Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing appropriate stock, part of Print Production: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting.
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 details in…your embossing art. Although the contrast between textured…
- Understanding how dies are created: hand-engraved, machined, or photo-engraved
- Preparing files for die-cutting
- Choosing appropriate stock
- Creating artwork for single- or multi-level embossing
- Checking proofs
- Examining a cutting die
- Handling a complex bleed
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Embossing Basics
2. Manufacturing Considerations
3. Preparing Artwork for Embossing
4. Foil Stamping
5. Die Cutting Basics
6. Designing Die Cutting in Illustrator
Handling a complex bleed6m 57s
7. Designing Die Cutting in InDesign
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