Foiling and Embossing can add a touch of class and elegance to many printed products. Foiling can be used to highlight company logos, special holidays, and functions; or add unique techniques to your normal printing projects. Rather than foiling, some use blind embossing as a way to enhance the look and feel without using any ink or foil. Registering your emboss to a preprinted sheet is also possible and gives your project a very tactile feel.
Dies are needed to do foiling, embossing, or a combination of both processes. A variety of colors and/or finishes of foils are available. It is important to work with our professionals to choose papers that are more receptive to these techniques. Dies can be used many times and can be used on a combination of projects such as letterheads, envelopes, business cards, and invitations. If a die is used for foiling and embossing and has a date in the die, this can limit the usefulness of the die on future projects.
Dies are also used in die cutting. All of these processes are used in letterpress, but the types of dies are totally different. Die cuts are usually made in programs like Adobe Illustrator and are used for projects like presentation folders, tight registration converted envelopes, key card holders, business card slits, and unique shapes to match your art just to name a few.