Tapered Iron Cross with Zip Strip, Nested Tri-Fold: 60-Second Fold of the Week
Hold onto your hats — this week's super-cool selection is truly stunning (and versatile)! Designed as an invitation for a special event at the Aria Las Vegas, this surprisingly gorgeous self-mailing invitation is loaded up with texture and shimmer.
An iron cross with subtly tapered panels is the carrier that holds a clever twist on a tri-fold. We think this solution can also be scaled back for smaller budgets as well. You will not want to miss this week's episode!
How was the Tapered Iron Cross with Zip Strip and Nested Tri-Fold produced?
Folding Style: Tapered Iron Cross, Tri-Fold
Client: Aria Las Vegas, an MGM Resorts Luxury Destination/MGM Resorts International
Paper: Strathmore Pure Cotton Letterpress 111-lb. Soft White Cover
Size: Carrier: flat, 19x14"; folded: 7x7"; Insert: flat, 19x6.5"; folded, 6.5x6.5"
Production: Printed 2/2 PMS with emboss and foil stamp in register
Finishing: Diecut and score, hand fold and insert, tape to seal
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.