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Choosing appropriate stock

As you start planning a job that's going to use embossing, stock is a consideration. You should consult your printer if that's who you're dealing with. Or if you have a direct relationship with the die maker, talk to them. If you think of it this way, paper and embossing is sort of a recipe, and you want to be a good cook. The stock weight, of course, is important as you might expect, heavier stock responds well to embossing. But the die may have to be created deeper in order to provide definition for certain artwork if it's very heavy stock. One of the things that happens with heavy stock, is that, even though it will hold shape well.

It can also try to collapse. It tries to go back to its former shape. So it may have to be pushed deeper than what the finished emboss level ought to be. The surface or the texture of the stock is important. You'll find that felt finishes are the best for maintaining detail. If the stock has very pronounced texture, it could complete with small de...

Choosing appropriate stock
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Choosing appropriate stock 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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