Fold of the Week: Dynamic Angled Folds
I’ve been really focused on practical ideas lately, which are entirely necessary to have in your back pocket, especially during challenging times, but let’s break out this week with something a bit more daring from a design perspective.
I have two examples to share this week, and here’s what I love about them:
- Angled folds are so dynamic — nothing will break you out of a design rut faster than working on a layout that involves angled panels.
- In the "Who knew?" category, some printers can machine fold this format on folder/gluer machines, which can make it really efficient to produce. Also worth noting, you get a great shape and a cool opening experience without a fancy die cut. This is a rectangle with angled scores.
Can't get enough? Check out two more cool designs in episodes 113 and episode 293. If you want to start somewhere with angled gate panels, check out this Foldfactory Designer Fold and download a free template here.
How were these angled folds produced?
Folding Style: Angled Gate Fold
Sample #1: Designed by Summer Foster at The University of Kansas / produced by Kingston Printing
Sample #2: Produced by Immij for BMW Australia
Paper: ~80 lb Text
Printing: Printed 4/4
Finishing: Score, Machine 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.