A Double Life: Meet the Flapper

What do Hyundai, Asbury University and Gillette all have in common? They all understand the high impact the Flapper can have on an audience.

The Flapper, one of Structural Graphics’ exclusive patented designs, is kind of like a book you just can’t put down. Kids love it. Adults do, too. What makes it so unique is the way it folds continually into itself, revealing four separate layers of messaging ranging from text, photographs and even QR codes.

Even better? They’re incredibly versatile. Not only can they be distributed as a flat self-mailer, but they range in sizes, too. We’ve produced Flappers that were very small (3” x 3”) as well as ones that are about the size of a standard piece of paper (8” x 11”). Clients have used them as magazine inserts, designed them to look like tablets, and have even included scratch-offs and coupons inside. The possibilities are endless!

But how exactly do you use a Flapper?

Here are a few tips to get you started:

If you’re using our French Door style (i.e. the one with a vertical front opening)…

1. Starting on the front side of the Flapper, fold open until the left and right flaps are folded back to display the second message panel.
2. Continue following the natural folds of the paper until you get back to your original panel.

If you’re using our Dutch Door style (i.e. the one with a horizontal front opening)…

1. Starting on the front side of the Flapper, fold open until the top and bottom flaps are folded back to display the second message panel.
2. Continue following the natural folds of the paper until you get back to your original panel.

Click here to visit our Instagram feed and see the Flapper in action.


Ready to design yours? Take a look at our Flapper How To Guide then let us send you one to play with and inspire you!

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