embossing & foil stamping
Precision Graphics has many advantages when it comes to embossing and foil stamping work. None greater than the fact that we can produce the majority of our own dies as needed in our own die shop. This offers rush job turn-around capabilities that cannot be found anywhere else in the region. Combine this and our many years of combined foiling and embossing experience and a maximum sheet size of 29" x 41", and you'll see how we are the top choice of many regional printers and print buyers.
Helpful foiling and embossing hints:
As a rule when foil is required over a printed area, wax free inks should be used whenever possible, and fully dried. Never knock out the area where foil is to be placed. Foil stamping wet sheets can cause gassing and other adhesion problems that in turn can delay the finishing delivery. Print as early as possible and allow for the necessary drying time.
Embossing calls for special attention in typesetting and design. Typefaces and art copy with thin "weight" or delicate serifs are typically not recommended. A simple rule of thumb would be to recognize any embossing copy that is less that 1/32" (aprox. 2 points) in "weight" and contact us for an evaluation.
Please lead the job's arrival with the following so we can prepare for your job and keep it on track without unnecessary delay... film "negative" for foil stamping or debossing, film "positive" for embossing, and foil color choice. This way we can make the necessary dies and order foil if necessary before your job arrives.
All jobs must be clearly marked for gripper and side guide.
Detailed artwork and/or samples with unquestionable positioning and pertinent detail clearly shown must be shipped with each job order.
Please include a shipper showing quantity of sheets shipped, quantity of finished pieces needed, and what quantity of overs, if any, that are desired.