Cursives! FOILED AGAIN! (foil stamping)

We stamp cursives, Romans, sans serifs, scripts, or whatever style of type you like! Foil stamping can add extra dimension to business cards, stationery, and pocket folders. Sometimes, foil will work well on materials where printing with ink is not practical, such as rigid plastics. Letterpress Finesse does foiling from both dies and hand-set type, so we can economically handle everything from personalizing a single photo album to running thousands of business cards. Some of the things we can foil include:

  • Stationery
  • Announcements
  • Pocket folders
  • Book covers and spines (both pre- and post-bindery)
  • Photo albums
  • Photographs
  • Briefcases
  • Leather bookmarks
  • Wooden plaques
  • Hard plastic boxes
  • Name badges
  • Pencils
  • Napkins
  • Favors boxes
  • Ribbons

Types of foils include: metallic, pigment (matte and gloss), holographic, pearl and patterned.

(embossing and debossing)

EMBOSSING produces a image by raising up an area of the paper in the shape of that image. Thermography is not embossing! The image can be in an unprinted area of the paper (blind embossing), or a previously printed or foiled image can be raised by embossing it afterward.

DEBOSSING produces an image by pushing down an area of the paper in the shape of that image. Deep impression printing is actually a way of printing and debossing at the same time. In some cases, it is more practical to print an image with a “kiss” impression first, then deboss it heavily in a second run. Blind debossing is great for leather bookmarks. Embossing and debossing can be combined to produce multilevel effects.