Check an Emboss proof Print Production


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Checking an embossing proof

Before an embossing job goes into full production, usually the die maker will provide you with what's called a strike. It's a proof. It's a test emboss of the stock that's going to be used on the final job. And you need to inspect that to make sure it looks the way you expect. You want to check the depth; is the embossing the proper depth you were expecting? And if you're using a multi level or a sculptural embossing die, make sure there's sufficient difference between the levels, and you can see the detail that you were hoping to capture in the embossing.

And, speaking of detail, you want to check for broken type, broken rules, any small art components. You want to make sure that they're rendered with fidelity. You want to check for distortion. Are smaller details distinct? And since embossing involves pressure, and you're really just sculpting the paper, you want to check for stock buckling. And this is especially true of very heavy stock. And if you're performi...

Checking an embossing proof
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Checking an embossing proof provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Claudia McCue as part of the Print Production Essentials: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting

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Design
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Illustrator InDesign
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