Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Embossing preprinted stock, part of Print Production: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting.
You're frequently going to be combining embossing and printing.…Now, if you're performing blind embossing, which is embossing that takes place on…unprinted stock, that's not an issue. If you're performing blind embossing on an…unprinted area of printed stock, that's usually not a challenge unless it's too…close to the printed area. And then, there might be some buckling.…So that's something to take into consideration as you're designing.…But registration to a printed area, as you might expect, requires precision.…And that usually requires the creation of brass dye.…
As for the embossing, they're more expensive, but they can hold finer detail,…and they're capable of longer runs as well.…Brass dies almost always require some hand work.…And that's time-consuming, and it's expensive.…And if there are errors, those can be really costly.…Because if you're embossing and you find out it's not what you want, if you find…out you just simply can't hold the detail that you want, or it's having awful…results on the printing. Then you're going to have to go all the…
- 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
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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