2 | Sleeking/Foil Stamping/Raised
Our new sleeking process can apply foils, gloss and dull spot effects, holographic effects and more. Finishes such as gloss or matte, a metallic highlights in gold, silver, colored foils. or incredible holographic impressions are attainable with this add-on. Since the sleeking location is determined by ink placement and not a die, digital printing gives more flexibility of design, and without the expensive dies traditionally associated with this process. This is especially significant for variable sleeking, which would be impossible with traditional foil stamping as you would have to pay for a different die for every print.
Foil Stamping and Embosssing:
Foil stamping is done by creating a die based on the area you want foil to be and stamping it into the substrate. Foil stamping works with more substrates than sleeking and comes in a wider range of color choices, although sleeking is closing that gap. Stamping accents the substrate you are using by pushing the foil into it as opposed to laying it over like your would do if you were sleeking. This can show off a specialty paper finish, such as stipple, with shimmers of foil. Definitely an attention grabbing kind of business card.
Raised in the printing world can mean a couple of things. Raised ink or clear is what we are referencing but embossing/debossing is another tactic to get that tactile experience. Our HP Indigo digital press allows us to build layers of ink to create amazing effects. With the clear ink, we can put specific elevations over certain areas of color that give a visual experience as well as an unforgettable tactile experience.