Cool Swinging Disco Ball Accordion Invitation: 60-Second Fold of the Week
What's more fun than a disco ball? Nothing! This week's superstar is a brilliant composite format that merges a three-panel accordion with a swinger fold. Engineered and produced by our friends at Structural Graphics in Essex, Conn., this stylish disco-themed design from RedRover for the Regional One Health Foundation's annual fundraising gala ships flat, then opens to a swirling, dimensional disco ball and an overall accordion format.
There's a simple trick that makes it all come alive, so you won't want to miss this week's inspired solution!
Project Credits and Specs:
Folding Style: Swinger Fold/Accordion Fold Composite Format
Structural Design and Production: Structural Graphics, Essex, Conn.
Design: RedRover Sales & Marketing Strategy, Memphis, Tenn.
Paper: Tango 10-pt. C2S
Size: Accordion - Flat: 21.5" x 7.375"; Folded: 7.375 x 8"; Swinger - Flat: 8.5" x 7.375"
Production: Printed 4/4 offset with spot gloss aqueous. 750 qty.
Finishing: Diecut/score, hand assemble, glue and insert
Budget Rating: Moderate – High
Trish Witkowski shares her super-cool folding samples and helpful production tips. View the “60-second Super-cool Fold of the Week” archive at www.foldfactory.com.
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.