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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Folding: High-Speed Origami

Consider something as simple as a three-panel, letter-fold brochure. If all panels were the same width, the innermost panel would buckle, and the piece would never fold completely flat—the brochure would spring open or the oversized panel would crinkle when forced (Figure 3.7). You can demonstrate this for yourself by folding a sheet of paper into approximate thirds, as if you were going to stuff it in an envelope.

Figure 3.7. Wrong: a three-panel piece with equal-sized panels. The inner panel buckles, so the piece can’t fold properly.

The solution? Make the fold-in panel more narrow (Figure 3.8). Sounds simple, ...

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