'Laptop' Closed Gate Annual Report Brochure: 60-Second Fold of the Week
This is the most creative use of a Closed Gate Fold we've seen in a long time! This clever annual report brochure looks like a silver laptop (complete with curved corners), and when opened to the interior it reveals a 16-page stitched booklet.
How was the 'Laptop' Closed Gate Annual Report Brochure produced?
Folding Style: Closed Gate with Stitched Booklet
Design: Susan Boettner, Stensland Design
Print Production: Community Printers / Santa Cruz, Calif.
Client: Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST)
Paper: 100 lb Silk Cover (Gate Fold) and 80 lb Silk Text (Booklet)
Size: Folded: 5.75x8.75˝; Flat: 22.875x8.75˝
Printing: Printed 4/4 with Satin Aqueous on a Komori 5-color press. Qty 1,200
Finishing: Diecut/Score, Saddle Stitch, Fold.
Budget Rating: 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.