“Hey everybody, I’m Trish from foldfactory, and this is your 60-second Super-cool Fold of the Week. Thanks for watching. This week’s Super-cool Fold is from my good friends at Corporate Press in Lanham, Maryland. I think you're going to love this. This is technically a format, not a fold because there's no folding involved. But, I thought you’d love this. This involves four die-cut pieces that lock together and create this really cool dimensional kind of sculptural piece. Very clever.
This is Association for Manufacturing Technology for their IMTS conference. They wanted to send something really cool. This piece shipped entirely flat, as you can see. It mailed in a clear envelope with an address sheet in there, for mailing. But, this is so neat. I’m going to take it apart for you in a minute, but I want you to understand how it works. So, it shipped flat as I said, but then it basically turt when you kind of activate it, it opens into this amazing kind of dimensional standing format. And, the other thing that’s kind of cool is because of the shapes, you can see how there are kind of boxes that lift and lower.
They reveal and hide different pieces of information which I love, and then it becomes this very kind of sculptural piece. This on a hundred-pound gloss cover. These were offset printed on a Komori Press, and then these were die cut and hand assembled. They did 40,000 of these. Very, very cool piece. So, I’m only going to do this once.
I’m going to take this apart for you because I want you to understand how the pieces fit together. I’m sure there’s a really efficient way to do this. I’m slow with it because I’ve only done the one. But anyway, I’m just going to take this apart for you so you can see that this is really just four die cut shapes like this. Okay, there’s four of these, and there’s a little notch here, a notch here, a notch here and a notch here.
And so, these fit in and kind of the notches slide together, and that's how it all starts to work. Okay? So, it goes all the way around. There’s four of them. So, four of these shapes, and then they put them all together, four of them, to create that dimensional format. So, so clever and interesting. I thought you’d love it. I hope you do. That’s your 60-second Super-cool Fold of the Week, Interlocking Mailer. Forward this to your friends and colleagues, keep the dialogue going. And viewers, please send me your folds. If I use them, I’ll send you free stuff. Visit foldfactory.com for folded samples, dielines and print. And remember, think finishing at the beginning. I’ll see you next week. Bye.