Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn

Ever wondered what goes into creating a pop-up book?

This video courtesy of Smithsonian Libraries takes you through the process with two of the best in the business: Author / Artist Chuck Fischer and Paper Engineer Bruce Foster, who were featured as part of the 2010-2011 Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn Exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

This fascinating and informative video walks you through it from start to finish, and provides a great snapshot of the production process here at 3D Paper Greetings. We use the same methods shown in the video for our projects; specifically the creation of die-lines and prepress layouts (or “nesting sheets”), hand assembling comps and working with remote production plants to manufacture large quantities to be distributed worldwide.

Take a few minutes to enjoy this video, and you’ll have a new appreciation for what we and all other paper engineers do!

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