Printing techniques that mostly used

There are many different print techniques out there to make your printed piece stand out. Although some of these processes can be expensive and/or difficult to do, they truly make a difference in your final product. We show you some techniques below:

Embossing/Debossing

Embossing and dembossing are similar processes that create a different result. Both processes involve making a metal plate and a counter. The plate is mounted on a press and the paper is stamped between the plate and counter. This force of pressure pushes the stock into the plate, creating the impression. Embossing produces a raised impression on your paper stock, while debossing creates a depressed impression.

Varnish

A varnish is a liquid coating applied to a printed surface to add an intensified chosen finish. The types of varnishes are gloss, matte, silk/satin, UV and spot UV. Whichever look you are going for in your piece, you can transform it with these coatings.

Die Cutting

Die cut involves cutting irregular shapes in paper or paperboard using a die. A die can be used in printing for cutting, scoring, stamping, embossing and debossing. Dies are normally custom pieces, but your printer will usually have some standard dies (such as for rounded corners) available if you don’t need a custom template

Foil Stamping

To get the gold /silver stamp, a foil layer is affixed to a certain material by a heating process. This is quite similar to uv-spot printing.

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