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April 2004
This Month's Tip:
Hot Stamping and Embossing

The term "foil stamping" is commonly used to describe the heated transfer of any roll leaf, usually a metallic color, to a substrate. However, gold, silver and other metallics are by no means the only options available in "hot stamping." Clears, tints, gloss and matte pigments, pearls and special effect foils like holographics and wood grains are all commonly referred to as "foils." Designers looking to add detail, dimensionality and unbeatable quality should consider combining foils with other finishing techniques like embossing, refractive etching, die cutting and other treatments. If so, they can create unique and unparalleled looks that are without peer.

Blind Emboss - This example was produced with a sculptured die. This type of die produces images with the most intricate detail possible.







Tint Roll Leaf - This technique adds a gray tint roll leaf to the embossed area.









Shiny Black Foil - This foil imparts a shinier, brighter surface on the embossed image than the tint roll leaf.








Multi-Color Roll Leaf - This image uses two roll leaf colors - in this case, a pearl and a tint - to bring out the highest level of detail in the embossed image.









Note: To view a Flash movie of these options, please visit our web site: http://www.diecrafters.com/html/IC-Tip0404.htm.

The Diecrafters Advantage
At Diecrafters, we specialize in helping you design more attractive products through efficient foil stamping and embossing capabilities. We can perform foil stamping and embossing on substrates such as offset printed paper and board (up to .030 point), corrugated, vinyl, and more. To make sure we help you achieve the look you desire, let us help you plan your foil stamping and embossing project from the design phase.

If you would like a sample sheet that includes these embossed images, contact Diecrafters and we'll be happy to send you one!

 

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