Production time: 5 - 7 Days
Foil print allows metallic foils stick to certain parts of the paper and provide a shiny look at competitive pricing. Allows for variable data. Printing can be from 13 in to whatever length.
Papers to print on: from 20# text to 165# cover, smooth paper.
Keep in mind: This is the most affordable foil method for lower quantities. Allows for variable data. Quality is good, but foil stamping is better.
Foil Print will allow you to achieve a lux look at affordable pricing, the only limitation we have is that it looks best on smooth papers, it can be white or colored, but the smoother the better.
Your design has to be setup for 1 color only. During your design process, you’re welcome to use the color of the paper and color of the foil you want for your text for you to see how the final result will look like, but when you’re getting ready to send us the files, these need to have no colored backgrounds, and all text set to 100%.
Make sure the lines are at least .35 pt thick, and this method is friendly to large areas of foil.
1. Setup your bleed:
Bleed area is the extra (usually 1/8″) of color beyond the finished size of your printed piece. It allows us to print your piece oversized and cut it down to size, thereby giving the appearance that the printing bleeds off the edge of the page, rather than having white borders. Because cutting may vary slightly, it is a good idea to make sure all of your valuable information (ie. text) is within the “safe design zone” (at least 1/8″ inside the finished area.)
For example, a standard business card measures 3.5 x 2 inches. When creating your design file, create the page size equal to the printed size of your piece (3.5 x 2). Extend any color that you want to bleed off the page at least .125 inches past your page size. Make sure to save the file as a .PDF with bleeds. Make sure to save the files as a high-resolution PDF with bleeds. Crop marks are not necessary.
2. Outline fonts
While either in Adobe Illustrator or InDesign, select all your text that needs to be outlined using the black arrow tool (the default arrow tool). Next, select TYPE>Create Outlines. This will automatically convert your text into vector shapes. Your text will temporarily look bolder and be highlighted in blue. Click anywhere on your artboard that is white to deselect your text and its appearance will look normal again.
3. Save your file as the High Quality Print Adobe PDF preset, make sure the bleeds are checked.
In stock papers for digital printing:
Most of our stocks are great for digital printing, to see the full list and request swatches, visit the paper guide.
Other printed methods that can be combined with digital printing:
CMYK ink - For smooth paper
White ink - For smooth paper
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