Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Examples of foil stamping, part of Print Production: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting.
Before we start talking about the mechanics of foil stamping I think it…might be inspirational to see some great examples of foil stamping in use.…Now when you hear foil you think metallic and a lot of foil stamping is metallic…foil stamping and this is a beautiful piece that has some metallic foil on it.…And it also has die-cutting and embossing. This is pretty much every wonderful thing…you could do to a piece of paper except put ink on it.…If you look at that script G in the background, you might think that's black…ink, but it isn't. It's actually a clear foil.…
And it's a little hard to show you here. But all it does is put shine in that area.…It's similar to the effect that you would get with a spot varnish.…But it's a much higher shine, it's a beautiful piece showcasing all the things…that these guys know how to do with foil stamping, and embossing, and die cutting.…And here's another example of clear foil. Here it's being used in combination with a…blind emboss. And it adds just a little bit of color to…
- 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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