Easy Closed Gate Pocket Mailer: 60-Second Fold of the Week
This week's solution offers a secure, efficient, and easy way to turn the classic Closed Gate fold into a self-mailing pocket format that can carry a thick insert. Citigroup sent this pocket mailer that contained 20 pages of printed material in the pocket.
A simple line of fugitive glue closed the piece for mail. This "Low-Budget Wonder" is great for documents, welcome kits, fundraising, and more.
How was the Easy Closed Gate Pocket Mailer produced?
Folding Style: Closed Gate Fold with Glued Panel
Sample: Citigroup Inc.
Paper: 80 lb Gloss Coated Cover
Size: Folded: 10" x 4.25"; Flat: 10" x 15.375"
Printing: Printed CMYK plus spot silver metallic ink, spot gloss and spot soft touch coatings on one side.
Finishing: Score, place inserts, glue pocket, fold, fugitive glue for mailing
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.