Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video When to start working on a die: Early in the job, part of Print Production Essentials: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting.
I'm sure you're not surprised to know that adding embossing to a job adds to the…complexity of the job. And it also adds to the complexity of…planning for the job. So, if you're entertaining the notion of…adding embossing to a project, when should you start the planning?…You know, right about now might be a good time.…Here are some questions to ask the printer or finisher.…And I put both terms there, because most often you're going to deal with the printer.…And if the printer doesn't perform his own embossing, he's going to pass that job off…to the finisher to do the embossing. Sometimes you'll deal directly with the…finishing company. So these questions still apply either way.…
You want to determine early on what the appropriate stock is for a project.…And given that stock, how deep can the embossing be?…How deep should it be? Even though you're not going to create the…die, it may be helpful for you to know what kind of edge is best.…A beveled die? A rounded die?…Because that can have some impact on your design.…
- 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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