand tape, fold and insert into personalized envelopes. Qty: 1,500
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.