Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video The basics of foil stamping, part of Print Production: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting.
There's more than one way to add shine to your printed project.…One method is called cold foil. Now, cold foiling happens on press.…An adhesive is applied to the paper, much like ink would be, and then the foil is…adhered to that adhesive area and then it's cured with UV light.…One of the beauties of cold foiling is that it can hold very fine details like…small type or thin art components, even halftones.…And it's capable of large area coverage. You can over print it, which means that…your range of color is pretty much unlimited.…
So you can apply process colors you can even use pan tone colors on top of that…cold foil. Because it happens on press, registration…is not an issue. And you don't have to create any dyes for…cold foils. So that means that you don't have that…wait time for a dye to be created. There's no change to the stock texture,…because there's no pressure used to apply cold foil.…And that also means that there's no stock deformation.…You don't have the warping that you might have with.…Application of hot foil, that means that you can put cold foil closer to a fold or…
- 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
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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