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BASICS OF PRINTING. Die-cutting, Foil Stamping and Embossing Randy Thompson Director, Business Development. Finishing Standards. Correct finishing is usually sequentially pre-determined Finishing is a determining factor in how jobs are printed Master Shell / Imprint Programs

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Basics of printing

BASICS OF PRINTING

Die-cutting, Foil Stamping and Embossing

Randy Thompson

Director, Business Development


Finishing standards
Finishing Standards

  • Correct finishing is usually sequentially pre-determined

  • Finishing is a determining factor in how jobs are printed

  • Master Shell / Imprint Programs

  • The more you finish…..the more you scrap

  • In-line vs Off-line…..It’s all in the quantity


Finishing
Finishing

  • Straight-cutting

    • Chop Cut / Guillotine Cut

    • Programmable Cutters



Die cutting
Die-cutting

  • High or Hollow Die-cutting

    • Used for Single Labels and Envelope Converting

  • Steel Rule Die-cutting

    • For Large areas and where close register is required

    • “Die Line” art required for Die Production

    • Laser cut lines for Rule insertion

    • Differing rule types

      • Cutting / Perfing / Scoring


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    Standard Cutting Die


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    Die-Cut Make-ready




    Foil stamping
    Foil Stamping

    • Uses Dies of image pressed against stock over a colored ribbon of foil

    • Can be registered to either printed inks or to embossed images

    • For stationery, usually run as masters then imprinted


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    Foil Stamp Die


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    Angled View


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    Foil Roll Mounted to Press


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    Stock Feed to Die


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    Stamp Impressions


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    Foil Stamp Die in press


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    Rolls of Foil Feeding into Press


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    Business Card Masters


    Embossing debossing
    Embossing/Debossing

    • Embossing

      • Raised Image formed by pressing stock between a female die and male counter

      • Register to printed image or a “Blind” emboss

    • Deboss

      • Depressed Image formed by pressing stock between Male die and female counter



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    Emboss die in press


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    In-House Embossing


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    Blind Emboss Image



    Finishing critical quoting variables
    FinishingCritical Quoting Variables

    • Types of Required Finishing

    • Embossing and Foil Stamping

      • Number of locations

      • Size of emboss/foil areas

    • Die-cutting

      • Art for Die-line for cutting die


    Finishing recap
    FinishingRecap

    • Print Layout is directly linked to what finishing operations are required

    • Different Die types for different types of operations

    • New…..custom jobs need new dies

    • Stock or rerun jobs use “stock” dies

    • Up-sell premium services when possible