Tied Iron Cross with Nested Accordion Insert: 60-Second Fold of the Week
Today, we're changing gears from last week's clever, inline automated long-run mail solution, to a highly targeted and personalized short-run invitation for a VIP event at the PRINT 17 show in Chicago.
Designed and produced in-house by the team at GLS/NEXT Precision Marketing in Brooklyn Park, Minn., this stylish invitation was handed out in-person to 100 lucky potential guests.
An exciting feat of digital printing, this invitation was produced on an HP Indigo 7800 digital press and produced in an exciting format with lots of special effects. It's a must-see!
How was the Tied Iron Cross with Nested Accordion Insert produced?
Folding Style: Tied Iron Cross/4-Panel Accordion
Design and Production: GLS/NEXT Precision Marketing, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Client: HP Indigo
Paper: GPA Midnight Black 100-lb. Cover
Size: Iron Cross Carrier - Flat, 16" x 11.75," Folded 8" x 4.75"; Accordion - Flat: 7.75" x 11.75," Folded: 7.75" x 4.5"
Print Production: Printed on an HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press, CMYK + multiple passes of White, Fluorescent Pink, and Clear ElectroInk. Personalized with Variable Data Printing. Very specific laydown sequences and critical trapping involved.
Finishing: Diecut, Score, String, Hand Fold and Assemble
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.