Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating artwork for multilevel embossing, part of Print Production: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting.
If you're working on a project that involves multi-level embossing, you should…first consult with your printer or die maker, and let them tell you how to…prepare your artwork properly so that you get the result that you have in mind.…We're working on a project for a client who's creating their annual report, and…they want to do something with their logo to make it look more interesting.…This is their logo and, rather than just printing it, they've decided that they…want to emboss it. And rather than using a simple single…level emboss, they want to do a multilevel emboss.…
So they've provided us this comp that they created in Photoshop that gives us a rough…idea of what they have in mind. The three little arcs at the left are…going to emboss at different depths. The left arc just slightly.…The middle arc a little bit more and then the third arc is going to emboss the most deeply.…So this is something we could provide to our dye maker but we have to give them…artwork to use. So this is how our dye maker has asked us…
- 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
Learning Print Production (2012)with Claudia McCue4h 26m Beginner
InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelineswith James Wamser1h 34m Intermediate
Print Production: Spot Colors and Varnishwith Claudia McCue1h 57m 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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