Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Die components, part of Print Production: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting.
If you're working on a project that uses embossing, where do those dies come from,…and how are they created? Well, the first thing to consider is…something called the profile of the die. Now, keep in mind that a die consists of…the die itself, and then the counter. Now, all of the profile illustrations that…you're seeing are for embossing. Meaning that the embossed area's going to…push up above the paper. There's also something called debossing,…where that shape gets pushed into the paper.…Although, that's not used very often, the only difference would be essentially you…would turn this little set of pieces upside down.…
But for all of these illustrations, they're meant to show a die that's…going to give you raised content on the page.…So, for what's called a single-level die, it's just going to push it all up one level.…So everything is going to be on one plain that's pushed up out of the paper.…That doesn't mean it's just going to be a big circle or a big square.…It just means everything's going to be uniform.…
- 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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