Interactive Iron Cross Magazine Cover: 60-Second Fold of the Week
This week's solution is a winner from the team at GPS Colour Graphics in Belfast, Ireland! This brilliant magazine cover gives the lucky recipient a fun and creative way to interact with the publication. A modified iron cross format with hidden flaps offers different expressions that wrap around to the front to modify the emoji image on the cover.
Impeccable production also plays a role in the success of this piece, and Trish will show you how it was done! We think this concept could work for higher education, healthcare and many other applications. Enjoy!
How was the Fascinating Interactive Iron Cross Magazine Cover produced?
Folding Style: Modified Iron Cross Stitched Cover
Print Production: GPS Colour Graphics, Belfast, Ireland
Paper: Cover - 300 gsm silk, text 150 gsm silk
Size: Flat: 24.5" x 21.5"; Folded 8.25" x 11.75"
Production: Printed offset on a Heidelberg SBB with soy-based inks.
Finishing: Gloss laminate both sides, diecut and score, hand fold. Text single-stitched and trimmed. Flush cover added with two stitches and a perfed tab to finish.
Budget Rating: Moderate - High
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.