Foil Stamping — the application of metallic or pigmented foil on to a solid surface by application of a heated die onto foil, it permanently adheres to the surface of the paper leaving the design of the die. Foils come in a wide variety of colors and finishes, the most commonly used are metallic gold and silver. But many other foils with pearlescent and holographic effects are available.
Embossing / Debossing — embossing and debossing are the processes of creating either raised or recessed relief images and designs in paper. An embossed pattern is raised against the background, while a debossed pattern is sunken into the surface of the material. There are also combination dies that can do both emboss and deboss at the same time.
Die Cutting — die cutting is the process of using a die to cut or punch a design into paper, paperboard, plastics, or adhesive label stock. There is also Laser Die Cutting, this is used for very fine detail cuts or intricate patterns.
Scoring — scoring is the the act of creating a line or depression in paper that will help the paper fold. There are two ways of performing a score, with a rotory scoring tool which is typically employed in mechanical folders or with a letterpress. A rotory score cuts the paper fibers slightly to allow the fibers to bend during folding, this process is very fast and is suitable for very large quantity runs. A letterpress score crushes the paper fibers producing more of a rounded score, this is better suited for heavier weight paper stocks and for smaller quantities. The letterpress score is also more desirable for higher-end projects.
Sequential Numbering — our letterpress machines are capable of imprinting sequential numbers. Although sequential numbering can be done variably in our digital printing department, if you are sequentially numbering NCR forms a letterpress solution may be a better solution.
We can die cut up to 20.5 x 26.5 inches.
We can foil stamp areas up to 12 x 18 inches.
Download our guide on how to create files for letterpress here.