Pop-and-Slide Racing Invitation: 60-Second Fold of the Week
This week, we're sharing a fun racing-themed pop-up invitation – and we're dissecting it for you, too! This clever and personalized invitation from FCL Graphics in Harwood Heights, Illinois, was designed to draw a crowd for their Customer Appreciation Day event. You'll be impressed with the way it works, and with the production efficiencies that made it all possible. Trish will also show you the world's tiniest open gate fold! This week's featured solution is worth the extra "bonus" time to watch it all come together.
How was the Pop-and-Slide Racing Invitation produced?
Folding Style: 3-Panel Glued Accordion with Custom Pop-Up
Production: FCL Graphics, Harwood Heights, IL
Design: Suzanne Skoczynski
Paper: Sappi Flo Dull 100# Cover
Size: Main Accordion Carrier - Flat, 17.25" x 8.75," Folded 5.75" x 8.75"
Print Production: Printed all components on one sheet on a Xerox iGen 4 Digital Press with Variable Data. 350 qty.
Finishing: Die-cut, Score, Hand Fold, Glue and Assemble
Budget Rating: Moderate
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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.