It's "Shark Week" here at Foldfactory, as we highlight a stylish and dimensional mailer that was designed in-house by the Four75 team at USPS. The shark-themed piece was created for the First-Day-of-Issue Dedication Ceremony for the Sharks Forever stamps.
The mailer was designed as an Asymmetrical Accordion / Swinger Fold hybrid format, and printed by Linemark (Upper Marlboro, Md.) with spot high gloss and sandpaper UV coatings that create a real sense of depth and dimension. We think you'll love this creative mail solution!
How was the Swinging Shark-Themed Asymmetrical Accordion Mailer produced?
Folding Style: Asymmetrical Accordion
Design: Four75 at USPS
Print Production: Linemark, Maryland
Paper: 100# Endurance Gloss Cover
Size: Folded: 7.25" x 7.25"; Flat: 15.25" x 7.25"
Production: Printed 4/4 with spot gloss and sandpaper UV coatings.
Finishing: Diecut and score, fold and insert into envelopes.
Budget Rating: Low – 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.