Foil limitations Print Production


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Foil limitations

So, here are some things to think about as you contemplate using foil stamping in a project. Coated stock is usually okay, foil stamping works very well on coated stock, it gives it a nice smooth surface. But varnishes can present a problem. And that's because they can keep trapped gases from getting out. And that means that you might see bubbling under your foil, and you don't want that. You don't want those ugly bubbles marring that nice, smooth surface. There's heat and pressure involved in applying hot foil, and sometimes that can cause color changes on the stock, especially yellow or brown stock.

Darker stocks tend to cause a little bit of color change. Some foils can change color too, slightly after application. Don't expect to find hot foils in every Pantone color, but there is a huge range. The most efficient way to use foil stamping is to foil isolated areas, you know a medallion on the cover or a logo on the back cover, something like that. Now there are some systems t...

Foil limitations
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Foil limitations provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Claudia McCue as part of the Print Production Essentials: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting

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Design
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Illustrator InDesign
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