THE 10 STEPS TO MAKING AN AMAZING POP-UP
To create a pop-up, be it a brochure or a greeting card or a fully fledged pop-up book, there are many different things to be done. We have broken the process down into 10 stages here:.
First of all you talk to us and let us know what you want – what you would like to pop-up and any other relevant information – the number of copies, the size, the number of pages, the cover treatment and the timescale..
Then we send you sketches presented as a pdf with annotations and explanations. These pdf sketches provide the basis for further discussions including the budget.
2. Paper engineering & the prototype
Once you are happy with the concept /proposal, the paper engineering is carried out, this is the most crucial stage, this is where the pop-up is designed and the mechanics are worked out.
We make paper and card models which are modified and tweaked until the optimum desired effect is obtained and then a prototype or mock-up is made. This prototype is also used to obtain firm costings for the print and assembly.
With a wealth of experience in the world of novelty books and with lots of pop-up innovations of our own, we have created hundreds of pop-up books with many different paper engineering mechanics: Tip-ups, pull tabs; dials; changing pictures; pivots and rivets, etc. We endeavour to make pop-ups integral to the story not just an add on.
We know card and paper, how it folds and what stress it is under when it is made to move in a particular way, we know where it needs to be creased, perforated, slotted or strengthened. We know what will work and what won’t.
Paper engineering is a technical, exacting and highly skilled art form. With 20 years under our belt we like to think we have some paper engineering expertise and technical knowhow to deliver the highest quality products.
We would love to hear about your project, email us the details and we can discuss your options and arrange a quotation. Click here to email us.