Fold of the Week: Great Locked Gate Invitation
Here’s what’s great about this solution:
- A simple die cut on the center panel provides the capacity to hold 1-3 inserts to customize the content.
- The Locked Gate slows you down and feels formal, like you're opening something special—but it's really a simple format to work with.
This design works year-round, but I also love it as a holiday event solution. If you’d like to see another variation of this format, check out Episode 445.
Thanks for watching. I’ll see you next week.
How was this invitation produced?
Design: Rachel Strahan / Woodberry Forest School
Client: Woodberry Forest School
Print Production: McClung Companies
Paper: Mohawk Via Vellum Bright White 80 lb Cover (carrier); Mohawk Via Felt Bright White 110 lb Cover (inserts)
Size: 6 x 6 " folded; 6 x 16.5 flat; inserts 5 x 5"
Production: Printed offset, 900 qty.
Finishing: Die-cut, Emboss, Score, Insert, Hand 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.