Fold of the Week: Large vs. Small Star Cross Specialty Folds
This week, I’m proving the power of scale using a very special Cross Fold variation called the Star Cross.
Here’s what’s great about this week’s lesson:
- This is a fun exercise that illustrates the different ways you can change the purpose and personality of a format — in this case, we’re using scale as the variable.
- The self-locking Star Cross looks and feels like an envelope and deconstructs into a dynamic star shape. It’s also a natural carrier of light materials.
If you want to try making your own Star Cross, you can download the dieline for FREE here. Thanks for watching. I’ll see you next week.
How were these samples produced?
Folding Style: Star Folded Cross
Design and Production: Gilson Graphics
Paper: 80 lb Uncoated Cover
Size: 7 x 4.5" folded; 14.25 x 11.5" flat
Production: Digital Print with VDP, Die-cut/Score, Hand Fold
Design: Amy Wong / Dot Org Solutions
Print Production: Oliver Print & Packaging
Client: Akron Public Schools
Paper: Accent Opaque 80 lb Cover
Size: 11 x 8.5" folded; 25.5 x 22" flat
Production: Printed 4/4 offset, Die-cut/Score, Hand Fold. 1,500 qty.
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.