Tall and Glamorous Pocketed Gate Fold Invitation: 60-Second Fold of the Week
This week's featured solution is racking up awards left and right. Designed by Phen Thomas at the MGM National Harbor in-house design team, and printed by Bennett Graphics in Tucker, Ga., this MGM New Year's Gala invitation is a true statement piece.
The format, the printing, the paper, and the special effects push the boundaries of digital print - and the result is truly spectacular. It's a must-see!
How was the Tall and Glamorous Pocketed Gate Fold Invitation produced?
Folding Style: Tall Gate with Center Pocket
Design and Client: MGM National Harbor, MD
Printer: Bennett Graphics, Tucker, GA
Paper: Neenah Epic Black 130 lb Cover
Size: Folded: 4.75x12˝; Flat: 9.5x15.75˝ / Insert: 4.25x11.75˝ Folded
Production: Digitally printed, white only.
Finishing: Diecut/score, matte laminate, Scodix raised clear gloss and cold release gold foil.
Budget Rating: Moderate – High
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.