Fold of the Week: The Pop-Box Technique
Today I’ve got a simple technique for you that can add a lot of dimension on a budget. There are four samples to look at:
- Sample #1 is simple, and shows a way to create a focal point on the cover of a brochure.
- Samples #2 and #3 add panels, variation and a cool gluing technique for the front and back covers. Sample #4 is a fun surprise!
Thanks so much for watching. I’ll see you next week.
How were these samples produced?
Folding Style: Accordion + Pop-Box Die Cuts
Sample #1: Phillips Graphic Finishing
Sample #2: Jaguar USA
Paper: McCoy 120 lb Gloss Cover
Sample #3: Kuhn & Wittenborn/James Printing
Sample #4: Black Sheep Advertising
Paper: 80–120 lb Cover
Finishing: Die-cut/Score, 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.