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Field Guide to Folding

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A Field Guide to Folding offers a condensed version of the award-winning FOLDRite system, highlighting 85 of the most common folding styles used in the industry today.

This guide is an essential tool for graphic arts professionals, and serves as a springboard for creative ideas, as an aid for proper print production, and as a means for establishment of a folding standard.
Great as a desktop guide or coursebook!
Price: $19.99


A Field Guide to Folding features folding diagrams, illustrations and considerations for 85 brochure folds, and includes the industry-approved FOLDRite™ folding compensation mathematics for every fold.

The book also offers comprehensive information about folding and file setup for print production.
A Field Guide to Folding is a must-have for prepress departments, printing salespeople, estimators, print buyers, designers, and bindery professionals.   

Table Of Contents

1. About FOLDRite / About FOLDRite Template Master software plug-in

2. Folding 101
•  Folding Basics
•  Folding Families
•  Format Options
•  Understanding the Lingo
•  Making Sequenced Folding Dummies
•  How Paper Affects Folding
•  General Rules for Folding Compensation
•  Die-cutting, Scoring, and Perforating
•  Wafer-seals and Glue

3. Reference Materials
•  Conversion Chart
•  Press Sheet Sizes
•  Standard Envelope Sizes
•  Finishing Terms

4. FOLDRite Folding Styles

About the Author

Trish Witkowski is an award-winning designer with extensive experience in marketing and collateral design, POP, packaging and direct mail.

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). She 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.

Trish has a specialized expertise in the area of folding and finishing and is the creator of the FOLDRite™ brochure folding system.

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