Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Design considerations for foil stamping, part of Print Production Essentials: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting.
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When you're planning and designing artwork for a job that involves foil stamping,…there are some considerations. When you're using hot foil, it's important…to choose the appropriate stock. For example, heavy text and cover paper…are going to work the best, and a stock with a smooth finish is really good…because you want to maintain that metallic look if you're using a metallic foil.…Or if you're using one of the clear foils, again you want a smooth finish.…If you try to iron out that stock in order to maintain a smooth finish that's…going to require higher pressure. And because the stock is then placed under…higher pressure, that's going to cause an impression on the reverse side of the stock.…
Which may not matter if you're doing this on the cover, but it's something to…consider, especially if you're going to use both sides of the stock.…You want to avoid trying to apply hot foil to coated or varnished stock, because…there's heat involved, gases are given off when that heat is applied to make that…
- 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
InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelineswith James Wamser1h 34m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Prepress and Printingwith Taz Tally4h 1m 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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