Reverse Wrapped Accordion with Stitched-In Insert — 60-Second Fold of the Week (Video)
This week's inspired solution is a smart modification to a Fold of the Week classic, the wrapped accordion. Produced by Villanti Printers in Milton, Vermont, for client St. Lawrence University, this wrapped accordion is unexpectedly flipped so that the accordion panels pull directly from the cover panel. The result is a huge four-panel panoramic image on the cover and lots of real estate for content and imagery. The addition of a stitched-in four-page insert and a stepped edge adds to the charm and practicality of the piece. This format was also produced entirely by machine, which is a fabulous benefit. You're going to love this week's featured format!
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.