A finishing method by which intricate shapes can be cut from the page. This process requires a custom-made die, which has a sharp steel edge constructed to cut the required shape.
Having a raised surface. This is created by using a male and female form.
A printing method that transfers a metallic foil to the page through the application of a metal form and heat.
Holographic foil blocking
A printing method that transfers a special holographic metallic foil to the page through the application of a metal form and heat.
A special metallic finished board can crate dramatic effects, even just with a single colour print applied.
A plastic-based varnish applied by screenprinting, and available in matt, satin and gloss finishes. It can be applied over the entire surface or treated as a spot varnish, enabling the designer to print elements purely as a varnish or to highlight selected elements on the page.
Duplex and Triplex
A method by which two or three different stocks can be bonded together, createing a variety of effects. This method is very useful to create a high contrast from one side to the other – combining uncoated and coated boards, textured and smooth boards, different colour stocks etc.
A process whereby gold-leaf is applied to the edges of an invite, card or book block. Resulting in a lavish finishing touch to a printed job.