There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of variations on the folds mentioned here in our Paper Folding FAQ. Graphic designers can get quite creative.
The most effective way to plan your print project is to start with the end use and work backwards to design. That’s because there are limitations at each step of the process that need to be factored into the design. By working backwards, you avoid getting caught by an unexpected limitation when it can no longer be adjusted.
For example, a client with an ingenious, unique design that didn’t work backwards, might find that their project can’t be folded by machine, and requires hundreds of hours of expensive hand work.
Or it may not meet postal regulations.
Or it may require a specialty print finishing company located across the country.
Start with the target audience in mind.
- What do you want them to do with the printed piece?
- How will it be delivered to them?
- Is sustainability a factor?
- What budget are you working with?
These and other questions will narrow the scope of the project.
Call Clear Print at 818-709-1220 for help in this process. Use our experience to keep your design on track and on budget.