How accurate can foil blocking get? Let us show you.
In our blog image you will see a logo for the British Transport Police which appears at the top of their certificates. Hopefully you will notice how accurate the foil impression is against the two litho printed colours. Combining these two production methods requires know-how and experience. You often see foiling presented without any close registration to other printed colours – a much simpler process which is more forgiving. So, in a nutshell, we are showing you a product that reflects what we consider to be a good example of printing and foiling where accuracy is key.
To start a project like this you need to think about the following:
Can the artwork be foil blocked?
This will depend on the detail in the logo and the size you publish it. Our design and artwork team will be able to give you best advice and show you examples of different types of foiling. Some combined with printing, some foiled without printing and more importantly some with basic detail and some with fine detail so you get to know what’s possible. And, you will probably want to know about the foil colours available. There are so many effects you can achieve to enhance your brand . . . subtle clear foiling, shiny and mat golds, coppers and silvers, various holographic effects and some vibrant colours too. Whatever brand colours you use we are confident we have a colour to complement your design and print project.
What paper and board material best suits the foil blocking process?
Many materials just don’t lend themselves to this process. Either the material is too firm or has a coating or texture that prevents the foil from bonding to the surface correctly. We can arrange to send you coloured board and paper samples that we know are suitable for this process – and there are many to choose from. Explore vivid colours, touch tactile surfaces, consider vintage and futuristic looks. There are so many options and definitely one that can help you create the right message.
Here are a few of the printed promotional items that you can foil:
- Notebooks – A quality look and feel that's good enough to keep.
- Business Cards – Make a memorable first impression.
- Brochures – A premium printed finish will help you sell your premium products and services.
- Invitations – Stand out and make the event unmissable!
- Menu covers – Add an impressive ingredient to your print.
- Certificates – Create a “you should be proud moment”.
- Voucher Wallets – Something special awaits.
- Swing tickets – You’re buying into a premium brand.
- Christmas Cards – Season’s Greetings delivered in style.
If it’s a premium feel you are after, one that will impress your audience, perhaps we can help you.
We’re often visiting clients in Wellingborough, Kettering and Northampton so it’s no problem to pop by with samples or to take a brief.
Alternatively, give Admiral Design and Print a call on 01933 44 34 55 to arrange to visit our design studio in Wellingborough.