Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video File Format and other considerations, part of Print Production Essentials: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting.
Of course when you're working on any job for print, you should communicate with…your printer. But when you're working on a project that…involves embossing, you really need to be careful about the way you communicate with…your printer or your die maker. There are a lot of details that you need…to know when you're preparing your work for this kind of a job.…Early on, you should specify whether the embossing is going to be blind embossing,…and that means embossing on an area of the job that's not printed.…Or whether it's going to need to be registered to print, because that may…dictate the material that they use to create the die.…
And that may also dictate the kind of artwork you can use in embossing.…And of course you should ask how art should be supplied for any embossing project.…But especially one that involves embossing and foil stamping on the same area.…That's something called a combination die. Always indicate the kind of edge that you…want on the embossing. Do you want it to be beveled?…Do you want it to be rounded? And you should ask the printer or the die…
- 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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